Losing weight is statistically the most popular resolution in America and we are more than happy to help people achieve their weight loss goals.
Losing weight and getting fit, obviously, are often achieved by making a number of small lifestyle changes.
These smaller resolutions are definitely worth making a big deal out of since small lifestyle habits often have a large impact on your mental and physical health.
Even if you’re in ideal shape and at your desired weight, you can still improve your life by focusing on at least one small, positive change.
Starting from healthy eating to feeling happier here’s your first step to identify at least one positive change you could make today!
1. Drink More Water
A 2015 study showed a greater amount of weight loss for the individuals who drank up to 16 ounces of water half an hour before a meal than the individuals who didn’t drink.
Start drinking more water to slim down.
2. Stop Using Plastic Water Bottles
Yes, it’s great that you consider drinking more water, however, you should be aware that the BPA in plastic bottles has been linked to weight gain.
What is more, you know that all that plastic is bad for the environment.
Choose a BPA-free reusable water bottle to stay hydrated and full without the negative consequences.
3. Stop Drinking Soda
Study displays that drinking soda leads to weight gain but it can likewise cause heart disease, diabetes, and increase cell aging at the same rate as smoking.
It’s best to replace soda with freshly squeezed juices.
4. Quit Smoking
There is much evidence showing how harmful smoking is to your body and to others around you.
Also, it has become one of the most unacceptable habits of American society.
It’s high time that you stop smoking this year!
5. Eat Veggies With Every Meal
Don’t focus just on cutting junk from your diet.
Instead, focus on adding healthy things, like vegetables to every meal.
When you aim to eat healthy stuff, you’ll automatically eat less of the junk food without feeling deprived.
6. Walk More
Trust me, it’s really easy to add more steps without even noticing!
Skip the escalators, use only the stairs.
Park farther away from the mall, and take more often a walk with your friends.
7. Read at Least One Book a Month
It’s amazing to think that you’ll read at least 12 twelve books a year, right?
Take a break from work, family, and social obligations and let your mind escape into a fantasy world.
8. Escape From Your Routine Every Week
Try a new thing every week.
It can be a latino-dance class, a new route to work, a new avocado recipe, anything!
And don’t get your hopes high – a new TV show or movie doesn’t count!
9. Get Organized
Yeah, I know – easier said than done.
But, keep in mind that studies demonstrate that being organized can make you calmer and boost productivity.
You get two awesome things for conquering any other goals!
10. Make Travel Plans
Don’t wait, book that trip that you wanted last year!
It will be one of your best moments of 2019!
11. Spend More Time With Your Loved Ones
When it comes to taking people for granted, it’s often the family members and friends whom we see as never-going-anywhere.
Spend more time with them, drink a coffee now and then, ask them how they feel, and be there for them.
12. Give at Least one Compliment a day
If you make the others feel good, it will make you feel good too.
And who wouldn’t want to feel happier in the coming year?
There are plenty of options you can consider if you decide to volunteer.
From experiences like cleaning up community centers to commitments like mentoring grade school children, the volunteering this year can be as flexible as you like.
14. Say “No” More
We’re often so busy satisfying everyone else that our own needs and wants get overlooked.
If you feel that you don’t put yourself in the first place, just learn to say “no”.
It doesn’t make you selfish, it just means that you value yourself the same as you value others.
15. Spend Less Time on Your Phone
Just put down your device and look around you.
Enjoy and don’t get too addicted to social media.
What is more, don’t pick it up so much in the first place!
16. Spend More Time With Yourself
Learn how to appreciate your alone time and get the most out of it.
Spending time alone allows you to think, reflect and reboot.
Also, it will allow developing a better relationship with yourself and that is one of the crucial things in your life.
17. Quit Your Job if you Hate it
Obviously, you must pay your bills, so you need a backup plan when making such a decision.
But if you really hate your job, there’s no point in keeping it.
Also, you will not be productive if you hate what you’re doing.
It’s time to take control of your life and eliminate the things in your life that bring you down.
18. Make a “Career Resolution”
It’s never too late to decide what you want to do in your life.
So, maybe it’s time to learn how to edit video.
Or to find a mentor.
Whatever you’ve always wanted to do, don’t hesitate!
You never know what your new career decisions could lead to!
19. Make Lists
Having so many things in our mind, makes us often forget about what we meant to do.
So, making lists ensures we get it all done, and checking that list makes us feel accomplished.
20. Establish a Date Night
Researchers show that married couples who spend alone time together at least once a week are 3.5 times more likely to report “being happy”.
And pay attention here: They’re also 3.5 times more “sexually satisfied” than couples who don’t spend time alone.
So, if you want to be one of these happy couples, make a romantic dinner or go to your favorite cafe with your significant other at least once a week.