As the new year unfolds, it's only natural to feel the pull (but also to be honest, the pressure) toward setting resolutions aimed at a healthier, happier version of ourselves. Our mental lists end up sounding like: lose weight, go to the gym, take up painting... and they go on and on and on.
While the enthusiasm to embrace positive changes is always encouraged, it's essential to create a balance and avoid overwhelming ourselves with an extensive list of resolutions. It doesn’t feel great when we wrap up the year and look back at our tens of resolutions only to realize that we could only really achieve 2-3. We’ve all been there. Trust us.
If you're reading this because you're looking for an actual list of resolutions, perhaps you've come to the wrong page (but if you're taking suggestions we'd always recommend having "ditching plastic" on your list!). We're here to help guide you on creating your own list, that truly works for you - and not one that makes you work left, right, & center.
Here are some tips in stringing up your list of resolutions – for the new and improved you, or simply realizing maybe this year’s the year you embrace your true fabulous you!
- Reflect on What Truly Matters:
- Instead of succumbing to the pressure of adopting a bajillion resolutions, take a moment to reflect on your priorities. Identify the what parts of your life genuinely matter to you and align your resolutions accordingly.
- Quality Over Quantity:
- We use this one a lot at House of Pops. It's not about the number of resolutions but the quality of the changes you're making. Opt for a few well-thought-out goals that resonate with your values and contribute meaningfully to your overall well-being.
- Mindful Eating Habits and Natural Treats:
- Rather than imposing strict diets, focus on cultivating mindful eating habits. Enjoy a colorful variety of nutrient-rich foods. That could include House of Pops' all-natural, plant-based popsicles. Savor each bite, and listen to your body's hunger and fullness cues.
- Holistic Health and House of Pops' Wholesome Goodness:
- Another thing we take super seriously: holistic health. Consider resolutions that promote holistic health—physical, mental, and emotional. Whether it's incorporating regular exercise, practicing mindfulness, or fostering positive relationships, a well-rounded approach leads to lasting benefits. House of Pops supports your journey with wholesome and delicious treats.
- Celebrate Progress, Not Perfection:
- Embrace the journey of self-improvement and celebrate the progress you make, even if it's small. Personally, we celebrate with a pop. From the little milestones, to the big ones. Remember, it's okay not to have everything figured out from day one.
As the calendar turns, let's embark on the journey of the new year with a sense of optimism and self-compassion (you’d be surprised how far self-compassion can take you). By setting realistic resolutions and focusing on what truly matters, we can achieve a healthy balance between self-improvement and self-acceptance. Remember, it's not about changing who you are embracing yourself, one mindful resolution at a time. Cheers to a vibrant and fulfilling year ahead! 🌟🎉