The striking of Big Ben at midnight on 1st January ushers in a new year and inspires many to commit to positive life changes.
Yeah, we know for many people, the New Year, New You theme has you switching off immediately.
But for many others, the dawn of 2024 marks a chance for a fresh start as we resolve to change our lives.
Yet, maintaining these resolutions can be a challenge.
To help, here’s how to set realistic and fulfilling goals if that’s what you’re into.
Build easy fitness
Launching into an ambitious exercise regime can be overwhelming. Instead, start with manageable goals like a daily walk, gradually moving to more challenging activities. Apps like Couch to 5K can help you progress comfortably. Remember, gradual improvement is more sustainable than an all-out sprint.
Healthy eating, not crash dieting
Abandon the notion of crash diets and focus on nourishing your body. Incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your meals and choose healthier snacks. Small changes to your diet are more sustainable and enjoyable, leading to lasting habits.
Getting better at budgets
Instead of a broad goal like ‘save more money’, set specific financial targets. Automate a small, manageable amount to transfer into a savings account each payday. Use budgeting apps to identify areas for savings, balancing financial wisdom with enjoyment of life.
In with the new
Pick up a new hobby or skill that brings you joy. Choose something that excites you, whether it’s learning a musical instrument, a new language or a creative craft. Pursuits you enjoy are easier to stick with and offer a rewarding break from daily routines.
Prioritise your mental health
Mental wellbeing is often neglected in the hustle of daily life. Start a simple practice, such as daily meditation or keeping a gratitude journal, to improve your mental health. Small, consistent steps can lead to significant improvements in your overall wellbeing.
Whatever you decide to do or not do, we wish you the best of luck for 2024 from all at Johnsons.