As 2020 is closing out, setting goals for the new year is a common practice among many. Your new goals can be little habits you incorporate to make your day a little brighter, or a goal can be long-term that you work on all year. Whether you are choosing to create a long-term goal or small healthy habits, here are some of our favourite New Years Goals we are excited to implement in 2021.
Drinking water has many health benefits, improved energy and digestion to name a few. But it can be hard to get the recommended 8 glasses a day. If you tend to favor other beverages, like coffee or juice, this is a great goal for you to try out. Quick Tip: Try having a glass of water before your morning coffee and all meals - you are already at 4
Getting 10,000 steps a day isn't the easiest goal, especially if you have been working from home, but it is the minimum number of steps recommended by many health professionals. This year try aiming for 10,000 steps a day. If you are someone who is driven by numbers, invest in a FitBit or Apple Watch for step counting and tracking. Or, if like many of us you are short on cash after the holidays, why not use a free app such as Strava to help track your steps
In a world with UberEats and DoorDash, it can be tempting to order food to your door with a click of a button, but this year why not try cooking from home more often. A fun way is to choose one night a week to try out a new recipe. This is a great way to explore new flavors and options you would have never thought of, search Pinterest for tons of healthy recipes!
If 2020 has taught us anything, it is that we have a lot to be grateful for. This year, we are going to make a conscious effort to show and practice gratitude each and every day. Some ideas can be, writing a daily gratitude list, specifically thanking people, sending thank-you notes in the mail, or a quick thank-you text to loved ones.
For many, smart device addiction is real. A great goal to help curb the addiction is to implement a ban on devices one day a week. We understand that people need to get a hold of you, but unless it's a super important text or call, try and put your phone away for an entire day (we like Sundays!). If an entire day is a little drastic, start with no smart devices one-hour before bed and work your way up from there.
What are your goals for the new year?