If there is one thing we’ve taken away from 2020, is the importance of health, wellness and interaction with family and friends. New Year’s resolutions can be dated back over 4000 years ago, and many individuals set various types of goals to meet by the end of the year to enrich themselves in all kinds of ways. Take the time to create a holistic ‘360’ goals to ensure the three main areas of your life are enhanced.
Let 2021 be the year that you focus on your health and overall wellness. The benefits of looking after your wellbeing extend to many aspects of your life, including your mental health, physical health and social wellbeing. Cook a new recipe each week; find fresh ingredients and a recipe to challenge your cooking skills and embrace your inner chef to enhance your diet. Take a stroll for your physical wellbeing and explore the natural assets that surround you at OceanDune. Opt to get out at the end of a long day or go for a morning walk. Get in touch with another side of you, whether you’re spiritual or not, find some time to reflect on your days and weeks to get some clarity on life.
This year might just be the year to kickstart or better your career life. We spend more hours at work than we do with our spare time. Look back on the challenges you faced last year and look at how you can enhance these areas and your strengths. Take a few moments to think about what you want to achieve this year by setting a few goals for yourself – own that business idea, challenge your skills at the office or take that hobby to the next level.
There are many layers to your personal life, from activities you are passionate about to relationships with your friends and family that you can focus on over the course of 2021. What brings joy to your heart? Now go and do more of that! Explore the social side of life and join a club or community, such as a book club or get in touch with community service centres where you can get involved in making a difference to others.
Living at OceanDune helps you achieve these holistic goals by providing you with a close-knit community, access to facilities in a safe environment and is perfectly located to all that you need.
The month of January is the ideal time to start new habits and focus on your lifestyle. Your morning routine is the ideal start and can enhance your entire mindset for the rest of the day.
Did you know that the average time people wake up is at 6.23am? The team behind My Morning Routine, a book written by Benjamin Spall and Michael Xander, found from their survey on 343 individual’s morning routines that:
The advantages of a morning routine can be extended to anything from your day’s productivity levels, effect on your relationships with those around you, confidence levels, as well as physical and emotional benefits. We have put together a few steps to enhance your morning routine to help you own the day.
Avoid that snooze button
Take time for yourself in the morning before you get into your normal rituals. Ensure you have enough time by getting up earlier to do something that will set the mood for the day, like a quick trail walk or cup of coffee overlooking the ocean or a moment to meditate.
Breakfast is important
It’s true! Fuelling yourself appropriately will help you tackle your day, so whatever you do, whether it is an on-the-go breakfast or a quick sit down before you head out, fit this into your morning routine. Eating a healthy breakfast ensures a clear mindset and helps with your energy levels for the day ahead. There have been studies that suggest eating a breakfast helps with better memory and increased levels of concentration.
Personalise your routine
Make sure your routine works for you – don’t try follow someone else’s. You may prefer checking your email when you get to work, while others prefer doing so first thing in the morning. Do what works for you. Just ensure that your morning routine fits into your day efficiently and gives you a feeling of fulfilment to make your day a success!
At OceanDune, you can achieve the ideal morning with the perfect setting, and access to various facilities that can help you achieve your health, fitness and self-care habits for the year ahead.