With 2019 around the corner, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about how this next year will be different than this past one — perhaps you want to look for a new job, find a side hustle to help build your savings account, or even make it a goal to start dating. But right up there with career, money, and relationship goals are health goals for the New Year. After all, maintaining great health is not only good for your well-being, but also plays a factor in achieving your other goals. And, although people — especially Women Health Care — often feel pressured to set unattainable resolutions surrounding weight loss in the New Year, health is about so much more than that — including self-care, managing your mental health, and sleeping better overall.
“Good health habits and lifestyle choices should start at a young age,” Dr. Sherry A. Ross, women’s health expert and author of she-ology. The Definitive Guide to Women Health Care Intimate Health. Period., tells Bustle. However, even today, you can change your mindset around your health and start implementing new routines. “When you embrace and value the importance of your health, this sets the foundation for optimal health and well-being,” Dr. Ross says.
As Dr. Ross says, it’s not too late to change your approach toward your health. Below, 15 women reveal their wellness goals for 2019.
“This next, year my health goal is to be nicer to myself; a lot of my anxiety comes from comparing myself to others or feeling like I don’t measure up. I am slowly beginning to realize that I am my own biggest critic. In 2019, I want to fall in love with myself.”
2. Amy, 27
“Starting now (and I’ll continue into 2019), I will make more of an effort to ‘unplug’ and detach myself from my phone and computer. I will make time to do everyday things quietly for at least five minutes every day (usually, I clean with music on, I cook with YouTube playing in the background; I am constantly surrounded by noise). What would I hear if I blocked all of that out? I will also not look at my phone for the first hour of my day (not for the news, not for my messages, not for anything). I will play positive affirmations as I get ready for work and see how the rest of my day goes.”
3. Lisa, 33
“My goal is to sleep more. In 2018, I noticed that everything I did was impacted by how much (or little) sleep I got, with ‘little’ being the common denominator Women Health Care. So I’m going to make it a point to do all I can do to sleep at least seven or eight hours a night, like limit electronics before bed, read physical books more (to make my eyes tired and also to keep my brain fresh), and so on.”
4. Maria, 55
“My health resolution is to spend time only with people who help me to be the best version of myself that I can be and to avoid energy vampires; doing so protects and improves my mental health. I strive to be as intentional as possible with my time; it is the one thing we cannot buy or replace.”
5. Talya, 52
“Where I have a love-hate relationship with my health and need a goal is in my gum care. It’s a 10-minute regimen which I do at night, when all I want is to go to sleep. Argh! My resolution is to do it every day — before midnight.”
6. Vicki, 32
“They say that animals help with anxiety and are a relaxing presence, so a self-care health goal of mine for 2019 is to be around animals more Women Health Care. Whether that means going to visit a friend’s pet (or even taking them for a walk!), hanging out at more cat cafés, or volunteering at an animal shelter, I WILL find a way to get my animal fix and stress less!”
7. Kathryn, 32
“By going into 2019 as an entrepreneur, self-care is critical. Self-care is the health goal that I am going to continue to tackle going into the New Year. In 2018, I integrated meditation through the Calm app and it has been life-changing. In 2019, I am going to integrate weekly self-care moments, trying anything from float tanks to foot reflexology or massages; it’ll depend on the need at the moment!”
8. Veronica, 47
“I intend to have 2019 be my healthiest year yet. My biggest intention is to be loving and accepting of my body and myself as often as I can. I plan on listening to my body and allowing it to guide me as to what it needs at all times. Overall, I’m tuning in within to my inner sparkly wisdom to receive every answer I need to live my healthiest and happiest life Women Health Care. I also intend to: 1) practice yoga at least three times a week; 2) practice meditation every day for a minimum of 10 minutes; 3) walk at least once a week; and eat healthy and nutritious food.”
9. Milana, 45
“1) Start each day with a green smoothie. I noticed that when I start my day with a healthy breakfast, all other choices tend to be healthier, too; 2) Do yoga every day (goal is one hour, but even 15 minutes will count). I spend most of my day in front of the computer and, if I skip my yoga workout, my back lets me know right away; 3) Try to work at a standing desk; when not possible, use an ergonomic chair; 4) Jump on the trampoline while watching TV; 5) Make fresh juice on weekends; and 6) Ski or hike every weekend.”
10. Emily, 35
“I’m always looking at ways to improve my overall health and what better a time to get motivated than the approaching New Year. I’m a mom of two girls (11 and two), and have my own business. It can get pretty crazy around here and a typical day consists of me being ‘on duty’ from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., with a few late-night wakes up in between. As you can imagine, it’s pretty hard to get any ‘me’ time in. So this next year, for my mental health Women Health Care, I am really going to commit to making time for myself, taking a few minutes every day to do something for me, no one else.”
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