This year has been quite difficult for most people struggling with the pandemic, job loss and financial woes.
Let’s make this year a better one!
Here are some tips for keeping your resolutions:
Chat About It: Let your friends and family know about your resolution, maybe they can help you along the way. It’s possible one of them have the same resolution and you can support one another.
Be Practical: One of the best ways to achieve your goal is to be realistic. It’s probably best to have a goal that is attainable and not impossible to achieve. How often we give ourselves yearly a goal that is not always practical.
Keep Track: Documenting your progress will keep you focused. Be sure to keep track of it along the way. Each step is a step closer to your goal. This can include any self, fitness or financial goal.
Stick To The Plan: The most difficult thing to do is to stick to your plan to keep your resolution. If you follow your plan long enough, it will become a habit. After it becomes a habit, it will be easier for you to reach your goal.
Reward Yourself: Celebrate the small successes. A tiny reward here and there can keep you motivated till you reach your end goal. Just don’t abuse it.
Conclusion: Keeping your New Year’s Resolution can be quite the task. Let’s be realistic in what we want and can accomplish during this upcoming year. Many of us have a boatload of issues to contend with, it might be job loss, financial worries and pandemic stress in general. We can get through anything, so let’s take this one step at a time.
Have a Healthy and Happy New Year!
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Here are some easy tips to start exercising this year.
5 Tips For Coping With The Holiday/COVID-19 Blues:
Make Sure You Get Enough Sleep
Sleep deprivation can wreak havoc on your body and increase your stress levels. It can cause irritability, mood changes and fatigue. Be sure to get an adequate amount of sleep each and every night. There are some decent CBD products out there that may assist with your overall sleep. There are a CBD oils and even a pillow that might assist you with that.
2020 has been quite a year with self-isolation, which can increase your overall loneliness feelings. Make a call or do a video chat with family or friend on a regular basis. Pick up a hobby that will keep your mind active. It could be writing or painting, etc.
Any type of physical activity will boost your mood. Go for a run or walk if you can. Try some exercise at home. It can help you control your weight and may help your body manage blood sugar. In addition, It will help with your spirits and mood which will help you with coping with the holiday/COVID-19 blues.
With COVID-19 everyone seems to have a different take on it, regarding what you should be doing. Connect with your family to discuss everyone’s take on it. It might be best for some to celebrate the holidays virtually. Be safe.
Drink and Eat Healthy
Everything we take in to fuel our body can affect us, whether good or bad. People are tending to drink more alcohol these days due to the overall stress from COVID-19. Watch your intake because the long term effects can cause some mental health issues.
Many of us are extremely stressed these days and the self-isolation during the holidays may increase it dramatically. Be smart and stay safe!
How many of us are feeling the blues already?
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As mentioned earlier, we need to stay active and start exercising. Let’s start moving!
Our life as we know it has be inherently stressful due to the covid-19 pandemic. Stress and anxiety has taken over many of our lives.
Here are some daily tips to help us along the way:
It is one of the best things we can do to beat the stress. It will help with your sleep and stress and lowers your body’s stress hormones.
There are many soothing and calming scents that will help treat our mood. My personal favorite is lavender and chamomile. There are a variety of affordable diffusers, pick one up and you are on your way.
Write it down on paper
One way to deal with the stress and anxiety is write down what is bothering you. After that focus on the positive things in your life. We all have more things to be thankful for than we think.
Spending time with loved ones
During these times, this might be a bit of challenge. You can still make a call or video chat if you prefer. Just communicating with people is a good stress reducer.
Check out some supplements
Green tea is always a good one and is known to increase your serotonin levels. This may lower your stress and anxiety.
Ashwagandha is a helpful herb and another one of my favorites. Studies show it is a pretty effective supplement.
Cut down your caffeine intakes
We are all hooked on many different caffeine drinks and foods. Energy and coffee drinks tends to be popular these days and will wreak havoc on us, if we consume too much of them. How many of us have a sweet tooth for chocolate? I know I do.
Learn to laugh
Laughing definitely will help relieve some stress. Hang out with some friends or watch a funny movie. We can all use a good laugh these days.
Yoga helps with controlled breathing which in turn helps reduce your stress. You can probably find a class online via a video session, if you don’t want to leave your house.
We can’t let the times get the better us. Let’s lift each other up and move forward.
What do you do to relieve your stress and anxiety?