There’s nothing wrong with aiming to make huge life changes, but for the most of us New Year’s resolutions start in January and end in February. So why not try smaller, attainable changes that can affect your life in a positive way.
1. Don’t skip breakfast
Studies suggest that people who eat a healthy breakfast are more likely to lose weight quicker than others who avoid it altogether. Try eating fruit without morning tea or coffee to fight the urge for a mid-morning muffin.
2. Pace yourself
The idea of going to the gym is great, but if you join in January and then go on to quit in February, it’s not really useful. Try to incorporate more steps into your daily life. Whether you’re cleaning your teeth or waiting for the kettle to boil, try to add 100 steps into these daily processes to get more active. Over a year these will add up!
3. Tomorrow’s to-do list
You will typically be at your most productive in the morning. But if you get to work unsure of where to start, you can waste valuable time just deciding what to do. So before your leave, create tomorrow’s to-do list to make the most out of your mornings.
4. Plan for the weekend on Wednesday evening
Anticipation leads to happiness. So this Wednesday evening try to make some exciting plans for the weekend. Message your friend to see if they’re free, order tickets to a concert or book a dinner reservation. The anticipation will get you through the rest of the week!
5. Enjoy your commute
There are many podcasts out there that you could listen to on the drive to work, or if you travel by train you could download catch-up TV onto a tablet to make the journey more interesting. This can change the low moment in your day to something you look forward to.
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