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  • Writer's pictureErick Rivas

Kickstart Your New Year: Tips for a Successful Start

As we bid farewell to 2023, we all look forward to a new beginning full of hope, promise, and opportunities. It's exciting to think about the endless possibilities the new year presents to us. However, many of us start strong but falter as the year progresses. To ensure a successful and fulfilling year, we must set ourselves up for success from the get-go. In this post, we'll go over simple yet effective tips you can implement to start your new year right. So, let's dive in!

Set Goals

Setting achievable goals is a crucial step towards success. However, simply setting a goal isn't enough. You must also break it down into achievable and measurable steps. Create a plan of action with deadlines to keep you on track. It's essential to make your goals SMART: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-Bound. When you set SMART goals, it makes it easier to track progress, celebrate milestones, and adjust them as needed.

Prioritize Health

Your health and wellbeing should be a top priority. No amount of success or wealth will matter if you're unable to enjoy it. Start by scheduling a visit to your primary care physician to ensure everything is in order. Be proactive with your mental health, and if you need support, don't hesitate to seek help. Make sleep a priority by setting a regular sleep schedule and ensuring you get the recommended 7-9 hours every night. Lastly, practice self-care; take time for yourself, and engage in activities that bring you joy and relaxation.

Get Active

We all know that regular exercise is beneficial for our overall health and wellbeing. However, finding the motivation to exercise regularly can be challenging. Set realistic and achievable fitness goals such as working out two to three times a week and slowly increase the intensity. Once you incorporate physical activity into your routine, it will become a habit. Don't forget to mix up your activities to keep things enjoyable and exciting.

Eat Well

Nutrition is equally crucial to our health and wellbeing. Seeing a Registered Dietician, Nutritionist, or a Health Coach, can help improve your nutrition, but you can also make positive changes on your own. Start by incorporating more fruits and vegetables into your meals and reducing your intake of processed foods, sugar, and unhealthy fats. Focus on eating whole foods that are nourishing and will provide you with the energy you need to get through your day.

Stay Organized

Organizing your life can seem overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. Start by incorporating simple habits like making to-do lists, using a planner to schedule your work and personal life, and decluttering your space. By simplifying your life, you'll feel less stressed, and you'll be more productive. Additionally, create a budget to help you manage your finances. Knowing what you're spending money on and tracking your expenses will ensure you don't overspend and can reach your financial goals.

Starting a new year can be exciting, but it's essential to set ourselves up for success. Implementing these simple tips can help you achieve your goals, prioritize your health, and create a fulfilling and successful year. Remember that small changes can lead to long-term success. Make a commitment to prioritize your wellbeing, and you'll be on your way to a healthy and prosperous year ahead.

Erick Rivas

Integrative Nutrition Health Coach



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