We’re a few weeks in to the new year, which means most people are breaking or forgetting their resolutions. To be honest, I think that we often set goals that are unrealistic. We all want to shoot for the moon but sometimes we come up quite short.
But I started thinking about how small changes can have a big impact, and it led me to brainstorm some of my favorite, and most easily implemented goals. These are things that are so easy to add into your life, you might not even think of them as goals. But whatever you call them, these are the little things that can turn your attitude around.
One extra cup. You might not even realize that your body is dehydrated. Drinking extra water can also curb snacking, as we often confuse thirst for hunger. Carry around a water bottle. Sometimes the visual reminder is all you need!
You know that exercise is good for you, but even just a brisk 15 minute walk at lunch time can refresh your mind and give you a little more energy for the afternoon. Get up from your desk chair and take a quick stroll. You’ll feel better!
Go to bed 15 minutes early. Then wake up 15 minutes earlier. You’ll have more time to get things organized before starting your day, which means a less chaotic start, and a more relaxed perspective on the tasks you have to tackle.
Obviously, I would love to convince you to go meatless at every meal but that’s not always realistic for people. I do think there is much to be learned by trying one meatless recipe each week. It forces you to think outside the box and not rely on meat as the focus. Try it. See what you find!
Do something for YOU. Moms especially, I see what you do! You spend all of your time and energy on those you love, and while we all appreciate it, sometimes you have to do something for you! This could even be NOT doing something, or declining an obligation that could be taken care of by someone else. Whatever it may be, find a way to do something for you.
What are your small goals?