Every new year people make resolutions for the upcoming year, oftentimes centered around making more money and shedding weight. This time around, we want to encourage you to add some wellness resolutions to your list. This can round out your list of goals by encouraging healthy living and self-care all year long.
If you’re not sure where to start, we’ve put together the following wellness resolutions for you to consider.
Focus on learning more about wellness
Do you feel a bit lost when you hear health related news? Are you unsure where to go for trustworthy health information? Many people are so busy that they rely on online sources, including social media, for health information. This year, focus on learning more about health and wellness so that you can feel more confident in all your health related decisions. You can do this by taking classes on health and wellness topics and by reading information from trusted sources. There are many great sources online, but the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion are good places to start for reliable information.
Prioritize sanitizing and cleaning
Don’t wait for spring cleaning this year, start the year off with a bit of a cleaning spree. This is especially important in light of the pandemic and for those that had family gatherings for the holidays. So grab your best cleaning supplies and give your home a once over. Be sure to add in disinfectant to make sure you’re getting rid of unwanted bacteria. Focus on high traffic, high touch areas, including door knobs, light switches, counter tops and restrooms. Just remember, it’s important to use products that are safe for use around kids, animals and food surfaces where applicable.
Nobody likes being caught unprepared, especially when it comes to health situations. While learning more about health issues is a great first step for those interested in preparedness, you have to do more if you want to truly be ready. This year, learn all you can about first aid, emergency preparedness and create emergency plans for your family. Encourage those you love to do the same and share resources so that your entire network is more prepared. You can visit Ready.gov to get information on safety skills, local training classes and other important topics. You can also learn how to build a first aid kit so that your family is ready for those minor cuts and scrapes.
Last but not least, schedule downtime for yourself on a regular basis. All too often people push themselves to the brink, busy with work, community and family obligations. This can increase your stress and take a toll on your mental and physical health. It’s important to give yourself some downtime so that you can rest, recharge and look after your health. This year, make downtime a priority by scheduling it like you would a meeting or appointment.
Do you have health and wellness resolutions? We’d love to hear all about them! Head over to our Facebook page and tell us your goals for the new year.