5 Tips to Staying Balanced, Happy, and Fulfilled in 2018
There are nearly ten full days under our belts so far in this new year. Are those trusty resolutions still on track? Don’t sweat it if you are already starting to feel a little less intentioned now that the real work has begun. We’ve got some more magical motivation from Stephanie Christie of Moxie at The Wharf that will help you realign those personal goals to make it a rockstar year!
POWER POINT 1: PUT YOU FIRST
When you take care of you, everything falls into place. Stop putting yourself on the back burner in 2018. Use these Power Points to create a self-care plan and prioritize. Outline your five top priorities based on what matters to you most. Make decisions about how to spend your time that align with your priorities.
POWER POINT 2: FEED YOUR BRAIN
Gut health and mental health are linked. Cut back on processed foods, exercise to boost your mood, meditate to reduce anxiety, and get 7-9 hours of quality sleep each night.
POWER POINT 3: DETERMINE YOUR NUMBERS
Make wellness a priority and take steps to improve your numbers. Make an appointment for a physical exam to check cholesterol, weight, and blood pressure.
POWER POINT 4: REALIZE YOUR BEST YOU
There is the one and only…you! Stop comparing yourself to others and recognize your abilities and strengths in 2018. Start a list with five things you like about yourself and add to your list throughout the year.
POWER POINT 5: VOLUNTEER FOR YOURSELF & OTHERS
When we feel more connected to others, we become less absorbed in the normal stresses of daily life. Make new friends, improve your mental and physical health, and maybe develop new skills by volunteering in your community. Research continues to find the benefits of volunteering include improved health.
*BONUS* POWER POINT 6: PRIORITIZE YOUR HEALTH & NUTRITION
There's no one-size-fits-all when it comes to fitness and nutrition, and what works for one person may not work for another. Regularly educate yourself about healthy living and personal development.