‘Tis the season for setting your yearly goals – this year, stick with the plan and make these five real life resolutions part of your routine in 2018.
Drink more water: Nobody wants to look like a prune – so don’t. Keep your skin and hair looking fab by staying properly hydrated. Aim for half your weight in ounces each day. For example, if you weigh 150 pounds, drink 75 ounces of water each day. Our bodies crave water, and when we don’t properly hydrate, we’re unable to function at our best. Commit to increasing your H2O, and reap all the benefits of nature’s life source.
Weekly blood pressure checks: Did you know hypertension is known as the “silent killer” and is the leading cause of stroke? Sadly, many women are unaware their blood pressure is dangerously high until it’s too late. Be proactive, know the risk factors and make regular blood pressure checks part of your weekly routine. Personal blood pressure monitors are relatively inexpensive, easy to use and very convenient. Not sure an at-home monitor is necessary? Take advantage of complimentary or low- cost checks during visits to your local retail pharmacy, where most insurance plans are accepted.
Kill the (inner) noise: In 2018, discover the power in positive affirmations and self-talk. Dwelling can be destructive – learn a new, gentler, kinder way of speaking to yourself internally, and about yourself externally and notice how differently you begin to feel after putting some positive self-talk into practice.
Travel: A quick getaway doesn’t have to break the bank. Keep an eye out for deals on commercial flights and make domestic travel part of your plan for 2018.
Pray: It doesn’t need to be poetic – prose will do. Give thanks daily, inhale whatever goodness you can find, let humility take up residence, and be good to others.
May you “level up” in 2018 – Happy New Year!