New Year New You!?
I’m taking a slightly different approach to 2018 & how I go about things. Rather than setting myself up with overwhelming goals & tight deadlines I’ve decided to make it all about creating good habits. Not just in my physical health & fitness, but my mental health & wellbeing .
Smaller, more achievable goals, I’m hoping will keep me focused & inspired. I’ve decided to set myself 3 things a month to conquer. I figure once they are under my belt as a good habit I can then use the following month to add another 3 and so on.
The fitness side of things is something I set myself year after year. I’m always looking to get fitter! Loose weight or tone up. Run faster or run further.
Mindfulness however is fairly new to me. New & exciting & something I want to really focus on bringing to my life on a regular bases.
So, January my 3 simple habits to create are as follows.
- Drink 2 litres of water daily
Hydration is SO important! Water regulates your body temperature & lubricates your joints. It helps transport nutrients to give you energy & keep you healthy. If you’re not hydrated, your body can’t perform at its highest level.
2. Start my day with a healthy breakfast.
Apart from providing us with energy, breakfast foods are good sources of important nutrients such as calcium, iron & B vitamins as well as protein & fibre. The body needs these essential nutrients & research shows that if these are missed at breakfast, they are less likely to be compensated for later in the day. I’m hoping once a good breakfast has been had I’m more likely to want to stick with decent nutrient packed foods for the rest of my day.
Regular meditation helps in relieving stress & therefore improves the quality of sleep. Less stress means more happiness. You will live a happier & healthier life with meditation. It is believed that meditation improves the immune system & thereby helps in controlling blood pressure & lowering blood cholesterol.
I’d love to hear what all you Mummies have planned & the methods you’ve decided to use.
Here we go then Mummies! 2018 has arrived. Good luck!
Catch up with you again on February 1st for my next set of habits.