We’re starting the new year off on the right foot with five simple ways to have better health in 2021. Setting New Year’s resolutions doesn’t work for everyone — especially when the goals are so big it’s hard to get started!
Here are five small things to focus on to help take care of your overall health and wellbeing. By implementing even just one of these five simple activities in your day-to-day routine, you can achieve better health in 2021, boost your mood, and know that you’ve already set yourself up for success!
Find Time For You
Finding some time for yourself sounds simple, but most people actually neglect focusing on themselves even for a couple of minutes a day. Try to find 15 minutes for yourself every day just for you. You’re an awesome person, so find time for you!
It’s very easy to get caught up in the continuous cycle of work, spending time with family, sleep and then repeat. After doing that for a while, your body and mind are very likely to demand you pay attention to their needs.
Everybody has their own way to reconnect with themselves, so start by asking yourself “what do I really love?” and practice that activity for 15 minutes every day. This could be anything from meditation to playing an instrument. You can also spend that time reading or taking a walk — the idea is to do something that you enjoy doing by yourself and just do it for the sake of it.
This is an easy way to prioritize your mental health even where life is super busy and doesn’t require too much of a time commitment. It’s a good idea to start practicing your 15 minutes a day activity in the morning to boost your mood and get a sense of accomplishment that will remain with you for the rest of the day.
Plan Your Week
When you lead a busy life, weeks seem to fly by quickly and you may often ask yourself “where did the time go?” To live your life to the fullest and have enough time to focus on better health in 2021, it’s essential to get organized.
Planning your week so you know what your priorities are and make progress on your own goals is one of the easiest ways to get on track with your health goals.
Start with healthy meal prep for the week so you can be sure you don’t go off the rails and start eating random meals just because you didn’t have the time to shop and cook a proper nutritious lunch or dinner.
Meal prepping saves time and money because prepping components or entire meals ahead means spending less time and money than cooking every day.
It will also reduce your stress levels because it’s one less thing for you to worry about all week. And let’s not forget that meal prepping takes willpower out of the equation, which means that you are bound to eat healthier.
The good news is that meal prepping doesn’t have the be complicated, as you can simply pick three dinners and one breakfast to duplicate and make variations of that will last you for the entire week. Focus on healthy and delicious meals that use lots of fresh vegetables and you will be on track for a healthier 2021.
Spending time in the outdoors is a fantastic way to boost your mental health. If you don’t have time, even a few minutes a day can make a difference. Sometimes just walking around the block and breathing in the fresh air is enough to clear your head.
Try a gentle walk surrounded by nature and you will soon discover how this puts things into perspective and makes you feel good instantly. You can also pair the habit of spending a bit of time in nature every day with your new habit of finding time for yourself.
Besides boosting your mental health, spending time outdoors is also key for getting your dose of vitamin D every day, which is vital for your health. With one in five people having low vitamin D levels, it’s important to focus on getting outside in the sunlight to get an instant boost.
If you don’t like to get out of the house by yourself, you can always call a friend, a neighbour, or ask your partner to buddy up and try a new active routine.
Add the natural benefits of plant-based remedies to your routine
Plant-based remedies and nutrition are essential for boosting your health so make sure you incorporate them into your 2021 routine. That’s exactly why Vivazen™ Original was formulated with a unique blend of all-natural plant-based ingredients. By incorporating Vivazen™ into your daily routine you can benefit from the positive effects of plant-based ingredients and achieve a sense of relaxation, relief, and happiness the natural way.
The Vivazen™ formula is designed to work fast and provide feel-good relief and relaxation within 20-60 minutes of drinking it. It’s a great alternative to coffee, soda, or other beverages people drink as a pick-me-up and is formulated to help with rejuvenation, mental focus, and energy. Vivazen™ is also an excellent option after a long day or as part of your post-workout routine because it provides minor pain relief and allows you to enjoy the rest of your day with an improved state of mind.
focus on the positive
Finally, don’t forget to focus on the positive things in your life. This can be as simple as trying to remind yourself of three things that you are grateful for every day. Doing this every day only takes a moment and is an easy way to boost your mood.
Identifying a few positive things each day will help you change your mindset and move from the negative to the positive in as little as 30 days. Building up a list of all the small things that you appreciate will help when negative thoughts creep into your head. Try to hold onto something positive whenever you’re feeling down, whether its memories of your family and friends, a moment in nature, your faith, something nice someone said to you, or whatever sparks joy in your life.
These five simple things can make a big impact on your peace of mind and overall health no matter was 2021 brings with it. Embrace positivity and focus on yourself as much as possible to make 2021 a great year without struggling to keep up with radical resolutions. Sometimes it’s the simple things in life that bring the most joy!