5 Things to Try: Healthy New Year’s Resolutions

1. Become a Reader

Most people today are more than happy to relax and unwind in front of their TV or cell phone screens. While this is perfectly fine, studies have shown that doing this close to bedtime can keep you up later because of the blue light. Getting into a good book can give your eyes a much-needed screen-time break, and help you relax and fall asleep faster.

2. Exercise at least once a week 

Working out can come naturally to some people, but if you’re one of those who hate the thought of sweating and pushing yourself, try out a smaller goal of just once a week! This can be much easier to accomplish, and you may start enjoying it so much that you push it to two or even three times a week!

3. Travel Somewhere New

Traveling takes time and money, and not everyone has access to these things in abundance. But even if it’s just a new town in your state, traveling can refresh your mind. And it still counts as a checkmark off your travel map bucket list!

4. Declutter Your Home

Studies have shown that having a cluttered workspace or home can drain your energy. Visual clutter has even been shown to increase stress and anxiety. If you choose at least one day every week to work on decluttering and organizing, it can ease your mental state and increase your energy levels. 

5. Stop Going to Sleep Angry

Anger is natural and normal to feel at times, but whether you are angry at a friend or family member, it’s best not to go to sleep dwelling on it. It has been shown to increase nightmares and reduce the quality of sleep. Not only that, but it can set you up to wake up feeling angry and frustrated, which can ruin the next day. Try and resolve the issue and find peace before you put your head on the pillow.

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