How to Make 2014 The Healthiest Year Ever

MeditateNow that we are nearly one twelfth of the way through 2014, you may be contemplating all the resolutions you made at the beginning of the month.  Some of them might have fallen by the wayside during the first week.  For those of us sticking to our goals as best as we can, we may wondering how to remain consistent.  Making sure that you have a healthy and happy 2014 is an essential part of setting these goals in the first place.

No one wants to start the new year off on the wrong foot.  So how do we know where to start?  Having a healthy and content new year means setting goals you can stick to.  Improving your life from the inside and out can have a great impact on your future.  Here are some things that you should implement in your life to have the best year yet.

Meditation

You don’t have to be a seasoned yogi or a spiritual guru to reap all the health benefits of meditation.  When was the last time you gave yourself a few minutes to just relax and focus on your breathing?  Meditation can be great for centering yourself and alleviating the stress that has built up from the day.  Meditation can be great at relaxing both the body and the mind, so try it out this year.

Optimism

It can be so easy to get caught up in the things that don’t go our way.  Seeing the negative side of things can become a bad habit.  It is important for your mental wellness to always try to look on the bright side.  Optimism will give you a good and healthy perspective on everything that is happening in your life.  Studies show that optimists have a healthier heart and a lower risk for strokes.

Stay Present

Living in the moment can crucial for overall health and wellness.  This will help to cultivate gratitude.  When you are more grateful, you tend to be happier and healthier.  Express your gratitude on a daily basis by taking note of all the things you are thankful for each day.  Studies show that grateful people tend to be physically healthier and exercise more often.

Spend Less Time Online

The internet is great at providing us with information at light speed.  It also connects us to friends and family members that are far away.  While it is useful, you shouldn’t spend every waking moment in front of your computer.  Schedule some quality away time from electronics to help center yourself and gain more perspective on what is really important in life.

 

Always consult your chiropractor or primary care physician for all your health related advice.

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