With the new year in full swing, you’ve probably been doing some self-reflecting and goal setting. Instead of promising to lose 50 pounds this year or never eat fast food again, we want to help you set goals easily within your reach. These 3 tips can be used this year and for years to come. Let’s focus on the mind, body, and soul to improve your overall health together!

Clean Your Surroundings

When you hear the word cleaning, it can be easy to roll your eyes and say you’ll get to it another day, but this is about more than vacuuming the carpets and washing the dishes. Cluttered spaces lead to a cluttered mind and life, creating unnecessary stress and anxiety on a daily basis. Begin clearing the clutter one area at a time. If you’re unsure of where to start, consider some of these most commonly cluttered spaces:

  • Junk drawers
  • Cabinets
  • Desk drawers
  • Filing cabinets
  • Closets and dressers
  • Bookshelves

Improve Mood and Concentration

Many people set unrealistic diet goals with the aim of losing weight, but shouldn’t you want the food you’re putting into your body to be improving your mental health as well? Eating foods filled with antioxidants and Omega-3 fatty acids will not only support weight loss but strengthen your memory and concentration as well. Mood and anxiety disorders can see improvements from these mind-boosting foods too! Some of the most delicious meals you can begin incorporating into your diet to look at these benefits include:

  • Salmon
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Avocado
  • Chocolate
  • Nuts

Broaden Your Horizons

Challenging yourself in the new year should be fun and exciting. Instead of aiming to run two miles each day, consider learning a new activity like yoga or meditation. Take cooking classes, learn a new language, or discover your artistic abilities. Take the time out of your busy schedule to broaden your horizons and try something new. It might be scary at first, but when you can look back on the year and see how much you’ve learned, it will all be worth it!
Conquering the stress and pressure of a new year is hard, but it doesn’t need to be! Find goals to set for yourself that you can enjoy while simultaneously enjoying the health benefits that come along with it. Remember, your health goes much deeper than your appearance or a number on the scale.