As we enter a new year, it’s important to make health and well-being a priority. There are many small changes you can make that will make a big difference in how you feel. Habits can be both healthy and unhealthy.

Here are some habits you can adopt this new year to feel as good as you can.

Don’t Reach for Your Phone

When you wake up in the morning, do you immediately reach for your phone? Many people have made this a habit and it happens to be a bad one. Reading negative comments or viewing stressful world news can set the tone for your whole day. 

When you wake up, turn and talk to your partner or go peek in on your sleeping kids instead. Leave the morning news until after you’ve had your coffee.

Beauty Sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep is up there with one of the healthiest habits you can have. Make sure you have a ritual to unwind yourself before bedtime, like a warm bath. Make sure you’re sleeping on a good bed so you’re comfortable.

The best smart beds can offer you comfort, as well as the right temperature, and much more.


Meditation is vital in the age we live in. We spend so much time ticking off a never-ending to-do list that many of us live in a constant state of stress. Meditation is a great way to take time out, at any time, anywhere.

You can meditate outside your office block or at home in your living room. Just ten minutes of meditation can change your whole perspective


Mental health should be just as much of a priority as physical health. When the world moves as fast as it does, your mind may try to keep up. The result is a lot of jumbled thoughts that can be difficult to decipher.

Journaling is a great way to get your thoughts down on paper and work through them one by one. If you’re someone who struggles with depression or anxiety, journaling can help.

Diet and Exercise 

You are what you eat. If you want to feel your best, you need to put the best into your body. You should make sure you’re eating a healthy and balanced diet, with a variety of fruits and vegetables every day. You should also be exercising daily.

An exercise class can allow you to meet new friends at the same time. However, you can exercise alone if you want to. A simple twenty-minute walk, run, or bike ride each day can make a huge difference

 Natural Sunlight

Natural sunlight is a key to feeling good all year round. Sunlight carries vitamin D which is not only great for your skin but also helps you to fight off illnesses and boost your energy. You may feel more sluggish during the winter so it’s important to get outside when the sun does make an appearance.

Changing your habits will help you to feel at your best and have your best year yet.

Written by Contributing Author

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