Tag: new year’s resolutions

Do you set intentions for yourself?

I’ve been thinking a lot about resolutions and intentions this week.   January rolls around and a lot of us put pressure on ourselves to build a list of resolutions that are mostly about things we should improve about ourselves. Problems we should resolve about […]

Let’s drop the food guilt resolutions.

So it’s that time of the year again. Resolution time. Do you make resolutions? As a nutritional therapist, I often hear people making resolutions to ‘do better’ with food, to eat healthier, to ‘be good’. These resolutions often come with a huge side of guilt. […]

Stories I loved this week.

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It’s 2016! How are you feeling about the new year so far? I’m going into it feeling refreshed, healthy and optimistic. I start a new contract on Tuesday, so it’s going to be interesting going back into the world of work after two months off. Weirdly, I drink more coffee when I’m not working, than when I am. Probably something to do with my work day routines. I love being in a routine, so I’m looking forward to that.

A few little things to do to make the new year better. (The Guardian)

Would you ‘Kon-Mari’ your kitchen? We’ve been doing a bit of a kitchen reorganisation this week and because the clutter was so frustrating, we went the whole nine yards and ‘Kon-Mari’d the whole thing. (Verily)

A sensible guide to exercise, when you hate exercising. (Thrillist)

It turns out that Tuesday at 6:30PM is the busiest time in at the gym in January, so if fitness is one of your New Year’s intentions, then mornings are probably a better time to go! (Brit + Co)

Some really nice lifestyle tweaks for better nutrition. (Self)

A really nice Q&A with Gretchen Rubin on habits. There really is no one-sized fits all solution for this. (goop)

2015 was the year that I became strong enough to graduate from knee push-ups to full push-ups and 2016 is going to be the year I can do a pull-up. Even one would be brilliant. (Greatist)

Photo by Greg Rakozy

Intentions not resolutions: how to create good habits in 2016

It’s almost 2016 (eep!) and it’s that time of the year when the best of 2015 and 2016 to do lists come rolling out. Do you make resolutions at the beginning of the year? I don’t. Controversial, I know. I prefer to set intentions. Ahem, […]