With the start of the New Year right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about those dreaded resolutions. Whether it’s quitting smoking, exercising more, or spending less time in front of a screen and more time engaging with your friends and family, the prospect of suddenly committing to a major life upheaval—just because another calendar year has come and gone—can feel pretty daunting.
But what if your resolutions are smaller? Perhaps they'd become more manageable and easier to follow through with. That seems to be the thinking behind a recent piece from The Huffington Post, which lists several small habits you can adapt that will affect your life in a positive way. Check them out below.
>Reduce your sugar intake. This may seem more daunting in theory, but it’s actually not in practice. Everyone knows that too much sugar is never a good thing, and thanks to its omnipresence in most of the things we consume, it can be extremely difficult to avoid. But according to family physician Dr. Gary Steward, it doesn't have to be. “Eat a healthy diet with fresh ingredients and moderate portions, and avoid processed foods,” Steward says. If you do need to satisfy your sweet tooth, fruit as a healthy option, as long as you eat it in moderation.
>Make sure your bed game is on point. Nothing sets the tone for a life of optimal health like a good night’s sleep. And what better way to ensure that happens than by making your bed as comfortable as can be? It all starts with your mattress, and thanks to its versatile and innovative design, we think Casper is the way to go.
Exercise is another key ingredient to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. However, many people don't have time to go to the gym despite resolving to do just that, once the holiday madness has subsided and all you’re left with are pants that you can barely fit into anymore. If that sounds all too familiar, try squeezing in little exercises throughout the course of your day. Instead of sitting while you watch Netflix, do sit-ups instead. Thinking of taking an escalator? Try the stairs. And if it feels like a futile plan, remember every little bit counts.
>For more tips on how to improve your life check out The Huffington Post.
>What are you New Year's resolutions?