We will all be happy to say goodbye to 2020 and hello to 2021. We all wish each other a happier year, filled with human warmth. At the beginning of each year, we often read or hear the same question: what are your resolutions for the new year? I hate this question and especially the term resolution. Indeed, these “resolutions” never last very long and we often feel guilty when we abandon them. For 2021, I suggest instead ideas for living healthier and being more forgiving of yourself.
Opt for intuitive feeding
You may have already heard of this approach to eating. It is a way of approaching food in order to make sustainable changes that respect our nutritional, psychological, cultural and sensory needs. By adopting intuitive eating, we learn to become more self-aware. If you are interested in making changes to your diet, I strongly suggest this way of thinking.
If you would like to learn more, I invite you to read our article that focuses exclusively on this approach.
Take a moment for yourself
Life moves fast and sometimes we have a hard time stopping to breathe. With all the changes in our lives, we forget to take time for ourselves. Slowing down for just a brief moment, once a week, can make a big difference in our mood and stress levels. At least once a week, do something you enjoy and that relaxes you such as taking a bath, reading a book, cooking, doing a puzzle or listening to music. Your body and mind will thank you.
The pleasure of eating comes with the pleasure of cooking. It is true that not all of us are keen cooks. If this is your case, I suggest you start one step at a time, for example by cooking one more meal a week. Choose simple recipes with few ingredients. One-pan or slow cooker recipes are a good start for those who don’t like to spend too many hours at the stove. Try new flavours, new foods… it’s by daring to try new recipes that will satisfy your taste buds.
Drop your phone
Social media is very (too) present in our lives. Experiment with decreasing your screen time. Here are some tips to help you: leave your phone out of the bedroom, don’t look at it during meals, set realistic goals like spending 15 minutes less in front of your screen each day. You’ll realize how much of our time is stolen by these objects.
With the year we’ve had, I think we’ve learned one thing: don’t take anything for granted. For 2021, I wish you all a sweeter year and, above all, to enjoy every moment to the fullest.