New Year New You

New Year New You
It’s that time of the year when we make it a point to drop old habits and embrace new ones in a relatively short amount of time. New Year’s resolutions are great if you’re one of the few people who manage to see them through without adding some unnecessary tension to your family’s life. But if, like us, January pushes you to set unrealistic limits, here are some tried and tested ways to take some of the stress out of New Year’s resolutions.

But that doesn’t mean you need to do it too. It’s good to want to improve your lifestyle and that of your loved ones but New Year’s might not be the right time for you or your family. It’s never too early to make a change that you feel strongly about but it’s also important to find the timing that works for you, which may not necessarily coincide with the holiday season or the start of a new year.

As in literally let out the stress by exhaling completely through your mouth. Some experts also recommend making a whoosh sound while you’re at it, to enhance the feeling of letting go of whatever it is that’s stressing you out. Focus on the moment even further by closing your eyes and counting to 10, before inhaling quietly through your nose. Repeat until you run out of tension.

Changing habits doesn’t happen overnight. While deciding on your New Year’s resolutions, it’s also important to consider the way you approach them. Most of us have a tendency to set high goals and expect to reach them in a very short period of time, if not immediately, which ultimately leads to failure and frustration. When attempting any change, baby steps are usually the less stressful yet more successful strategy.

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