6 Ways to Improve Your Personal Health in 2019
07 Jan 2019
With every New Year, most people see this fresh start as the right time to develop healthier habits in their life. And why not? No matter where you’re starting from, there is always room to improve upon your physical, mental and spiritual health to enhance your quality of life. If you’re coming up short this year on New Year’s resolutions, get inspired by these six ways you can improve your personal health in 2019!
- Tackle a new goal each month.
If you set out to achieve a laundry list of personal health goals in 2019, you will be overwhelmed by the thought of where to begin and how to implement these all into your daily life at one time. Rather, start with just one goal for January that you can master in the next 4 weeks. Then in February continue with that first goal, which should be habit by now, and incorporate your next goal. And so on and so forth. This will make your New Year’s resolutions manageable and sustainable.
- Make your home a healthier space.
When it comes to your personal health, your home environment can play a large role in this. Even if you improve your eating, sleeping and exercise habits, living in an “unhealthy” space can undermine your efforts. An unhealthy space might include clutter, dust, safety hazards or simply a space that doesn’t fit your style. This year, make it a commitment to also make your home a healthier space in which you can live and enjoy!
- Create a healthy routine.
Your New Year’s resolutions will really only stick if you make them part of your daily routine. Where will they fit into your day? What other routines will they impact or replace? It’s important to take a look at your typical day’s schedule from morning to night to see how your new goals will align with your routine.
- Balance your mental, physical and spiritual “fitness.”
Much of the marketing around New Year’s resolutions is focused on physical health. While this is certainly an important aspect, don’t forget that you also need to pay attention to your mental and spiritual health, also. What can you do in 2019 to exercise your mind and stay mentally alert? What steps can you take to grow your spiritual health and better connect on a spiritual level? If you make it a goal to find harmony and balance among these three, you will experience far greater health than if you had any one of these alone.
- Don’t put off those aches and pains.
Cold and flu run rampant this season, but listen to your body! If symptoms persist well beyond reason and you feel odd aches and pains that you haven’t before, don’t delay medical treatment! In 2019, make a commitment to putting your health first and not delaying medical advice that can resolve many of the aches and pains you live with daily. The solution may be simpler than you think!
- Invest in relationships.
Finally and most importantly, invest in relationships this year. The happiest people in life will tell you again and again that relationships are their secret to living their best life. You will never regret the things you did not buy or the places you did not see as much as you will regret the relationships you did not nurture. Let 2019 be your best year yet for growing fulfilling relationships with those you love and care about!
What are your New Year’s resolutions for 2019? Do you have plans to change certain habits in order to improve your personal health? Share your own resolutions by leaving a comment below!