The start of a new year often feels like a chance for a fresh start, a chance to break bad habits and develop new routines that will advance your mental, emotional, social, physical, and intellectual development. Setting resolutions at the start of the year is a fantastic way to begin a new chapter, which is probably why so many people do it.
The yearly ritual of making resolutions does not have to be an annual letdown. Choosing the right goal and the process to achieve it can sometimes mean the difference between success and failure. Most importantly, remember to be gentle and forgiving with yourself, and to rejoice in all progress made along the way. It is not only the end goal that is important, but also the journey to get there.
In celebration of the New Year, here are some resolutions that members of our team have adopted for 2023!
Work out to feel good, not to lose weight
Instead of stressing over the scale, focus on how great you feel since starting to exercise more. Numbers aren’t so important.
Do Random Acts of Kindness
Anyone can practice kindness, and it is free.
Let go of the Clutter
Clutter is literally bad for your health. Research says it causes stress. Make 2023 the year of cleanliness and organization.
Volunteering is not only good for your mental and physical health, but it is also a kind and selfless act for others.
Up your water intake
Our bodies need it. 75 percent of us are chronically dehydrated. Drink up!
Take the stairs
It does a body good!
Talk less, Listen more
When you spend more time listening, good things happen, and you learn and notice so much more.
There are so many quick, easy, and nutritious meals that can be prepared at home in less time than it takes to travel to a restaurant or wait for a delivery.
Stretch it out
We spend so much time sitting, hunched over, staring at our phones. Stretch for five minutes every day to loosen up those tight muscles.
Maintain connections with the people who matter
Even a quick phone call, text, or email can mean a lot.
Remove negativity or anything that makes you feel bad
Even things like super sad movies or news sources that just upset you.
Go to bed happy every night
“Never go to bed upset.” It may be a cliche, but it is true. Aim to begin and end each day with joy and gratitude.
Let go of grudges
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to begin 2023 with a blank slate? Put hatred behind you. Anger is so 2022.