It is nice to take time right before the New Year to ground yourself, set your intentions and do so from your heart.

The below healthy habits can be easily incorporated by anyone, and they’re not hard to do. Just remember to pick the habits that make you feel really good when you simply start to think of them. Literally pick 1-3 from this list and write down a little plan of exactly how to do it.

Starting is always the hardest part, but once you do, you’ll feel like you’re already 90% there!

Healthy Habit #1: Drink Water

Drinking water can help lose and maintain ultimate weight. Often times when we feel hungry, we are actually thirsty, so drinking water can prevent overeating. Drinking water is probably the most simple healthy habit you can pick up for next year, yet so many people neglect it. Our body is composed of about 60% water, and loads of functions depend on water, including digestion, absorption, and transportation of nutrients.


Healthy Habit #2: Eat More Whole Plants 

Eating a plant-based diet is the #1 (and ONLY) way ever scientifically demonstrated to reverse our number one killer: heart disease. In addition, eating plants helps you maintain energy levels, mental clarity, and a zest for life!

Healthy Habit #3: Spend Time in Nature

Bathing in nature’s goodness lowers stress levels, which leads to weight loss and overall amazing health! Encourage yourself to experience the positive mood you can get to, only in nature.

Healthy Habit #4: Start Your Day with High Vibrations 

This can include journaling, dancing, meditating, or calling a good friend that always makes you smile. Do whatever you need to do to raise your vibes. How you start the day will dictate how your day goes!

Healthy Habit #5: Perform Every Activity in Your Life with Complete Easy and Joy, Including Eating

Drop the victim mentality, and you’ll see that you’re actually incredibly powerful, and you have the power to change your life! Do everything because you choose to. Even when you do some things out of necessity, such as picking your kids up from school in traffic, find joy there too, and realize that no one forces you to do anything. You choose it.

Healthy Habit #6: Turn Off Electronics Before Bed and Stay Off When You Wake Up

Recent research is finding that the more time we spend on social media, the more depressed we are. However, before you go to bed and right after you wake up is primary time to clear your mind and set your goals for your dream life. Don’t waste it on staring at abs that you wish you had.

Healthy Habit #7: Do 1 Thing Every Day JUST FOR YOU

We get so lost in everything. Kids, partners, chores. We often forget that not taking care of ourselves leads to not taking care of all of those people we love. So, do something, even something small, for yourself daily. It’s so crucial!

Healthy Habit #8: Eat Turmeric, Flax Seeds, and Fermented Foods Daily

Turmeric is the best anti-inflammatory food out there, and is really amazing at preventing a whole list of diseases. Flax seeds contain lignans.  From “Lignans are an anticancer plant compound found in red wine, whole grains, cruciferous vegetables, sesame seeds and flaxseeds.  Flaxseeds may contain up to 800 times more lignans than any other foods. In addition, eating fermented foods is crucial because it helps you build up the good gut bacteria in your body, which is responsible for good digestion, immunity, and mood, among others.

Healthy Habit #9: Stop Cooking with Oil

Oil is a processed food that is pretty depleted of nutrition, and very harmful when heated. It lacks fiber, protein, and carbs, and is basically a whole bunch of empty calories.

Healthy Habit #10: Eat Seaweed a Few Times Per Week

So many vegans forget the importance of iodine in their diet, causing issues with their thyroid and symptoms like fatigue.



Written by: Shiela Deal Cruz