Before you come up with new year's resolutions, have you fulfilled your resolutions for last year? and the years before? Alrighty, this is your chance to chill, sit down and fill in your resolution list with some realistic and achievable goals. Try one of these easy lifestyle tweaks each day, and you will not only jumpstart a healthier body and mind but feel fabulous and so psyched to make 2022 your great year, despite the pandemic.
Get in shape
The Covid-19 pandemic and the Movement Control Order (MCO) knocked down many people from being active in ways that offer physical and mental well-being. Thankfully, all interstate and international restrictions for fully-vaccinated residents were lifted recently. A few gyms and recreational parks are reopening, this is a sign for you to start switching to a healthier meal, get back in shape and make your fat cry. The safest way you can do after a long hiatus in working out or playing sports is to start slowly and gradually build your body's exercise tolerance back up. You can also opt for an at-home workout. A warm-up could be an easy walk outside or on a treadmill, or a slow pace on a stationary bike, whichever you are comfortable with.
Stress management is essential for good physical health, and it is vital now as everyone has been living with a storm of stress during the ongoing pandemic. Psychiatrists say stress can put a strain on our mental health, relationships and productivity. One of many steps to regain control and reduce stress is to have a daily self-care ritual. This can include meditation, reading, journaling, gardening, cooking and tidying your home. It will help anchor your day and provide a sense of relief.
Unleash your inner goddess & confidence
A good dose of self-confidence will spark your inner goddess and help you lead a much happier life after all. Do not hesitate to face your fears. Put all remote possibilities out of your mind and stop worrying about things you have no control over. Do what you love, be who you are. Do not be a prisoner of other people's lives and opinions. At the same time, start each day with a positive thought and end it with gratitude. This can increase the productivity of your life and you will be surprised to see how your life turned into a miracle.
Spend more time with your loved ones
In the era of social media and technology, it is easy to keep in touch with your family and friends — a quick text here and there, the tags on Facebook and Instagram, the mentions on Twitter and many more. But, how much time have you spent face-to-face with your family and friends since MCO has been lifted? Time does fly. Let's take some time to pay a visit to your family and invite your friends to hang out at your go-to cafes. You can also explore and try new "lepak" spots with them. People are getting out again, this is the best time to meet new people and make more friends for your well-being. There are a lot of tips and recommendations to spend time with your loved ones outdoor or indoors if you are not feeling social yet during the pandemic. Do not live to regret that you did not take the chance to make memories with those you hold closest to your heart.
A new year is a perfect time to start over and make a change! Try something new and push yourself outside of your comfort zone in order to experience something different, while adhering to the new norm and the Covid-19 Standard Operating Procedure (SOP). May this year be a great year with tremendous success for everyone.