Are You Counting Down to a New You in 2019?

New Year, New You?

Where has the year gone? Now is a time of festivity and family; rest and relaxation. But it’s also the perfect time to take stock on the year that’s gone – to reflect on successes and failures, the good and the ‘could to better’.

No matter how 2018 panned out for you, 2019 can be better. 

Perhaps you have plans to travel in 2019? Or is your ambition to land your dream job? Maybe you’d like to start a family? 

Ultimately, achieving any of your future plans hinges on your own personal wellbeing. 

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New Year, New You?

Be SMART with Your New Years Resolutions

Have you been neglecting your personal wellbeing this year? Could your life be improved by making your physical and mental health higher on your list of priorities? In fact, the reality is that there is NOTHING more important than your own wellbeing; without this, we can’t help others. We can’t be the person that we need to be for our families and friends. We can’t function properly. We miss out on the richness of life.

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Now – right now – is the perfect time to commit to change. But it is so important to fully and carefully consider your resolution first.

It’s easy to get carried away and caught up in the excitement of making changes to our lives. We may therefore attempt to commit to radical and drastic diets or health regimes. But in reality, this can lead to disappointment and disillusionment. Just think how many new gym memberships are abandoned by the end of January. Instead, small, incremental changes can set you on the right road to long-term benefits.

Kickstart your Health and Wellbeing Journey in 2019

Our SMART guide to a happy and healthy new year…

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SMART Goals

Are your lifestyle changes…?

Specific: A massive lifestyle overhaul is rarely a good idea, and can often do more harm than good – to both your physical and mental health. In fact, rapid, radical change can be dangerous. Instead, focus on changing a few specific aspects of your life gradually. Seek professional advice if you are unsure as to where your focus should be, or how you should go about it.

Measurable: Monitor and record your progress regularly. Depending on your goal, this should usually be done on a daily or weekly basis. Many smartphone apps are available for this purpose. Keeping an eye on your progress will act to motivate you, but don’t get discouraged if you’re not making gains as quickly as you’d like; you may simply need to adjust your short-term targets. Get friends or family members to hold you to account!

Attainable: Do your research before setting your goals. Are you setting yourself up for failure and disappointment? Ensure your goals are realistic and in line with your current situation.

Relevant: What impact will making the change(s) have on your life? How will it enhance your wellbeing? Perhaps you constantly feel tired and lethargic – it affects your relationships, your work – indeed your very existence. Making changes to your lifestyle to help you feel more energised would clearly improve your whole life – and in turn positively influence other aspects of your wellbeing too.

Time Based: Set yourself a long-term end goal, and divide that into appropriate milestones. Put it all in writing. From this, you may wish to make even smaller short-term goals to help keep you motivated. Keep the long-term goal in sight and in mind at all times, and use the short-term goals to leverage a successful outcome!

2019 – The Year YOUR Wellbeing Became a Priority?

2019 – The Year YOUR Wellbeing Became a Priority?

There you have it – our SMART guide towards wellbeing in 2019. 

Don’t put off making your commitments or pin hopes in the future; make a conscious decision NOW to work towards a happier and healthier life in the new year.

So, will you look back on 2019 as the year that you made your physical and mental health a top priority?

What will your new years resolutions be? What are your tips for sticking to them?

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Wishing you all a Very Happy and Healthy 2019!

Have a Very Healthy Christmas

6 Ways to Have a Healthy Christmas

As the days shorten and those extra layers are brought out from their summer slumber, it’s inevitable that our thoughts turn towards that season of goodwill – the ‘most wonderful’ time of the year that we call Christmas.

Christmas is a nostalgic time for many people – it conjures up feelings of warmth and happiness – of ‘comfort and joy’, images of roaring fires and smiling faces. But are these feelings always a true reflection of Christmas or do they represent a rose-tinted view of the reality? Are we looking after ourselves – and each other – around what should be a special and enjoyable time of year?

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The Pressure of Christmas

For so many people, the lead up Christmas is pressurised, with planning to do, shopping to buy and a jam-packed calendar to contend with. On top of this, Christmas can leave us with financial worries too! 

Ironically, the pressure of delivering the ‘perfect’ Christmas can negatively impact our health and wellbeing; surely this defeats the whole point of the festive period!

Staying Healthy this Christmas

Ultimately, at any time of year it’s important to put our health and wellbeing first. Here are 5 ways to enjoy the Christmas period whilst staying fit and healthy too!

1)  Stick to a Budget

It can be easy to run away with your finances at this time of year. This can lead to anxiety and financial discomfort in the months ahead. Avoid this by ensuring you have a budget to stick to.

2) Plan Ahead

However you choose to spend the festive season, you need to plan well in advance to minimise stress; this helps to spread the cost too. Avoid the frantic dash to the shops on Christmas Eve by doing a little Christmas shopping every week in the lead up to the big day. 

3) Minimalism is OK!

Why not ease the pressure on yourself by having a more minimalistic Christmas – after all, family is what the season is all about! Minimalistic decorations can bring that extra touch of class and chic to your interior, whilst traditional board games (rather than iPads) are surprisingly fun and draw the whole family together!

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4) Everything in Moderation

Christmas is the season of indulgence, but try to avoid over-indulging! Keep tabs on your diet, and drinking habits, and keep yourself hydrated. Keep active too – all that sitting around can lead you to quickly pile on the pounds.

5) Buy Meaningful Gifts

How many times have you received a gift that has ended up in the charity shop or attic? And how many times have you struggled to find the perfect gift for someone? Buying the right gift can be a stressful challenge. 

So why not give the gift of health this Christmas? Magnetix magnet wellness products offer a range of holistic health benefits, whilst offering wearable style and beauty too. And give your own health a boost by treating yourself too!

What’s Most Important to You?

It can be a real challenge to look after yourself properly at this busy time of year; sometimes you need to relax, take a step back and remember what’s most important to you. 

Thankfully it’s easy to give your entire body a natural boost with Magnetix health products. 

Find out more about the benefits of wellness magnets here.

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