New year new you 5 tips for a healthier 2016
First, click on the chart image and print out the larger PDF copy. Post it somewhere in your home that’s easily accessible (i.e., your refrigerator).
Just like you would write in a diary, use this chart as a personal reminder to keep track of your daily actions.
The purpose of this chart is to take baby steps toward your goals and aspirations. By writing down your daily activities, it is easier to balance out the habits you’d like to break with new challenges.
- What do you do immediately after waking up? Same old routine? Follow this link for an exercise routine you can do before getting out of bed!
- Ever wonder how a friend or loved one is doing without following through with the phone call? This time surprise them! Perhaps you can also invite a friend, neighbor, or loved one out for a walk, to join you taking a class in your community.
- Don’t worry about giving up your favorite television program. Maybe though you can balance out being a couch potato by getting up and following this exercise routine during commercials!
- When going to the store or ordering a meal, try to remember which fruits and vegetables are in season. In January, do you actually see strawberries outside? No! Treat yourself to some fresh-squeezed orange juice instead, and then reward yourself come summertime with homemade strawberry shortcake.
- Always take the elevator? Why not take the stairs instead? Taking the stairs is an easy way to raise your heart rate and incorporate exercise into your day to day activities.
Be creative and make up your own daily challenges! Every time you break an old habit with a resolute decision, write it down in your “New Year’s resolution” chart. Don’t judge yourself or try to fill up every hour with an overwhelming number of activities. Rather, notice every time you follow through with new choices and ‘pat yourself on the back’ by jotting down your achievements in the chart like it were a diary. At the end of the year, you'll be glad you did!
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