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Twenty Nineteen

2019 is the last year many of us can say we are living in the teens! Why not make this year all about balance?

Resolutions can come in many forms. Some people make a promise to change a bad habit, such as eating healthier, quitting smoking, cutting down drinking people make a commitment to develop positive habits, such as starting exercising, volunteering or joining a group hobby.

The tradition of New Year’s resolutions dates all the way back to roman times, January is named after Janus, a mythical god of early Rome. Janus had two faces — one looking forward, one looking backward. This allowed him to look back on the past and forward toward the future. On December 31, the Romans imagined Janus looking backward into the old year and forward into the new year. This became a symbolic time for Romans to make resolutions for the new year and forgive enemies for troubles in the past.

The Romans also believed Janus could forgive them for their wrongdoings in the previous year. The Romans would give gifts and make promises, believing Janus would see this and bless them in the year ahead.

Instead of making New years resolutions, which most of us know will be forgotten by February, why not introduce some small healthy goals into your week. Perhaps you could  try one or more of these:

  • Make a healthy date with a friend or family member each week, instead of meeting for a coffee or a meal why not try meeting at the park for a walk, pool/beach for a swim, gym for exercise, yoga or Pilates are fantastic.
  • Go to sleep at the same time each night, we all know having enough sleep benefits our health.
  • Make “free” plans every month, see what events are on in your local area such as free movies in the park, free live music, walks through national parks, visit to your local gallery or museum for free admission events.
  • Include a serving of vegetables daily to your meals.
  • Master the stairs, take 10 minutes to run up the stairs in your office or home.
  • Listen to novels while you work out. Research has shown that people who listen to an audiobook while exercising, worked out 51% more often.
  • Learn a new skill or hobby, Physical exercise keeps your body healthy, and mental exercise is key to keeping your mind sharp. Trying something new can boost memory skills and more. 
  • Meditate daily, the benefits of meditation are better sleep, less stress and more focus There are loads of Apps you can download to help you meditate.

What goals are you introducing this year to be a healthier version of you?

 

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