Most Blisstree readers–as well as most Americans–cite “weight loss” as their primary New Year’s Resolution. But plenty of others have aimed for a more realistic, body-positive goal: get healthier in general. Which can run the gamut, from huge life changes (like opting for a vegan diet) to finally trying out a new workout that’s previously seemed “too hard.” Not everything has to be so epic, though. This year, don’t rule out tiny changes and actions, which can add up to big health rewards.
Focusing on huge returns (like incredible before-and-after pictures, or the ability to suddenly run a marathon) has the tendency to skew our perspective of what’s realistic. Sure, massive overhauls in lifestyle and diet are more likely to deliver big results..but they’re also much harder to stick to for the long run. Little changes, though, are much easier to make into habits, which you’ll keep up with not only for the year, but for your life.
Consider incorporating some of these mini-resolutions into your lifestyle, and see how many stick. You may not be an entirely new person by the end of the year, but that’s probably for the best.
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