Welcome to the start of a brand new year! Now is the time that everyone seems to be making their big sweeping resolutions of all they want to accomplish in the next 12 months. But how many of us really accomplished all we set out to do last year? Are you one of the many who made it midway through February and slowly lost momentum? This article isn’t about the latest exercise fad or dieting hack for this upcoming year, but it will help you to instill some healthy habits that can support you in achieving what you want.
Here Are 10 Tips To Help You Achieve What You Desire Most This Year
Wake Up Early
Science has shown that our brains are more productive in the morning before we’ve been bombarded with stressors like email, noise pollution and to-do lists. Waking up early gives you time to ease into the day instead of frantically running around to get organized and out the door. Here at The Goddess Garden, the sun and nature rises at around 5:30 every day. Being in sync with nature is a very powerful positive force.
Keep Healthy Foods In Your Fridge
Almost all of us have goals to lose at least a few pounds this year. Losing weight aside, one of the best ways to keep energized towards achieving any goal is to provide your body with premium nutrients. If your fridge is full of chocolate cake and fried chicken, that’s what you’re going to eat. If it’s stocked with fresh cut veggies and a variety of healthy dips, if you’re hungry, you’ll eat it.
In tandem with getting up early, it’s important to use this time to set the attitude for your day. Here at The Goddess Garden we recommend morning meditations, where you can use our beautiful yoga spaces to sit quietly and set your intentions for your day, week and onward.
Some say for many things in life, “if you aren’t growing, you’re dying.” As humans, we have a constant need to improve ourselves. One of the best ways to do this is through reading. Find a book with a topic you’re interested in developing and take a few minutes a day to read a chapter or two. Then apply and repeat.
Many problems with new years resolution goals arise from people setting goals that seem far too ambitious. But break those goals down into smaller micro goals to achieve on your way to your ultimate goal and you’ll be surprised at what you can accomplish.
Pixie’s research reveals that Americans spend an average total of 2.5 days a year looking for misplaced stuff. That’s precious time you could be spending doing the things you love or working towards a new goal. Whether it’s getting your house organized so you know where things are, or getting a planner or reorganizing your computer so that your brain isn’t so jumbled and can be more open to creativity, being organized can be a game changer to accomplishing your new year’s resolutions.
One of the only things that feels better than the feeling of accomplishing a goal, is going back and looking at what it took to get you there. Journaling will not only help you to clear your thoughts along the way, but you can use it as a resource for how to more effectively attack your next goal!
Take A Walk
Most scientists agree that going for a walk is a great way to stimulate your mind, body and creativity. If you can, try to find somewhere green to walk in nature for an even more beneficial experience. Here at The Goddess Garden we have multiple nature trails where guests can immerse themselves in nature and reconnect.
10 Deep Breaths
We all get stressed and overwhelmed, even angry at times. It’s part of being human. The key is not to dwell on it and let these negative emotions control your thoughts and actions. One of the quickest and easiest ways to turn negative emotions around is with your breath. Taking 10 deep breaths helps to slow down your heart rate and brings you back to the present moment instead of being in stuck in your thoughts and fears.
One study found that 61% of people check their phone 5 minutes after waking up. As we mentioned before, morning time is the best time to meditate, set your intentions and limit outside distractions. Switch your phone to airplane mode before you go to bed and leave it before you are ready to start your day. Even better, find a whole day where you can keep your phone on airplane mode and be present in your current environment.
Which of these 10 tips to keeping your New Years Resolutions do you find most helpful? Let us know in the comments what your goals are this year and how you’ll accomplish them!