The holidays have come to an end and the pounds are packing in—(hey! That rhymed). An old chapter has closed and a new one has just begun. For many people the month of January is the ideal month to press the “reset button” on everything. It is a time for new opportunities, fresh starts, and optimistic attitudes. After all, we have 365 days to alter our lives in extraordinary ways.
Changing your diet, take up a sport, stop smoking or learn how to budget for a prosperous year. Often times, nothing too big happens and that is alright as well. Staying positive never hurts the odds of succeeding throughout the year and beyond. The month of January is the doorway to new beginnings and endless possibilities.
No More Holiday Feasting
Of course, it will be hard to put down the leftovers – if by some miraculous reason any still exist. It’s time to detoxify that month old turkey fat, put down the sugar cookies, and stop feeding the dog the terrifying fruitcake. Summer is a few short months away and many will want to look their best, but more importantly, many will want to regain a healthier diet. Instead of working doubly hard in the warmer months of spring, starting a dietary change now can be much more beneficial. Spring time is the time when veggies and greens are much more prominent and fresher. As the coldness of winter fades, it’s time to stock up some healthy eating habits, so why not get a head-start on this process at the beginning of the year? By the time spring rolls out, you’ll l be ahead of the curb.
What better way to follow a new diet than with exercise? Everyone knows that winter is the ire of major athletes. It is simply too cold to train outside, plus there is temptation of holiday feasts everywhere you look. As humans, we have a common interest with bears. We love to hibernate in winter – perhaps not in caves, but I digress. Contrary to popular belief, winter does not slow down weight loss. The weight gain is determined by your own willpower to eat more pie. Picking up a physical sport at the beginning of the year could be a personal goal and overall great life choice. Learning to swim shouldn’t be restricted, just because it is winter. Technology has advanced enough that heated pools exist. Amazing!
This is the Year.
Following the previous points to a healthier New Year, here is a very common New Year promise that is immensely difficult to keep, but very significant if it is completed, learning to stop smoking. How many people have claimed the beginning of a New Year as the year that they will finally quit smoking? Only for them to stretch down that goal until it gets warmer, then until summer ends and finally the goal reaches winter again. Quitting cold turkey is very difficult and it never really encourages staying off cigarettes. It just makes the addiction stronger. Gradually easing off smoke addiction can be done in various ways, some of the most effective aid in the last couple of years are electronic cigarettes. E-cigs save up a lot of money—for those that want to save more this year, and if the goal is a year-long process, it seems very practical to consider it. They can last much longer than conventional cigarettes with the added benefit of helping you quit. There is a variety of brands to choose from. The most popular ones are v2 cigs. For more info you can visit ecigsopedia.com. E-cigs are are still qiute new on the market but they have already become the stepping stool to a healthier lifestyle that helps wean off the addiction at your own pace.