Are you ready to tackle your 2021 health goals? Research shows that small accomplishments signal the reward circuitry in our brains, this releases feel-good chemicals making us feel more confident, boosting our self-esteem, and fueling our intrinsic motivation. So while some habits may seem like no-brainers, mastering them can make a huge difference in your motivation of reaching your 2021 goals.
Here are a few tips to help you become the best version of yourself in the new year:
Drink a glass of water every morning. Set out a water bottle or a glass of water next to your coffee machine so that in the mornings, before you take a sip of anything else, you’ll have a glass of water.
Add one vegetable a day into your diet. Encourage yourself to eat healthier by committing to eating just one additional vegetable a day. It could be mixing an extra handful of spinach into a smoothie, adding broccoli to your stir-fry, or eating kale chips as a nighttime snack.
Establish a 5-minute nightly self-care routine. Banish stress and replace unhealthy habits, like snacking and drinking, by taking a few minutes for yourself at night. Set an alarm on your phone as a reminder and then set the timer for 5 minutes. Meditate, practice deep breathing, journal, or text a friend. Focus on spending those minutes doing something that relaxes you.
These are just a few small tips to help you achieve your big 2021 health goals. If you’re looking for additional support in achieving your health goals, explore the benefits a Healthy Bytes registered dietitian can bring to your life.