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7 Simple resolutions you’ll actually keep this year

Posted by nexbaau on 21st Dec 2021

Nic Florido

With the year that was finally done and dusted, it’s time to get real about resolutions. If 2021 taught us anything, it’s that life is unpredictable and resolutions don’t always turn out the way you planned. But fear not, aspiring goal-crushers. 2022 is a brand spanking new year to achieve anything you want!

If you fancy spending less time glued to Netflix and more time making healthier habits in the new year, or even just taking more time for yourself, Nexba has got your back. Keep scrolling for 7 New Year’s Resolutions you’ll actually be able to keep this year.

1. Cut down on sugar without cutting out the fun

Cutting back on sugar might seem daunting, but it’s so much easier than you think. Whether you’re hoping to stop that 3pm slump or just feel a little lighter, there are a load of good things that happen to your body when you eat less sugarSwap your soft drinks for equally delicious kombucha or all natural, sugar-free soda, try making sugar-free desserts to replace your after-dinner treats, and ditch sugary sauces for homemade ones instead. Turns out you can have your cake and eat it too! 

2. Trust your gut

Is your gut paying for all that Chrissy overindulgence? It’s time to get your tummy health back on track. If you’ve been experiencing bloating, constipation, low energy levels or unhappy skin, it’s probably your gut telling you to give it a little more love. Luckily, this one is super simple. Eat a wide range of fruits and veggies and up the ante on your probiotic intake. A kombucha a day keeps the bloat away!   

3. Get more adventurous in the kitchen

Look, we get it. Sometimes youeveryday fail-safe recipes just don’t thrill you like they used to, leaving you to resort to take-outBut thanks to Covid, we’re spending more and more time at home, making this the perfect time to test out some new recipes. Homecooked meals are generally lighter, cheaper and healthier, and cooking is a great way to spend more time with the family. Aim to try out a new recipe every week aneventually you’ll find some great new go-to’s to add to the repertoire. ‘Booch battered fish tacos, anyone?  

4. Eat the rainbow

This one is a triple threat of the good kindit’ll make your gut microbiome happy, curb sugar cravings and introduce some adventure into your day. Pick up one new fruit or veg you haven’t tried before on your weekly grocery shop and challenge yourself to see how many different plants you can include on your plate in a week. Your body will thank you for it! Diversity is the spice of life after all.

5. Swap the cocktails for mocktails

If you’ve woken up with yet another groggy hangover this January, vowing to never drink again, you’re not alone. More and more Aussies are opting to drink less, and with plenty of booze-free drinks on the market, it’s easier than ever to reduce your alcohol intake. Try your hand at making some delish mocktails for a fun alternative to hangover-inducing beerwine and spirits. And don’t forget the mixer! Most mixers are pumped full of sugar and artificials which can be just as damaging (if not worse!) for your body than the alcohol. Look out for Naturally Sugar Free mixer options instead.  

6. Go zen

While a little stress is sometimes unavoidable, it shouldn’t dictate your life and more importantly, your health. Studies have shown that stress plays a huge factor in your overall health and can even trigger and aggravate diseases. Thankfully, a little exercise, sleep and healthy eating can keep stress at bay. Try incorporating a morning walk into your day to boost your mood and give you a better night’s sleep. It’s easy to do (and free!). Feeling particularly stressed? Find out why this meditation teacher suggests listening to your gut.

7. Get more energy

Understandably, 2021 really sapped our energy and left a lot of us feeling pretty ‘blah’Thankfully, there are plenty of cheap and easy ways to boost your energy – naturally. Regular exercise, lots of water and reduced stress are all great ways to get that spring back in your step. 

Most importantly, remember to celebrate your wins, learn from your losses and be kind to yourself. If 2021 has taught us anything, it’s that your health is something you should never take for granted. So give us your worst, 2022! We’ve totally got this.