New year’s resolutions to kick off 2020

Happy New Year!

2020 is here and now is the perfect opportunity to kick start your wellness journey. Make this your healthiest year yet by committing to some New Year resolutions that will help you stay healthy and motivated about life!

Become vegetarian

Here at Hopewood we believe “you are what you eat”! Food is our medicine. Our abundant experience demonstrates how fresh natural food, in a predominantly ovo-lacto vegetarian diet, is the optimum way to achieve and maintain wellbeing.

Exercise more

Exercise is an incredible gateway to wellness. It can produce changes in the parts of the brain that regulate stress and anxiety. It also increases brain sensitivity for the hormone’s serotonin and norepinephrine, which relieve feelings of depression.

Exercise will also increase your body’s ability to adapt and stimulate increases in blood flow.

Fitness is a slow process and won’t come overnight. A great way to start your fitness journey is to make small achievable goals. The most important thing is to stay committed and do a little exercise every day!

Take more time for self-care

We are all busy. Finding time to look after all your responsibilities can be hard enough as it is, let alone finding time to focus inwards. However, self-care is actually crucial to maintaining physical and mental wellness.

This year, try to commit to routine self-care until it becomes habitual. It’s a fantastic way to clear your mind. Actively set aside 30 mins every day. Use it for meditation, for a skin care routine, to soak in a bath or just to sit quietly reading a book. You will be surprised what a difference it will make.

Learn a new skill

Our brains are never done developing. The world is genuinely boundless and there is always something more to learn.  When you learn a new skill, it has benefits beyond the skill you’ve developed. Our brain is full of something called myelin. Myelin is amazing at making us better at the things we do. It especially helps in the learning process. The more we practice a new skill the denser the myelin in our brains becomes. Which makes us better at learning as well as a whole host of other benefits.

Learning new skills also helps us create connections between new ideas and the previous knowledge floating around in our heads. Building a web of knowledge makes us more efficient over all.

Published on 1 January 2020

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