Make 2018 the year of HEALTH. Even the littlest changes can make a huge impact on your overall health. I love making slight adjustments to my daily routine, so small it doesn’t feel like I’m changing much but those little changes add up to help me maintain my weight and sanity! Here are 10 tiny changes that I made in 2017 and a couple I’m trying out in 2018 to better my health!
Swap out the sweet sugary coffee drinks for plain black coffee. Weening myself off sugar was one of the hardest things I have ever done. Don’t get me wrong I still indulge but only occasionally. Cutting out sugary coffee is a great place to start reducing your sugar intake!
Do nice things for people. Don’t always make everything about yourself, as a nurse I wish people would look around and help one another out a little more. People don’t give solely for the joy of giving anymore. If you get something in return, awesome, if you don’t, great.
Take a hard look at what your grocery cart looks like, how much of your cart contains packaged food? Finding a good balance of veggies, meats, fruits and a few boxed items within your grocery cart is a great start to a healthier 2018.
Pop a multivitamin. Recently I did a huge blood panel to look at my overall health (best decision ever) and found out that I was very deficient in Vitamin D, CoQ10 and Omegas. As a nurse I know that being vitamin deficient can create a ton of problem, lacking vitamins can affect your anxiety levels and skin pretty much everything. Do your research and find a good multivitamin to take daily!
Have a mantra…Mantras are so powerful. They allow us to feel present and think, as well as connect with ourselves.
Don’t skip breakfast. I get it mornings are chaotic but feeding your body the proper fuel is so important for about brain power, energy and a high metabolism. Here is my favorite protein powder I’ve been using.
Change what time you eat dinner. Studies show that it’s beneficial to consume the majority of your calories over breakfast and lunch and have a lighter dinner.
Laugh more, laughing is one of the best feelings in the world. It also lowers blood pressure, decreases stress hormones and can work those abs
Drink More Water Not More Wine. My whole life I heard the phrases everything in moderation and there is such a thing as… too much of a good thing. So in 2018 I’m making that good thing water! I’m upping my water game and drinking more water and drinking wine in moderation!
Find self acceptance. It’s not bad to want to improve your health but while improving remember to always give your self grace and acceptance because change takes time.
I’m hoping these little changes can make a big impact on my health in 2018. Leave me a comment and let me know the tiny changes you want to make in 2018 to better your overall health!