7 Healthy Habits to Replace New Year's Resolutions in 2018


We stopped by Channel 7 Eyewitness News in Los Angeles on New Years Day to chat about replacing New Years Resolutions with healthy habits. When we take a close look at weight loss resolutions, we can see that they are coming from a place of self-loathing or insecurity. Some of you might be thinking, "Wait, what if I am unhealthy and just want to be healthier?" That is a great point and exactly why you should focus on healthy habits vs. unrealistic resolutions.  If we can find a place of balance within ourselves to know that no matter how many Christmas cookies we ate over the holidays, we are still worthy of love, it is that self-love that will allow us to make healthy choices as we begin 2018.  Take a look at the segment below if you missed it:

If you aren't sure how to kickstart your healthy habits for 2018, here are seven habits to consider as you work to embody a healthier and happier you. 

"Fat is not a feeling" Locate the root of your self-loathing. We make the mistake of thinking our physical body is the problem when in reality we have deep-rooted self-loathing and insecurities from past experiences that we have been ignoring. 

Surround yourself with positive people. When you are working towards creating a healthy environment for yourself to flourish, the people around you play an important role. A seed can't sprout if the soul is poisoned. 

Create healthy relationship boundaries. Recognizing when someone makes you feel uncomfortable, obligated, unappreciated, or insecure, allows you to draw a line in the sand that you will no longer allow others to cross. This helps to build self-confidence and self-respect and ultimately sets the tone for how others will treat you. 

Make room for joy. If you know how many calories you have eating for the past few days but can't remember the last time you experienced pure joy, your priorities are off. 

Live with gratitude. In the social media culture that programs people to feel less than and as though you never have enough of anything, gratitude is a powerful tool. It eases anxiety and fear and creates space for inner peace. 

Be honest with yourself. You can fake happiness, a perfect body, and exciting life on Instagram but you can't escape your reality. Being honest with yourself about your health in mind, body, and spirit is the most powerful thing any person can do. 

Make healthy the new skinny. It is time to choose your health and wellness over an unattainable beauty ideal. How would your thinking, your body, and your life change if you made choices to benefit your overall health and wellbeing vs. trying to be skinny?