Happy New Year, Happy New You
28 DEC 2022
As the new year approaches, it's the perfect time to turn resolutions into reality and take control of our personal growth and happiness.
If there's anything the past two years have taught us, it's the importance of self-care. And as we all adjust to a new definition of normal, now is the chance to turn those lessons into lasting habits.
From our home offices to the yoga studio, establishing healthy habits are the foundation to living a fulfilling and prosperous life.
Build a practice of self-awareness and self-care.
Spend more time exploring nature.
If you need inspiration, we've compiled a few New Year's resolution ideas that will enrich you -- mind, body, and spirit.
1 Practice mindfulness.
Take time each day to be in the moment and think about three things you're grateful for. This simple habit can help shift your focus to the positive aspects of your life and cultivate a sense of contentment. Get started with some Mindfulness Meditation sessions at COMO Shambhala to start building a practice.
2 Travel somewhere new.
Now that the world has opened up and we've been back to visit some of our favourite places on the map, set your sights on somewhere you've never been. Not only will that get you out of your comfort zone, discovering new vistas and cultures can help open your mind and renew your sense of wonder. Start planning your next holiday at COMO Hotels and Resorts.
3 Nurture your friendships.
Make an effort to connect with your friends on a regular basis. Get together at some of your favourite restaurants at COMO Dempsey or invite them over for a dinner party and take turns planning the menu and theme. It's a great way to stay in touch, share a meal and have some fun.
4 Cook something new every week.
We all want to eat healthier, but that doesn't mean eating the same thing over and over. Challenge yourself to try new ingredients or cuisines. Culina Market has seasonal produce from around the world to help get the creative juices flowing and keep meal times interesting all year.
5 Outsource time-consuming tasks.
If you feel like you spend way too many hours each week on household chores or errands, consider outsourcing some of these tasks to a professional service. Hire a laundry service, get someone in to clean a few days a week, or get your groceries delivered. Spend less time on chores and more time on yourself.
6 Spend time in nature.
Studies have shown that spending time in nature can reduce stress, improve mood, and increase happiness. Make it a goal to spend at least an hour each week outdoors, whether it's hiking, birdwatching, or simply enjoying a picnic in the park.
7 Add beauty to your life.
Surround yourself with beauty and make it a priority to bring more of it into your life. This could be through art, music, nature, or even small gestures like keeping fresh flowers in your home. Grandiflora at Culina has more than you need for inspiration.
8 Get moving.
This list wouldn't be complete if we didn't mention exercise. It doesn't have to be a chore – find something you enjoy and make it a regular part of your routine. Not only will you improve your physical health, that good old serotonin will also boost your mood and energy levels. Sign up for one of COMO Shambhala's class packages or download their app for more options.
Remember, the key to successful resolution-making is to choose goals that are meaningful and achievable for you. Choose resolutions that align with your values and interests, and don't be afraid to adjust your goals as needed
Here's to a better and brighter year ahead!