Let’s Make Habits, Not Resolutions

We’re to that point in the new year where New Year’s Resolutions begin to fail and/or be abandoned. Yep, not even three weeks into the year and this is when most people have already quit on the “new year, new me” goals. This day has been appropriately dubbed “Quitter’s Day.”

While it is unfortunate that so many people don’t reach their resolutions, it’s important to remember that in order to achieve a goal that you set up for yourself, you need to build the healthy habits that allow you to get to the end goal; simply stating a goal doesn’t get you anywhere closer to achieving it.

So with Quitter’s Day now behind us, let’s take a bit of a different approach. Let’s look at healthy habits that we can build in our lives that will actually get our mind, body, and spirit to an overall better place as we continue on through life.

Healthy Habits To Build Starting Right Now

Here are some small habits that you can start forming now that will lead to a big difference in your health:

  1. Build on those steps – Whether you currently get 5,000 steps per day or 10,000 steps per day, try to make a concentrated effort on being more active during the day. Maybe it’s a quick walk around your building at work during your breaks, or maybe a quick walk around the block before bedtime. Start the habit of adding in one small walk to your day.
  2. Drink more water – This is a pretty simple one, and likely one that you hear a lot, but the fact of the matter is that most people still don’t drink enough water. Start building a habit of adding just one glass of water into your day and get the ball rolling on drinking more and more as time goes on.
  3. Stand more – There is a reason our smartwatches constantly remind us to stand each hour. Prolonged periods of sitting have been found to be linked to increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol levels. Start building your habit of standing more, especially if you’re like many people sitting at desk jobs for most of the day.
  4. Get some more sleep – Yes, we live in a very busy world, and none of us have any extra time to spare on most days, but our body needs rest. Not only does getting sufficient sleep support a healthy immune system, but it is also necessary for good mental health. Try going to bed just 15 minutes earlier each night to start out with, and start building your habit of getting more (likely much needed) rest.
  5. Add in a multinutrient supplement – “Eating healthy” is a common New Year’s Resolution, although most people probably aren’t quite clear on what it actually means. Additionally, the food supply in the United States continues to get less and less nutritious with each passing year. Start a habit of taking a multivitamin and multinutrient supplement each day to help bridge the gap in your nutrition and give your body exactly what it needs to create a balanced life. Truehope EMPowerPlus is the most studied vitamin/mineral supplement in the world and is backed by over 30 research studies to provide a broad spectrum, highly absorbable range of nutrients that are essential to brain and body function.