Can you believe that 2022 is just a few weeks away? Despite the trials, tribulations, and transitions everyone encountered this year, you’re almost across the finish line. As you take this time to enjoy the holiday season, it’s a good idea to start thinking about what you’d like to accomplish over the next twelve months. As you create your list of goals to achieve, here are a few resolutions worth adding.
Schedule And Keep Healthcare Appointments
If there’s anything you should have learned from the global pandemic, it’s the importance of taking care of your health. It’s time to prioritize your physical and emotional well-being. If it’s been a while since you’ve checked in with your primary doctor, dentist, gynecologist, or other healthcare specialists, scheduling an appointment is essential. Find out what’s going on internally so you can make the necessary changes to improve your health and overall quality of life.
Perform One Act Of Self-Care Daily
When you live a hectic lifestyle or have many obligations, it’s easy to overlook your interests and needs. Although it may feel like a means of survival, failing to take care of yourself limits your ability to keep performing and living the life you want.
Make a resolution to perform at least one act of self-care every day. Whether it’s taking the time to use a scrub cleanser during your skincare routine in the morning or enrolling in a class that aligns with a favorite hobby, do something that’s only for you.
Complete A 14-30 Day Detox
Every day, your mind and body encounter toxicity. From the air you breathe to some of the relationships you entertain, too much negativity puts your health at risk and reduces your quality of life. Detoxing for at least 14-30 days can make a big difference. It helps balance the scales, so to speak. A detox gives your mind and body a chance to rest and replenish.
Detoxing can mean a lot of things. It could mean unhealthy foods, skipping leisurely shopping trips, staying off social media, or avoiding toxic individuals in your life. As you decide what things you need to eliminate from your life for a while, just remember to incorporate healthy alternatives to fill the void.
The world is much bigger than you, your family, your problems, and your accomplishments. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that there are millions of people in need. Although you may not be able to solve world hunger and homelessness or prevent wars, you can do your part to give back. When you help others, it ultimately works to make the world a better place. Find ways to give back this year. Whether you donate a percentage of your income to charity, support local businesses, volunteer at public schools, get involved in community events, or start a non-profit organization, your investment can go a long way in improving the lives of others.
Make Time For Loved Ones
Time is one of those things everyone wishes they had more of but doesn’t. Another lesson this pandemic should have taught you is the importance of keeping loved ones close. You never know when circumstances could keep you apart (temporarily or for good). Be intentional about spending time with those you love this year. That means going beyond social media or text messages to connect. Call your grandparents, go to lunch with your mother, have family game nights with the kids, or plan a girl’s trip with your besties.
Who knows what 2022 will bring? Although there’s nothing you can do to control the unfortunate circumstances of current times, you can continue to ensure you’re ready for whatever lies ahead. Your new year’s resolutions should be about taking steps towards positive change. By adding the above suggestions to your list, you’ll be doing more to help yourself and others, no matter what the future holds.