Do you make New Year resolutions?Â If so, youâ€™re in good company.Â Around half of us make either regular or infrequent resolutions, with varying degrees of success.
What are the best tried-and-tested methods of making your ambitions and hopes for the year come to fruition?Â We sought the wisdom of statisticians, medical professionals and ermâ€¦Oprah, to find out!
- Forget Less is More; More is More!
â€śRather than focusing on what you are going to cut out of your diet, focus on what you can add to your diet to make it healthier.â€ť
This is such simple and terrific advice for the 38% of us who make resolutions around healthy eating or losing weight.Â Instead of feeling deprived because youâ€™re trying to cut down on pasta and potatoes, add something instead!Â A cubed avocado or zingy fresh tomato salsa, for example, can add real zest to a meal.
If that doesn’t work for you and you need something more comforting, then make a huge pot of delicious root vegetable soup (sautĂ© the chopped veggies in a little olive oil, add water/stock, simmer until tender, whiz in the food processor and season to taste) and eat as much as you like!
- Keeping Resolutions is a Journeyâ€¦
â€¦not necessarily a destination.Â Donâ€™t let yourself be derailed by a â€śbad day.â€ťÂ Just brush yourself off and start afresh the next day.Â Itâ€™s ridiculously easy to sabotage your efforts by throwing in the towel when youâ€™ve only got one corner of it a little bit wet.
Thinking, â€śOh well, I might as well finish the box now,â€ť when youâ€™ve snuck a couple of leftover Christmas chocolates isnâ€™t helpful.Â Instead, try to pat yourself on the back for displaying such amazing restraint and shove the box somewhere annoyingly inaccessible.
- Turn Your Resolution into a LifestyleÂ
Donâ€™t say, â€śIâ€™m going to try to drink more water.â€ť Be specific and present tense about it.Â If someone asks, tell them you drink between 8 â€“ 10 glasses of Tyent ionized water every day to hydrate quickly, boost your energy and improve your health.Â And then do so, obviously!
â€śPeople who explicitly make resolutions are 10 times more likely to attain their goals than people who don’t explicitly make resolutions.â€ťÂ
~ University of Scranton. Journal of Clinical PsychologyÂ
Tyent Water for 2017!
If you already have a history of not-quite-realized resolutions, than take heart from the simple wisdom of Oprah Winfrey to give you the impetus to have another go:
â€śCheers to a New Year and another chance to get it right.â€ťÂ
Whether you skip making resolutions altogether or have a list as long as your arm, taking care of your health is paramount.Â Drinking delicious, antioxidant-rich Tyent Water is one of the very best ways to nuture your body, day to day.Â Why not give us a call at 855-893-6887 to find out how Tyent can help to make 2017 the healthiest yet?