New Year, new goals, new habits! The new year is an exciting time for change! As we look forward to the year ahead we look to replace bad habits with better ones to help improve every element of our lives! By nature we are creatures of habits! Don’t get me wrong not all habits are bad! Good habits like regularly exercising and meal prep can form a foundation to a healthy life but its the bad habits such as over-eating on the weekend can sabotage your health without even realising!
So whether you’re battling through a dry January or trying to get over the holiday food hangover, here are a few quick tips to break free of unhealthy habits!
Remember the choice is yours! - Are you reaching for the third cup of coffee or piece of chocolate out of habit? No one “has” to do anything. Think of your “why” before making decisions.
Recognise the ritual and make it healthier - If you view food as a reward, try to replace it with a treat, such as a short walk, a warm bath or 10 minutes of relaxing yoga
Create a rest routine - Make sure you look forward to getting into bed at night. Turn it into an experience you love, turn your phone to “do not disturb”, light a candle, read a relaxing book and learn how to wind down naturally without technology!
Make smart choices - Start with small, achievable goals. When you go out for dinner eat choose fish or lean meat with vegetables and have a cup of mint tea after dinner instead of dessert. REMEMBER: simple, small changes can make a huge difference!
Savour every moment, say “Cheers!” - Celebration and delight are incredibly powerful tonics. If you have some sweets don’t stress yourself out with guilt. Own it, trust yourself not to eat the whole pack, enjoy the celebration and then move on.
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