New year— same amazing you!
While the temptation to throw out the old and change everything with new year resolutions is tempting, we think a few small changes can usually have a bigger impact. Setting small, intentional goals can help you keep the momentum up— avoiding that initial spike of new year excitement followed by a gradual drop-off.
The end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020 is the perfect time to consider making the changes you’ve always had in mind. To give you some inspiration, here are some resolutions you can think about beginning in 2020 for a healthier, happier you!
1. Try a new fitness activity.
Fitness is one of those things that we all know we should do, but it’s too easy to find excuses to get out of it. But for better or for worse, exercise is one of the key ways to keep yourself fit, active, and happy. So think of this as a new start and consider what kinds of things you like to do. Our Proper & Wild team loves yoga and running in our free time, while others need something a little more competitive to keep themselves motivated.
Encourage yourself to try something new every month, just to keep things interesting. It could be anything from a class at one of our amazing Winter Park studios, a video online, or that spin class you always pass by on your way to work. Use this new year as a chance to explore different activities and learn more about what makes you happy while keeping you fit.
2. Eat more plant-based food.
This one is for your body and the planet! Incorporating more plant-based food can help you stay happy and motivated while keeping you healthy. Consider trying plant-based for a month, for one day each week, or even just for one meal to enjoy the benefits (and flavor) of this veggie-full lifestyle.
It’s easier than ever to eat plant-based on the go. Enjoy brunch, lunch, dinner, or happy hour with us at Proper & Wild, or grab something to-go from our new grab-and-go cooler. Our menus are packed with fresh and organic ingredients that make sticking to a plant-based diet easier than our Wild Burger and Chickpea Fries (drool).
3. Take a deep breath.
At the end of the day, your happiness and health are a priority. It can be easy to lose sight of resolutions or feel guilty when you aren’t as far as you feel you should be. But ultimately, you need to be kind to yourself and your body first and foremost. Deep breath. Treat yourself when you can, don’t beat yourself up if you aren’t always super disciplined, and remember to take baby steps.
Not ready to go full plant-based? That’s totally fine! Even by making simple choices, like opting for a meatless dish, or having one or two vegetarian or vegan meals a week is a great start. Similarly, with fitness and other resolutions, break into baby steps and reward yourself when you’ve achieved your goals.
Take some time out to think about what you want to improve, and how you can do this in small, easy goals. Breaking it into chunks, and giving yourself semi-flexible deadlines can be a good way to start resolutions off and makes it easier to stick to. And as the year progresses, you can adjust as needed to help ensure that you accomplish what you want this year and make it as attainable as possible.
The beauty of a new year is the mark in time to reflect on the last 365 days and think about what worked, what didn’t, and what you want to bring into the new year. This isn’t a place to get too serious— other than a ball dropping and champagne popping, you are still you when the clock hits 12:01!
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