January represents a fresh start to the new year, which is why for thousands of years, people have committed to change come January 1st. The new year is a promise of new beginnings but for many, motivation quickly dwindles and resolutions fail. Whether you decided to forgo New Year’s Resolutions on January 1st or are already working on a new goal, there’s never a bad time to adopt healthier habits!
The key is to approach any behavior change with loads of self-love and self-compassion. Many of us try to punish ourselves with more exercise or stricter diets because we’re unhappy with how we look or feel. But how can we expect to make permanent change when we’re living out a punishment? Instead, starting out in a place of self-acceptance, we can decide to make a lifestyle change to support our health and wellbeing.
Here’s how to adopt healthier habits in a loving way: