The New Year is just around the corner and we are totally ready to ring it in. If you're looking forward to a fresh start in 2020, here are a few ways to start your New Year on the right track.
Winter in Canada tends to be brutal. The thought of regularly hitting the gym or even going for a walk in January and February can be a bit daunting when all you want to do is curl up and stay warm and cozy at home. Cultivating and nurturing motivation to stay active is key. A good idea is to set personal goals. Make them realistic and do your research to find fitness and dietary plans that will help you achieve them. Another good idea is to get your friends or family involved. Motivate each other to avoid falling off the wagon when the temperature drops. If you can't get outside, try at-home workouts and fitness plans. There are tons of videos on YouTube that can help!
When the weather is cold and frightful, many of us reach for comfort food and quick fixes. Before you order in fettuccine Alfredo or curry again, consider that food is fuel and when you choose good fuel your system tends to run much more efficiently. If you don't know how to cook, winter is a great time to learn as you're generally home with more time on your hands. Watch cooking shows and YouTube recipe videos, read healthy food blogs, buy a few cookbooks or try a meal prep delivery service.
Protect the planet
Our climate is in crisis and this planet needs your help. It's time to do what you can as an individual to protect it. That probably sounds daunting, but by making a few small lifestyle changes you can make a big impact. Here are a few changes to make in 2020:
Reduce or stop using plastic
Use biodegradable soaps and cleaners
Eat less or no meat
Buy second-hand clothing over new
Walk or bike more
Conquer your kingdom
During winter, you'll likely be spending a lot of time at home. It's the perfect opportunity to conquer your space by adopting good habits that you can keep up all year. Here are a few to incorporate:
Clean a little every day -- it won't be such a chore and you'll feel more organized and focused.
Cook more -- your digestion and waistline will thank you.
Declutter -- a clean space means a clear head.
We hope you'll give these tips from Bentall GreenOak for starting the New Year on the right track a try in 2020. You can do this!