Going back to work can be tough so stay grounded and clear your mind after a busy day by practising yoga. Yoga has a variety of benefits and incorporates strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing.
Some studies have found that regular yoga practice is beneficial for people with high blood pressure, heart disease, aches and pains, as well as depression and stress.
Spend time with loved ones
It’s easy to get wrapped up in our busy lifestyles and not make the time to visit friends and family often enough. But research has shown that spending time with loved ones is good for our health and decreases loneliness and stress levels. This year make time to reach out, even if it’s just a phone call.
Try something new
Trying something new is a great way to keep your mind sharp and gives you something to look forward to. Why not take up a new hobby in 2019? Whether it’s painting, volunteering, rock climbing, or something you’ve always wanted to do, now’s the time!
40% of the world’s population use social media, averaging at around two hours every day and there’s increasing research to suggest that it’s having a negative effect on our stress levels, mood, anxiety, self-esteem and relationships. Shun the social media this January and take part in a digital detox! Resist the temptation to check Facebook and see what you can do with those extra two hours a day.
This healthy start to the year will encourage you to experiment with ingredients and recipes to see if veganism is for you. Even if you decide to not go fully vegan afterwards, you’ll have some great new ideas for meat free meals to incorporate into your day to day life.
Whatever you decide for this 2019 give yourself time to enjoy the journey.