New Year's Resolutions to Improve Your Wellbeing in 2023
As we kick off a new year, many of us are thinking about our goals and aspirations for the year ahead. One common resolution is to improve our wellbeing and focus on our health and wellness.
But what does "wellbeing" really mean?
According to the World Health Organisation, wellbeing is "a state of complete physical, mental, and social wellbeing, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."
In other words, it's about feeling good in body, mind, and spirit, and being able to live a fulfilling life.✨
There are many ways to improve our wellbeing and focus on our health and wellness. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
Eat healthy, balanced meals
A nutritious diet can provide the fuel your body needs to function at its best. Aim to eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins, and limit your intake of processed and sugary foods.
Regular physical activity can help improve your mood, reduce stress, and boost your energy levels. It can also help you maintain a healthy weight and reduce your risk of chronic diseases. Aim to get at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise most days of the week.
Get enough sleep
Adequate sleep is essential for good health. It can help improve your mood, boost your immune system, and support your overall wellbeing. Aim for 7-9 hours of quality sleep each night.
Mindfulness is the practice of bringing your attention to the present moment, without judgment. It can help you reduce stress, improve your mental health, and increase your overall wellbeing. Try incorporating mindfulness techniques into your daily routine, such as deep breathing or meditation.
Consider taking a break from social media
There’s no doubt that social media has interconnected much of the world and can be a great way to keep in touch with friends and family. However, with increasing use, social media has the potential to have a negative effect on mental health.
As a way of starting off the New Year on a positive note, you could try logging out of your social media accounts and evaluating the impact that this has on your general mood, stress and anxiety levels and overall wellbeing.
Make time for yourself and practice self-care
It’s so important to practise self-care as a means of improving your mental health. It can be easy to focus on the needs of other people in your life at the expense of your own needs, but taking just a small amount of time for yourself can be hugely beneficial to your psychological health.
Connect with others
Social connections are important for our wellbeing. They can provide support, companionship, and a sense of belonging. Make an effort to connect with friends and family, and seek out new social connections through activities you enjoy.
Improving our wellbeing and focusing on our health and wellness can have many benefits. It can help us feel happier, more energised, and more fulfilled. So as you set your goals for the new year, consider making wellbeing and wellness a priority.
Here's to a happy and healthy 2023! 🥳