Healthy Resolutions For 2022

Published on: 29/01/2022

It's the new year—time for a new you. Check these tips on how you can set your healthy resolutions for 2022.

This new year, it's important to look back and reflect on your previous goals in order to make room for new ones. Whether you want to try something new or continue reaching an old goal, setting the right mindset to achieve them can always do the trick. Here are some healthy resolutions you can try this 2022: 

Set realistic goals

According to Locke's and Latham's research about goal-setting theory, having goals can have a huge impact on our behavior, job performance, and motivation. Taking the time to sit back and reflect on your past goals allows you to rethink the new goals you want to achieve—as well as be realistic about them. Before setting your goals for this new year, some of the questions you can ask yourself include:

  • What are the previous goals that you couldn't keep and how can you succeed this time?
  • Which of your previous goals did you successfully accomplish?
  • What new goals would you like to achieve this year?

Setting the right mindset not only helps you build your new resolutions but also be realistic about them. 

Prioritize self-care

Whether you're planning to read a book or just take the time off your work, it's essential to focus on self-care. List down the activities you like to do in your leisure time and take the time to do them. Self-care activities entirely depend on what you like to do for yourself—including spending more hours, doing relaxing activities, or taking a rest. 

Find an exercise that you like

It's almost everyone's new year's resolution to exercise—but not all can be consistent. While it's good to dip your toes to exercises you've never tried before, it's best to choose the kind of exercise you'd actually like. This way, exercising doesn't have to feel forced and tiring—allowing you to keep it as a long-term habit. Exercising is not just limited to lifting weights and doing cardio, it can also involve other activities such as yoga, meditation, cycling, or aerobics. Choose an exercise that you'd not just stick on the long run, but also something that fits your schedule.

Lessen screen time

In this digital era of social media and innovating technology, it's important to consider limiting your screen time to stay connected in real life. Doing so can be surprisingly beneficial not just for your social life, but also for health—it improves your sleep schedule, focus, and reduces stress. 

Improve your diet 

Improving your diet not just improves your physical condition, but also your mood and overall wellbeing. Focus on having a balanced diet by eliminating junk foods, drinking more water, and eating fruits and vegetables. Aside from choosing healthy foods, it's also important to practice healthy eating. Some of the tips you can follow include:

  • Avoid binge eating: Binge eating is dangerous—doing it to relieve your stress is harmful to your health.
  • Take time to eat: Don't rush when eating—it helps you to break down your food into more digestible pieces and can signal your brain that you're full.
  • Lessen salt: According to WHO, reducing salt intake can help you prevent diseases such as hypertension, heart disease, and stroke. You can lessen your salt intake by reducing the amount of salt you put on your dishes when you cook, cutting down snacks with high sodium, and limiting condiments. 
  • Manage your sugar intake: It's important to manage your sugar level by replacing sweets with other healthy options such as fruits and yogurt.