Tick All The Boxes to Keep You on Track
New Year’s resolutions; we make them, we break them. However, don’t give up! The majority focus on beneficial improvements that could help us live a fuller life. So, if you need a boost to get you back on track, let us help you tick the boxes.
New Year’s Resolutions
Every year, around a third of the population set themselves a New Year’s resolution. Did you put plans in place at the start of 2024? These plans typically focus on ways to improve our health, with common goals including:
- Exercising more
- Eating a healthier diet
- Drinking less alcohol
- Quitting smoking
- Reducing causes of stress
However, our initial enthusiasm can soon wane. By the start of February, many people have reverted to old habits. Let’s face it, the dark, cold days of January zap willpower and maybe some of our plans were a little ambitious. Improving our health is a slow and steady process, so we’re not going to see results after a few weeks. So, don’t give up now!
If your plans have gone astray, we’d like to help you get back on track. The days are starting to get longer and the first signs of spring will soon appear. Now is the time to tick those health boxes and make positive changes.
Set Realistic Goals
The first step to sustaining progress is to be realistic. Start with small changes and stick to them until they become a habit. Here are some suggestions that can help:
Exercising More – Tick that Box!
Joining a gym is a common action in the bid to exercise more and get fitter. Instead, why not invest in some basic equipment that you can use at home? Then you just need to set aside 15 minutes of your lunch break to work out or any time that is convenient to you.
Eat a Healthier Diet – Tick that Box!
Rather than a radical change, consider some daily swaps. For example, switch coffee in the afternoon with Mother Cuppa Tea to reduce caffeine, improve sleep and lower stress. Alternatively, to boost nutrition, you could drink Get More Vits.
Drink Less Alcohol – Tick that Box!
There is now a wide selection of No & Low alcohol drinks that taste convincingly like your preferred beer, wine or spirit. Have you tried Real Drinks or Saicho Drinks as an alcohol-free alternative to wine? Both offer complex flavour notes that perfectly accompany an evening meal.
Quit Smoking – Tick that Box!
One strategy for cutting back on smoking is to find something else to keep your hands occupied. Our recent article on craft kit boxes could provide options for those who enjoy learning a new skill.
Reduce Stress – Tick that Box!
Reducing stress is all about allocating time each day to do something calm and enjoyable for yourself. You might only have 10 minutes, so make it count.
If you love reading, the joy of receiving a bestseller, signed edition or niche genre from Coles Books cannot be matched. Alternatively, you might treat yourself to Mindfill care boxes, or take up a new interest, such as a growing kit boxes from Smart Mushrooms.
Finally, remember that small changes add up. Once you make one swap a habit, you can start work on another. Gradually, this builds into the sustainable improvements you aspire to.
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