5 Resolutions To Help You Become Happier & Healthier In 2018!

This is a new beginning to anything you want. A new page, a new chapter, a new mindset, a new routine, a new you. We've compiled a list of our TOP 5 RESOLUTIONS TO HELP YOU BECOME HAPPIER & HEALTHIER IN 2018!

Start a Meditation Practice

"No matter how much we talk about it, read about it, or study it, putting a mindfulness practice into practice can be challenging. But what are we to do? Science continues to reveal that an active practice has important health benefits, relational benefits, and even corporate benefits (increased productivity and reduced healthcare costs). Sometimes all we need is a simple road map to get us started or restarted if it’s been some time since we practiced.

Check out Mindful.org's 5 essential elements to creating a mindfulness meditation practice in daily life!

Go Organic!

This isn't just for the foods in your life, but the products in your life as well. Going organic is an investment for your beauty, health and wellbeing. "Just like you nourish your body with organic food, your skin deserves care with organic beauty products. Many non-organic beauty products on the market today include an astonishing amount of scary chemicals. From parabens (chemicals linked to cancer) to formaldehyde to petroleum waxes, an ordinary lotion can contain quite the toxic mixture. Certified-organic skincare products cleanse, tone, exfoliate and moisturize your skin without using any of these noxious artificial chemicals or additives. That’s not all, though. Here are a few more reasons to choose organic beauty products for naturally beautiful skin." - Organic Authority

Move More, Shine Bright
HealthyForGood.org recommends that "a good starting goal is at least 150 minutes a week, but if you don’t want to sweat the numbers, just move more! Find forms of exercise you like and will stick with, and build more opportunities to be active into your routine."

Write a Business Plan (Make Your Passion Your Paycheck)

"You've decided to write a business plan, and you're ready to get started. Congratulations! You've just greatly increased the chances that your business venture will succeed. But before you start drafting your plan, you need to--you guessed it--plan your draft." Hear these comprehensive tips on how to "Plan Your Business Plan" by Entrepreneur.com.

Create a Gratitude Journal

"Stress, work and family responsibilities, and routine can trap us in a pattern of negative thinking that feeds on itself and creates more stress and unhappiness. This cycle can lead to other ailments, as well, including constant fatigue and even depression. Finding ways to focus on the positive can help reprogram your thoughts and break this cycle.

Keeping a gratitude journal is one of the best ways to retrain your thoughts to focus on the positive things in your life. Studies have shown that keeping a gratitude journal can have many benefits. For example, a study from the University of California showed that participants who kept a gratitude journal complained of fewer physical symptoms, felt happier and more optimistic about their lives, were better able to meet goals, and exercised more." Check out Positively Present's guidelines to keep in mind when starting your own gratitude journal!