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There are just a few months to go before the dreaded New Year’s resolutions come to be. Challenges that we set ourselves out of some strange commitment to letting the calendar dictate to us when we should look to make improvements rather than taking control ourselves. So, let’s not wait until January. How can you take on the most common resolutions now and get a head start on the new year?
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A three-way tie between eating healthier, getting more exercise and saving money can all be rolled into one. Health and fitness are a good combo to start with, especially when you consider that your diet will benefit the exercise you do. But taking into account the saving money aspect, let’s look at alternatives to signing up to the gym. One-off expenditures on equipment and sourcing your local running club or free yoga class are going to be great bits of help here. But, if you’re going to spend money on equipment, make sure you are buying well. Research into the best upright exercise bike or treadmill will be hugely beneficial in the long run, no pun intended.
So, exercise is attainable through a variety of methods. But what about eating healthier and saving money? Well, for starters debunking the myth that eating healthier is more expensive will go a long way to helping you achieve both of these aims. In fact, you might find you’ll save money without all the takeaways and trips to get snacks. Secondly, you need to find the healthy recipes that suit you. There isn’t much point to going smoothie heavy if you don’t like combining fruit into a drink!
Combining resolutions is a much better way of ensuring you get them done. Reading more, learning a new skill and getting a new hobby can all fall under one umbrella. Reading in itself is a hobby, but you can also work these three aims with focusing on self-care and learn the art of mindfulness or meditation. There are many books out there to help you improve your mental state and believe it or not, understanding how to use those tools is a skill.
Armed with the knowledge that you don’t have to wait for January, make your Christmas conversation a little bit more positive by sharing what you have achieved this year rather than what you’re going to accomplish next year.