5 Things to Change in 2022 (instead of making resolutions)

I grew up making new year’s resolutions with my family.  But what I’ve learned over the years is that for the majority of people, resolutions don’t stick around for the long haul, especially if they are big, sweeping changes. I think that if you want to make a change or start something new, you don’t need to wait for a new year, a new month or even a new week, just start! That being said, if you are thinking of making changes, here are 5 things to change in 2022.

5 Things to Change in 2022

1. Practice Gratitude Each Day
Being grateful each day makes you feel happier, makes you more content with your life and it even makes you more productive. It can be as simple as sharing 3 things you are grateful for at the dinner table with your family. Or it can be a 5 minute gratitude journal you write in each morning or before bed. I like this journal from Chapters, or this one inexpensive one from Amazon.

things to change - start a gratitude journal
2. Diversify Your Feed

This is the year to diversify your social media feed. If the people you follow all look the same, look for more people to follow that look like you; more people of color, people of different shapes and sizes. This will help you see and remember how diverse the world is, that people come in lots of shapes and sizes and that all bodies are good bodies!

3. Drink more water
If there is one healthy habit to incorporate into your life, it’s to drink more water. Water has so many benefits including keeping your body hydrated and helping with digestion. Sometimes it can be hard to to increase your water intake, so take a look at this article:
5 tips to help you drink more water.

5 Ways to Drink More Water

4. Sleep Routine
Start a nighttime routine for yourself. Getting enough sleep is important for your overall health. It can be hard, especially as a parent who maybe have young kids that wake up during the night; or if after your kids go to sleep you finally get some downtime/me time.  But it really is important! Check out these 5 Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep.

5 Tips for a Better Sleep

5. Move Your Body More
Move your body more. Whether it’s a walk, a fitness class, a strength workout, yoga in your living room or a dance video, make a habit of moving your body each day. Even if it’s just for 5-10 minutes. A little movement each day, can make a big difference. If this is really challenging for you, here are 10 Tips to Help You Stay Motivated.

These are small things to change or small habits you can incorporate in your life, but they can have a big pay off in the long run! Which one are you going to start with?

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