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Your Wellness Checklist For the New Year

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With the new year comes a sense of renewal and inspiration that can be the catalyst toward propelling your life to new heights. For those who have set goals for themselves to make 2020 their best year yet, ridding your life of the many anxieties and pressures can clear the way so you can focus on achieving them. We hope you can use this self-care checklist to assist you in getting your life in order so you can live a happy, healthy and prosperous life. 

Health 

Schedule a visit to your doctor 

Now is a good time to pay a visit to your primary care physician so they can perform a routine health exam to ensure you are in optimal health. These preventative screenings can be a crucial step in ensuring you live a long and healthy life. 

Schedule a dentist appointment 

Yes, we know a trip to the dentist isn’t everyone’s favorite, but staying up on your oral health is extremely important. Optimally, you should be visiting the dentist two times a year to get cleanings and any minor restorative work. 

Eating Habits 

Drink more water 

One of the easiest things you can do to improve your eating habits is to drink more water. Staying hydrated will help you maintain your energy throughout the day, and makes for a much better beverage option than sugary drinks. Carrying a water bottle with you throughout your day is an effective way to make sure you’re never far from proper hydration.

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Eat more fruits and vegetables 

Let’s face it, the majority of us don’t eat as many fruits and vegetables as we should. Prioritizing a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, while limiting your intake of salt, simple carbohydrates, and saturated fats can have an immediate impact on your health. 

Fitness

Get excited about exercise

One of the biggest drawbacks people have with exercise is they grow tired of doing the same thing every time. Regularly working out is an important aspect of maintaining our health, so try to switch it up in the gym. Try HIIT classes, yoga, weight training, or any other form of exercise that catches your eye. 

Self-care 

Keep your living space clean 

Having clutter throughout your space can have a negative impact on your mental health, and can lead to diminished productivity. Try starting small by keeping your room neat and tidy, and work your way up through the rest of your home. 

Open a book 

Regularly reading allows you to open up your mind to new experiences, improves focus, and expands your vocabulary and writing skills. 

Try gratitude journaling 

This form of journaling has you jot down positive events that have happened in your life, and how they have impacted your overall happiness. It can have a profound effect in lowering stress and anxiety.

Personal Finance 

Create a budget 

Maintaining a budget can quickly get your financial life in order, leaving you feeling less anxious about money. Financial anxiety affects millions, but having a well-kept budget can help you get ahold of your stress, leaving you focused on your financial goals.

Set a savings goal

There’s no better time to start saving than now, and setting a realistic goal can kickstart good money habits right from the get-go. It doesn’t matter how big or small your goal is, as long as you’re actively working towards putting money aside. 

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