Whatever your New Year’s resolutions might be, we know how difficult it is to keep them. Research shows that late January signals the trailing off of fitness club visits, healthy eating commitments, and vows to live with less stress.
Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions with These 5 Steps:
1. Do it for you.
The most important part of change is your will to do so. If you change for someone else, you will most likely find it harder to maintain your intention to change. Do what you want to do. Do it for you. You deserve it.
2. Be realistic: change one thing at a time.
Keep it simple and change one thing at a time. It is challenging enough to change one behavior, and taking on too much can disperse your focus and motivation. Stay focused on one change, and follow through. Through your success, you will find the energy and belief in yourself to do anything you set your mind to!
3. Cultivate an attitude of gratitude.
Write a list of everything you are grateful for. You might want to change something, but focus on the many things that you love, and appreciate. A focus on gratitude gives you strength and a love for yourself that makes it easier to change what you find undesirable. Don’t forget to be kind to yourself when you succeed, AND when you fail. “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.”
4. Make a plan
Create a plan of action to reach your goal. If you want to eat healthier food, you might create a healthier weekly meal plan. Shop when you are feeling full and content, and choose your groceries carefully. Research healthy, easy recipes online, and create action steps for your success. It may be helpful to consult a nutritionist, or enroll friends and family in your plan so they can support you along the way.
5. Recommit to your goal each day.
One of the biggest challenges for maintaining and reaching goals is to remember the goal. It sounds silly, but the human mind is forgetful, easily distracted, and loves to make excuses. Leave a note with your goal by your bedside, and read it twice daily, morning and evening. Ask yourself if you still want this goal, and recommit to it daily. This will keep your goal top of mind throughout your day, and throughout your state of rest.
Some people drink coffee or expresso to keep them focused and motivated. Did you now that the Japanese equivalent of an espresso shot is a Sencha Shot?
SEN means to brew, steep, or boil a mixture of medicine or a healing drink. CHA is the Japanese/Chinese word for tea. Since tea was originally used as a medicine, This product was called Sencha. Brewed from premium Japanese loose tea leaves, Sencha Shot uses an advanced, deeper brewing method that yields both a high content of natural catechin tea antioxidants and a more full-bodied green tea taste.
- Contains 152 mg of Catechin Tea Antioxidants per 6.4 fl oz can – 5 times more than the average ready-to-drink green tea based on the USDA Database for the Flavonoid Content of Selected Foods
- All Natural
- Unsweetened, No Calories
- Vitamin C # No Added Color or Flavors
- No Genetically Modified Ingredients
- Brewed from Premium Loose Tea Leaves
- Imported from Japan
They also sent me a can of Oolong Tea to review. Oolong, traditionally called Blue Tea, is a dynamic balance between green tea and black tea. Made from nothing but purified water, oolong tea, and vitamin C, it is an all-natural, unsweetened tea with no calories, no genetically modified ingredients, and no added flavors, or colors. It contains 171 mg of tea antioxidants per 6.4 fl oz can–five times more than the average ready-to-drink green tea. Moreover, it is a good source of the much needed vitamin C.
I have never had Oolong Tea before. I prefer my tea a little sweeter but it wasn’t bad. I really like that it is a good source of vitamin C, we would all use a little extra of it this flu season!
Would you like to purchase your own Shots?
In addition to Oolong and Sencha, they also offer Fiber Shot!
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One thing that I really like about Ito En (the makers of these shots) is that they recycle the used tea leaves from production and upcycle them to make park benches, uniforms, pens and more. They work with Whole Foods Non-profit Whole planet to alleviate poverty in the developing worlds, and much more. To find out more information visit Http://www.itoen.com/responsibility
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