5 new year resolutions you must adopt to have a great 2021

January 11, 2021

This New Year Specialist Hospital is encouraging people to make resolutions that focus on their health and lifestyle.

Practice Good Hygiene

2020 has been a tough year for all of us. However, if there is one good thing that this year has taught us, that has to be the benefits of practising good personal hygiene. Good personal hygiene is one of the most effective ways to protect others and ourselves from many illnesses. Washing your hands regularly is the easiest way to stop infections from spreading. Practicing good hygiene can save you from a range of diseases including diarrhoea, especially gastroenteritis, respiratory infections, including colds and flu and worm-related conditions, such as threadworms.

Quit Smoking
Quitting smoking can be one of the most difficult things. Most of the smokers say they would like to quit, but their resolution does not even make it past the second week of January. This is because the body has become dependent on nicotine and the urge to smoke can be compelling enough for the smokers to finally give up. However, you should not feel bad or ashamed if your first or second or even multiple attempts have failed. It often takes a while to quit smoking, just stay focused and believe in yourself. There are many who have been successfully able to quit this habit by following a proper plan and seeking help from experts. Smokers looking for support to quit can also reach out to The Specialist Hospital.

Prioritizing health and fitness
This year commit yourself to fitness and set yourself up for some active lifestyle. Start with building new habits around exercise and healthy eating. Regular exercise and eating right can help in making big lifestyle changes that are more sustainable and healthy in the long run. For those who feel exercise is not their cup of tea, there are multiple ways to remain active. Exercise doesn’t need to be intense to be good for you and activities like walking, gardening or even housework can improve fitness. It is important to set goals that suit you and are unique for yourself. Something that works for someone may not work for you. Set realistic, achievable goals and work towards them. The mistake that most of us make is to expect instant results. Remember changes won’t happen overnight, being persistent and patient is the key!

Reduce your waste
It’s high time that we remind ourselves about our responsibility towards the environment and take some steps that can help in creating a sustainable future for us and generations to come. One of the easiest ways we all can help to protect our environment is by reducing waste, reusing and buying recycled. Changing our habits and developing a few new practices like taking reusable bags when you go shopping, using bamboo instead of plastic and encouraging the use of paper packaging wherever possible are some of the simple ways with which we all contribute towards the wellbeing of Mother Nature.

Spend more time with your loved ones
Last but not the least, try to spend some quality time with the ones you love. The lockdown provided a unique opportunity for many to spend more time with their loved ones and evaluate priorities. The positive upside of lockdown made us all rediscover the simple pleasures of life. From playing board games and solving puzzles, cooking and eating together to learning new skills and finding fun ways to pass time, the lockdown brought many families together. Now as we slowly move towards a COVID safe world, it is important to take this lesson ahead with us and not get lost in the usual hustle and bustle of normal life. Keep the same spirit and keep looking for ways and opportunities that could bring you closer to your loved ones.
Happy New Year

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