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New Year: Lifestyle Changes

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With the arrival of 2019 and the bright possibilities that the new year brings,
Pureman takes a look at 5 things you can do to make 2019 a year of positive change and excitement.

It’s easy to make plans and think up grand ideas about how you will improve every facet of your life with each new year that begins. But sticking to long lists and over-stretching can end up preventing you from achieving your goals and in turn, making you feel rather disheartened. So start small, grow from there and celebrate each little accomplishment along the way.

Be Grateful

To end each day on a positive note, begin simply by taking five minutes before bed to write down three things that you are grateful for from that day. They can be big or small, it doesn’t matter. What matters is that you acknowledge them and look back at the end of your week to see how fortunate you are, even when some days can get tough!

Drink More Water

Drinking more water not only boosts skin health and and keeps you looking healthy and bright, it also gives you energy and boosts performance while you exercise and helps you drop body fat by keeping you from overeating. Water also helps to keep your organs functioning and in top form.  

Sleep

When you don’t have enough sleep, your risk of disease goes up, your productivity goes down and your ability to focus decreases as well. Being well rested improves mental function as well as your ability to enjoy life and feel happy.

Take Time to Disconnect

In the age of technology and social media, it’s nearly impossible to not get the itch to check your phone - work emails, instagram, reddit - everything is at your fingertips. It’s easy to forget the importance of connecting with yourself, your surroundings and the people close to you. This year, make time to put your phone aside and really see and feel what is around you. Your family and friends will appreciate it and you’ll be happier for it.

Find an Accountability Buddy

Whether it’s your spouse, a friend or a family member, fill someone in on your 2019 game plan. Go to the gym together. Take nature breaks. Talk about struggles and successes. Have them check in, remind you of your plans if they notice you slacking off, and be there to share in your celebrations - big and small.

There are many other things you can add to this list that may work for you. Just remember to take your time so you don’t get overwhelmed, and pat yourself on the back as you knock them off your list. You’ve got this! Here’s to an awesome 2019!



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