How to Successfully Revamp Your Lifestyle in 2016

Now that January is here you will want to craft a few healthy practices that will ideally become a concrete part of your lifestyle in the new year.  So how can you revamp your lifestyle in 2016 for the better?   Below are a few tips to get you headed in the right direction.

Stop Beating Yourself Up

Sure, each year you have goals you wish to accomplish and complete but sometimes you don’t see them through.  For whatever reason beating yourself up about it will not only derail your objective leaving you feeling even worse but you’re also more inclined to give up all together.  Try breaking big goals into smaller objectives, this will help to make the task seem less daunting and more achievable. For example instead of training for a 10K marathon start with a 5K and work your way up over the course of the year.

Prepare Healthy Homemade Meals

For some when coming home from a long day the last thing you want to do is hit the kitchen.  An occasional take out treat is fine just as long as you are always making smart food choices.  However the ultimate goal is to prepare a good amount of your meals at home, not only is this a healthier option it’s also budget friendly!  If you are not kitchen savvy there are several ways you can still master a healthy meal with ease.  Picking simple 5 ingredient meals or opting for crockpot recipes is an excellent way to get your feet wet.

Take Time For You

This is so overlooked when it comes to many people and it’s actually one of the most important aspects when crafting a healthy well-being.  Simply taking time to be with yourself will help you recharge and reset.  By crafting quality “me time” you are more likely to have stronger relationships with loved ones, a better work-life balance and well-being. If you aren’t sure where to begin start scheduling monthly appointments with yourself as a reminder, take a walk in the park during the workday or temporarily unplug from all devices (phone and computer).

Try New Things

Not only is this exciting, but it sets a tone for the year.  If you start to step outside your comfort zone you will feel better about yourself knowing you can accomplish anything you set your mind to.  If there are a number of workout classes that you have been wanting to try, sign-up for it!  With January being the first month of the year it is the best time to check out new workouts, you are more likely to find fellow newbies. Fear can do one of two things, it can challenge you or it can weaken you.  Be strong in 2016!

 

How to Successfully Revamp Your Lifestyle in 2016

By Nadia Murdock @Nadia Murdock Fit