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New Year, New Habits

The new year is approaching and what better way to start the new year than with new good habits to achieve? That said, we’ve put together everything you need to know about how to eliminate any bad habits and build good habits for 2023. Whether you’re looking to get more active, go vegan or enter the supplement game, we’ve got everything you need. Let’s take a look on the many New Year, new habits you can get started with this 2023.  


How to Build Habits  


Once you build habits, you don’t need to worry about resisting the temptation to sit in front of the TV, order endless amounts of takeout or procrastinate on your phone. Motivation and discipline are already there, which is why building good habits is great way for you to accomplish things. However, the catch is, habits take time and dedication to get into your everyday routine. So, to help you get started, here are our top tips to building good habits.  


1. Set Specific Goals  


Have you ever noticed that at the start of every year the list of goals and new habits you set; you often give up on? That might because they’re not specific.  


You need to clearly define what goals you want to achieve and how often. For example, if you simply want to just read every day, define it to how long you want to read every day. That way you’ll be able to measure your new habit and see your progress.  


2. Create a Plan 


You might think that not all goals need a plan, but having a plan for even the smallest goal can help ensure you’re staying on track. It can be as simple as setting yourself a schedule of when you’re going to work towards your new habit, as well as where and how.  


Although it might seem tedious, a plan may reduce the chances of you forgetting to tick off the new habit you’ve set yourself and make you work towards forming a habit. 


3. Make it Fun  


More often than not, the reasons we give up on new goals are due to lack of engagement. We’ve all been there, which is why it’s important to keep your new goal fun. This way you’ll maintain willpower and stick to achieving them.  


However, if you’re searching for a way to make your new habit a little more fun, why not do it with a friend? This way you can be more accountable for what you’re trying to achieve, have a laugh with your friends while staying on track.  


What New Habits to Try This New Year  


1. Dedicate Time To Reading  


It can be so easy for life to get in the way when it comes to reading. That said, use the New Year to make reading a new habit of yours. It can be easy as picking a book up during your morning commute or 30 minutes before you go to bed – it’s that easy. And reading can have a huge influence in allowing yourself to de-stress and take your mind off any worries.  


2. Get Moving 


A typical healthy habit that many set themselves during the New Year is getting your body moving. This doesn’t necessarily mean going on sprints, 5K runs or even joining a gym, it can be as simple as making a more conscious effort in getting your 10000 steps in.  


3. Start Your Day With Meditation


Making meditation apart of your daily routine in the morning, can allow you to reset your mind and ensure you start the day on the right foot. So, if you have any anxieties building up, before your day has really begun, taking the time to quickly medicate may help clear your mind. If you’re looking for a guide on how to start meditation, check out our mindfulness guide here:  



4. Try Veganuary 


If you ever wanted to try going vegan, what better way than trying Veganuary. That way, you can try it out before making it a lifestyle. And if you end up enjoying it, you can make it a new healthy habit for the New Year. Don’t worry about missing out on your favourite recipes, all you need to do is switch out the products for vegan alternatives.  


Our Garden of Life Raw Organic Protein Powder will be your perfect companion during Veganuary. Available in a range of delicious flavours, these vegan protein powders make a great choice for upping your protein intake during Veganuary.  



If you’re looking for more Veganuary tips to kickstart your healthy habits, check our guide here:


Veganuary: 7 Essential Tips for Vegan Beginners

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Veganuary: 7 Essential Tips for Vegan Beginners

2021-01-04 09:00:38By Garden of Life

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