According to estimates, the tradition of making New Year’s resolutions dates back nearly 4,000 years. Unfortunately, failing to achieve these resolutions is an almost age-old tradition, and it can be a bad way to start the year.

Personal development is great, but personal development that we achieve at the cost of our self-esteem can be destructive. This is why so many people start (and fail) New Year’s resolutions.

Let’s try something different

There is an alternative to this pattern, which allows us to judge ourselves guided by an “economy of imperfection” called health esteem: a new category of fitness and diet that balances who we are now with the changes we want to make. .

We propose a new tradition, where we replace the New Year’s ritual of setting guilty goals, depriving ourselves and, ultimately, not meeting them, with a month of gratitude that allows us to appreciate who we are and what small decisions we can make. . Build to improve our lives.

We call it “International Health Respect Month”. A month where the goal is to focus on how 10 small daily moments can help move us toward the life we ​​want.

Health Esteem is a skill you can learn

Practicing health respect leads to better decision making.

Instead of exercising because you’re unhappy with yourself, you exercise because you value yourself.

Instead of making weight loss food choices that feel like punishment or impulsive eating without considering how you’ll feel as a result, you’ll start making decisions to take care of yourself.

You cannot fail Health Esteem

Beyond your persistence, every day in January is an opportunity to achieve. It’s as simple as embracing these 10 small moments that can have an incredible impact on your health.

Print or bookmark this list and give it a try.

Dedicate the first month of 2023 to celebrating who you are and for the first time, feel good about yourself from day one.

10 Small Moments in Your Daily Routine from Health Respect

1. Get up at the first alarm

A really small gesture, but mighty! You decide which day you have from the moment the alarm goes off.

Have you hit the “snooze”? You’ll start the day late, resulting in lower health scores (how many times do you punish yourself for doing this?).

On the other hand, if you can get up with the first alarm, you will immediately start the day with a high health esteem.

2. Do the hardest thing first

What do you want to achieve, but you think you have a good reason to put it off? Do that first. Maybe it’s your daily exercise routine. Maybe it’s meditation. Perhaps it is facing a complicated labor problem.

Postponing or skipping it will give you less health respect. Do this first and your health esteem will go through the roof.

3. Make time for breakfast

People are making protein shakes for breakfast

Did you know that breakfast is the meal of the day that we skip the most? This creates a feeling of lethargy and “discomfort”, i.e. low health esteem.

Take the time to eat something for breakfast that helps you achieve your morning goals and make that time for yourself, as it increases health esteem.

4. Replace bad energy with healthy energy

Many of our breakfast options include chemical sweeteners, preservatives, and artificial colors, filling us with toxins instead of just giving us energy from caffeine that the body struggles to process.

This is adding extra stress to the daily stress we already feel, and creates a sense of low health esteem.

Proven, toxin-free, and certified options can give you the boost you need but without the toxins, something that will provide a high health status.

5. Plan lunch the day before

People are cutting vegetables  Meal plan for abs

“Plan to fail is to plan to fail.” When you don’t plan what you’re going to eat for lunch in advance, you’re more likely to choose whatever you find in the moment, and those foods are usually ones you wouldn’t choose as part of a good meal. the plan

You don’t want to end lunch with a low health esteem.

If you plan your daily routine and your lunch in advance, you are more likely to make decisions that improve your mood and are good for you; It creates progress, personal growth and a high health esteem.

6. Replace afternoon cravings with superfoods for dessert

Around 3pm you’re looking for a snack to satisfy your hunger or to satisfy your craving for something sweet. You are working hard. You deserve to treat yourself. The morning caffeine has already worn off.

Discipline is a good muscle to exercise if that drive is just a habit. But you may need a bridge to get you through the day. The answer is not to deprive yourself.

The answer is to replace unhealthy cravings (such as processed snacks or sugar-laden caffeinated drinks) with superfoods for dessert – a healthy snack rich in protein, superfoods and fiber.

This small change in your daily routine will make a big difference in how you feel.

7. Gives strength

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There are people who give power and those who take it away. The irony is that people who project positive energy to others also receive positive energy.

When you miss positive energy, you feel that your health respect is on the ground.

So look for ways to give positive energy, while also strengthening your health and that of others.

8. Reflect after work

Think about what you do in a day. You complete the tasks. You communicate with people. You solve the problem. You are in urgent care. You celebrate small victories and then get back to work.

If you don’t take the time to acknowledge everything you do in a day, it’s easy to take it for granted. Or, worse, never give yourself credit for what you’ve done.

This is the definition of unhappiness and it is the burning factor.

So, before you leave the office, before you close your laptop each day, answer these three questions: What did you do today? What are the new questions that you already want to answer tomorrow? And what about yourself did you appreciate today?

9. Slow down at dinner

We value dinner as a moment of relaxation, family time, asking questions and sharing. We made it another meal that we make in a hurry.

If you can slow down and make dinner a mindful experience, you’ll make a nice change in your day. And eating slowly will also help improve digestion.

Take a moment to appreciate all that you and your family have done today.

Take a moment to appreciate the food and savor it. The purest meaning of the word “appreciation” is to increase value.

Something as small as slowing down dinner by 100% in the present moment will increase your health score.

10. “No screens” 30 minutes before bed

How you feel tomorrow starts today. Blue light before bed and distractions from phones, televisions and computers disrupt melatonin production and sleep cycles.

When sleep is impaired, it is difficult to wake up with high health esteem. Choose to read or write.

Talk and connect with your partner, your child or a loved one. When was the last time you went outside and looked at the night sky?

Maybe you can give yourself time to lie down and reflect on the day, but make it early enough to relax when your “sleep clock” goes off.

The point is: if you can stay away from blue light for 30 minutes before bed, you’ll sleep better and wake up feeling refreshed and with higher health scores.

Extras: Small pickles any time of the day

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One thing you can do to strengthen your health esteem is to say thank you.

You are a man who is trying his best. There is no instruction manual.

In a 100% unique way, you are solving life’s challenges in a personal way. So, even without following any of the suggestions above, you can check this box.

Anytime, take a few minutes and let the feeling of gratitude wash over you.

Tomorrow is a new day, and you deserve to start by remembering it and knowing that you are great.

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