New Year, New Goals – Small Changes for 2020.
As we are approaching the new year in less than 30 days, how many of us can proudly raise our hands on completing those 2019 goals? Don’t stop reading just because you are feeling guilty.
Most resolutions fail not because we want to but because priority and changes cut the queue. Research has shown that most people give up along the way because of unrealistic goals. With the coming year, let’s resolve to make lifestyle changes in our life that are easy to pursue. Here are some ideas.
In a survey done by YouGov, an alarming rate of 44 per cent of Singaporean adults get less than seven hours of sleep a night. While our new year resolution typically comprises of losing weight and eating healthy, the importance of sleep is often overlooked.
During sleep, the body takes time to complete all of the phases needed for muscle repair, memory consolidation and release of hormones regulating growth and appetite. Other then crankiness, the lack of sleep will also deteriorate mental and physical health and in the long run – breaks the body down.
In the era of rush where we have to constantly remind ourselves to slow down(but fail). One good habit to practice will be Mindful Eating.
Mindful eating is an approach to food that focuses on individuals’ sensual awareness of the food and their experience of the food – eating and chewing thoroughly as you properly savour the flavour. While this act is likely to tick our patience or your companion’s off, mindful eating is a way of using meditation to help manage your emotions & cravings in relation to your eating habits. People who practice mindful eating has count weight loss and better mental health as one of the more significant changes in their life.
Take A Break
Work can get overwhelming sometimes, and remember, work is endless.
Taking a break is not shirking responsibility but to quicky recharge ourselves to that we can concentrate on our task. Taking a break does not entail to going on a long vacation but simple breaks during office hours can be helpful. Stretching, breathing exercises and going for 15mins power walk can be some ways to get you started.
Drink More Water
We may be sceptical when mom used to say “Drink more water” as a remedy for everything – turns out it may be pretty true. Experts have advised keeping a glass of water by your bed and aim to drink at least 200ml the morning you wake up.
After a night rest without replenishing any liquid, our bodies start to become dehydrated. Hydration is an important function – it lubricates our joints, increases awareness, elevates the mood, boosts cognition and delivers nutrients to the cell. The next time mom ask to drink up, we better!