The holidays are meant to be enjoyed. You may have indulged in great food and great company, but getting back into the regular grind may feel a bit difficult. The new year is a great time to reset and get back to your usual healthy habits or create new ones. So, how can you do that? And what exactly should you do?
HINT: It’s about more than just food!
Look back on this past year. What happened? What did you love? What did you not love? What can you improve? Reflecting creates space for more in this new year. It allows you to assess what happened and what’s to come. We recommend spending some time journaling and reflecting on everything that’s happened this year or even things that didn’t happen.
2. Set Goals
New Year's Resolutions can be overrated. Yet setting goals often creates a clear path to achieving them. Use the S.M.A.R.T. rule to set goals. This means making each goal Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time-oriented.
3. Create a Routine
It’s a new year! Start a new routine! Or fall back on an old one that was working. This can include exercise or eating patterns. If exercise is new, try starting small and building with your routine. For example, you could start by going to the gym twice a week and building up from there. Walking is also great exercise, and it’s right outside your door! Don’t forget to schedule your activities into your calendar. If it’s not scheduled, it might not happen.
4. Choose Food Mindfully
Now that you’ve enjoyed the holidays, it’s time to jump back into mindful eating. This means chewing every bite, listening to your body’s hunger cues, and tuning in to how you feel after each snack or meal.
Eating healthy and mindfully doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a treat! Enjoying life isn’t meant just for the holidays. For sugar-free treats that you don’t have to feel guilty about, try Good & Tasty Bakes. Shop now!