Make 2017 your best year yet with these New Year’s resolution tips.

Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to start the New Year with a clear head and a list of achievable resolutions. Sticking to resolutions all year long is entirely doable, but it does require some patience and determination. By setting smart goals this year, you can enhance your happiness and better your quality of life.

For smart and simple New Year’s resolutions ideas, read on!

Start meditating.

There are scientific studies that show the many benefits of meditating. It helps to lift your mood, reduces stress, lessens anxiety, and even increases your brain’s gray matter (which is involved in muscle control, sensory perception, decision making, and self-control). Whether it’s for 15 minutes a day or four times a week, aim to meditate more so you can stress less.

Eat better.

Losing weight is often on adult’s New Year’s resolution list. Eating better and losing weight go hand in hand. There are so many health benefits of adopting a plant-based diet, as well as environmental and ethical improvements. Looking and feeling better this year starts with what you put on your plate. Aim to cut out the junk food, fill up on veggies and fruit, and start buying organic produce.

Reduce stress.

Stress is a large culprit to early deaths and health problems. It may be unavoidable in our hectic modern lifestyles, but it can be effectively managed with the help of useful, unconventional, and easy to practice tricks for stress management.

Get better sleep.

With the glowing lights of computers, tablets, smartphones, and TV’s, it can be hard to get enough sleep at night. Adopt a routine of winding down before bed through reading, taking a bath, or meditating. Adults should be getting at least 8 hours of sleep every night, and if that’s not you, it’s wise to add this resolution to your list.

Get your child involved.

Whether your child needs a little help with academic, social, or activity skills, there are plenty of ways to encourage your kid to become more confident. Get your children involved with the Boys and Girls Club that offers ideal camps to them, contact Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley. We have many programs that encourage outdoor activities, personal development, and fun!