How to reach your New Year’s Health Goals in 2021
Over the past year, many of us found ourselves spending a lot more time at home to avoid the spread of COVID-19. We transformed our living spaces into home offices, settled into new work schedules and even discovered new hobbies to fill our free time. However, like many people, you might have found it hard to prioritize your health while navigating your new schedule and tackling new projects.
Luckily, the new year is the perfect time to set new health goals and improve your well-being. Simply follow these health and wellness tips, and go into 2021 feeling your best.
Track Your Health Goals
Setting health goals doesn’t have to be a chore. Using a creative goal tracker like the one above is a great way to divide your goals into more attainable categories and add some color to your space. Forget impossible New Year’s resolutions. Instead, focus on forming healthy habits that will improve your mental, emotional and physical health and set you up for long-term success.
Plan Appointments and Health Check-Ins
If we’ve learned anything from 2020, it’s that monitoring our physical health is more important than ever. Be sure to schedule medical appointments and regular health check-ins throughout the year, and create a plan that fits your schedule. Try adding the stickers above to your calendar or planner to help you remember important health dates. You’ll thank yourself later!
Prioritizing your mental and emotional health can do wonders for improving your overall well-being. Try practicing mindfulness throughout the day to reduce stress and anchor yourself whenever you feel overwhelmed. Simply post these mindfulness mantras around your workspace, and refocus on the present moment whenever you notice one to re-ground yourself.
Try a Mood Tracker
Using a mood tracker like this one is an easy way to improve your mental health. When you regularly bring attention to your daily moods, it becomes easier to connect to your thoughts and notice patterns. Track your mood for a month, and pay special attention to your high and low points. You’ll find that tuning into your moods makes it so much easier to make healthier decisions and improve your lifestyle.
Finally, remember to stay hydrated. Drinking enough water promotes healthy skin and digestion, boosts energy levels and can improve brain function. However, it can sometimes be hard to remember to drink water when you’re hard at work. To make tracking your daily water intake easier, try using a visual log like the one above. You can also infuse your water with fresh fruit and herbs to add natural sweetness and make drinking water more fun.
Thanks and here’s to a prosperous, safe, healthy and creative 2021!