New Year- New You

New-Year-New-You - Ooh La La Wellness

We’re ringing in a new year, and with it comes the promise for a new and better you!

New Year’s resolutions are exciting! New Year’s resolutions give us goals to aspire toward and contribute to our overall well-being.

A declaration is a powerful thing.

Visualizing a new and better you is the first step to achieving change. Our minds are a powerful source of energy, and goal-setting allows us to create a reality in our minds before it comes to fruition.

Choose a New Year’s resolution that inspires you.

Many people aspire toward becoming a better person in one way or another. Whether it’s moving up the ranks at the office, becoming more involved in your community, or being more attentive to your family, all are worthy resolutions but neglect one person…the goal-setter!

We all have the tendency to put the needs of others before their own. In our culture, the concept of “putting others before ourselves” is something that is ingrained into us at a young age.

The reality is, if you neglect your own needs for too long, you won’t be of any use to others anyway.

Don’t forget to be a better person to yourself.

In the coming year, follow this set of guidelines to achieve a new level of well-being:

1. Preserve your physical health with adequate exercise and rest.
Many people think that an intense exercise regimen is the only way to lose weight and shape up, but this is simply not accurate. Rest is equally important to your body as movement. When you don’t get enough rest, that groggy feeling applies to your whole body – including your fat cells.

2. Maintain a healthy diet and hold yourself accountable with a food journal.
Not only does a food journal hold you accountable for the calories you consume, it can serve as an excellent point of reference each week. You are likely to notice patterns in your diet that you were unaware of before you started a journal.

3. Hydrate!
Water is literally a fountain of youth. Hydration plays an important role in the appearance of your skin. Adequate water intake also contributes to your digestive health and helps to flush toxins out of your body.

4. Please  wear sunscreen, even in the winter.
There are varying schools of thought on the daily use of sunscreen. While vitamin D is an important nutrient (one that many of us are lacking), UV rays are extremely harmful to the skin. In fact, too much sun is usually the top contributor to the aging of skin on your face.

5. Visualize a better you, vividly and frequently.
The power of visualization is no secret – it’s basically a mental rehearsal for the real deal. In the words of Pablo Picasso, “Everything you can imagine is real.”

Interested in chatting further about your wellness goals? Contact us.

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This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or procedure.

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