Ways to Transform your Health and Wellbeing this Year
Updated: Jan 11
Make this a year of positive change for a healthier, happier you.
The start of a New Year can be a good time for you to take small steps to make positive changes to support your health and wellbeing and create a better life but you can literally do this any time with the right mindset. Learn some new skills to support your journey to better wellbeing and create healthier habits. You have the power to live a healthier, happier life when you take a more holistic approach but changes don't happen overnight, it takes commitment and the will to do it.
Take a moment to think about what you want for yourself this year and identify where you feel you need to make improvements. Look at all aspects of your life including your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health and wellbeing. How are your relationships, work, finances etc. Write down what you would like to change and improve on and set some realistic goals which you can keep track of.
You can download the FREE Planner below which will help you do this and also keep track of your progress.
Improve your Mental Wellbeing
How is your mental wellbeing? Do you often feel anxious or overwhelmed, struggle to cope, feel not good enough in some way or have low self esteem? Life can be difficult and take its toll on your mental health and impact how you feel about yourself, you are not alone in this. You can download your free guide on easy ways to manage anxiety here and ways to improve low self esteem here.
Experiencing too much stress can also impact your mental health. Why not learn some new skills such as how to practice meditation or mindfulness to help you handle stress better and other ways to restore calm and feelings of wellbeing in your life. Remember you also have to take time out when you need it.
Spending time outdoors in nature is a great way to improve mental wellbeing and uplift your mood and helps with stress and anxiety. Being disconnected from nature is one of the main issues impacting mental health. If you are interested in the benefits of re-connecting with nature to reduce stress and anxiety you can find out more here.
Journaling your thoughts, feelings and emotions can also help with mental wellbeing or just talking things out with someone who you trust. You can download your FREE journal here to help you.
Improve your Physical Health
If your physical health is not as good as it should be then look at ways to make some improvements. You could firstly start by looking at the amount of exercise you get during the day. If you are fairly sedentary throughout the day then schedule in some time to move around more if you are able. Aim to get out for a daily15-20 minute brisk walk or you could join a gym, dance class or start an exercise program to support you. This will also improve your mental wellbeing and help you maintain a healthier weight.
Also look at your diet. If you are not eating healthily it can have an impact on every aspect of your health and wellbeing, including weight gain. Take some positive action to make improvements. Keep your portion sizes smaller and cut down on processed food and unhealthy snacking habits and increase the amount of fresh natural foods you consume. Shop smarter and buy healthier foods whenever possible so you have less unhealthy foods available to tempt you.
Improving your diet can also help you manage anxiety better. You can download your free Anxiety Meal Planner and Shopping List here
Improve your Spiritual Wellbeing
Do you feel connected to your true self and have a spiritual practice to connect you to a higher power or whatever that means for you? Cultivating a regular Meditation practice is so beneficial for this, or just spending quiet time with yourself so you can tune into your inner wisdom at a deeper level and learn to trust your intuition.
Remember to be kind, live from your heart and make time to do things that nurture you.
Improve your Relationships
Not all the relationships in your life will be as healthy as they could be so take some time to consider these and be honest with yourself.
If you feel drained or anxious after spending time with someone then look to at how you can spend less time around them if possible. If you don't feel valued or supported in a relationship then maybe its time to move on. Spending time in negative relationships will have an impact on your health and wellbeing. Don't stay in bad relationships, you deserve so much more.
Here's to your health and wellbeing!
Holistic Health and Wellness Coach
Empath and Cat Mum🐈
Ps you might also be interested in the FREE EBOOK - Easy Ways to Reduce Stress in Minutes
Information provided for general educational purposes only and not intended to replace medical advice