It’s that time of year again! We are getting ready to ring in 2022 and are thinking up our biggest dreams and health goals for the next year. Have you considered your New Year resolution ideas for the upcoming year?
This year, we’d like to highlight a few common, yet commendable New Year Resolutions as well as provide you the blueprint and Chinese medicine solutions to help you be successful in your goals.
Why Health Resolutions are So Important.
New Year Resolutions are not for everyone, but setting goals is a great way to hold yourself accountable and provide a system for success. This is particularly important for health goals. With our busy lives, it can be easy to slip into bad habits that might be comfortable in the moment, but worsen our health issues in the long run.
The new year provides us with a definitive time to make a change and the motivation to stick with it. With a few resolution rules, you’ll be well on your way to creating a plan for yourself that will work. The trick is to make your resolutions clear, actionable, and simple. Creating too vague a goal or a goal without the steps to make it possible will be too hard to stick with. You won’t know if you’ve made progress and it doesn’t lend itself to a true lifestyle change.
With our resolutions below, we’ve listed some common but vague goals, the more direct and actionable steps to get there, and our favorite products at Best Chinese Medicine that will make reaching your goal easier, faster, and more rewarding. Let’s check them out!
5 Health-Inspiring New Year Resolutions Ideas
Looking for some inspiration to get in shape, get healthy, or get happy this year? Start here, with our 5 health-inspiring New Year resolutions ideas for 2022.
New Year Resolutions Idea #1 - Stress Less
As a society, we stress too much! The evidence is clear in the high levels of anxiety, depression, insomnia, unresolved pain, and a variety of other stress-induced conditions. Stress may be unavoidable – it’s a normal part of having a busy, engaging life! But we can take back our control and learn to respond to stress, rather than react.
Reducing stress can take many forms. The first step is to identify your stressors and the way your body reacts to stress so you can measure the effectiveness of your stress-relief efforts a few weeks or months down the road.
There are as many stress-relief techniques and strategies as there are people. Here are some of our favorite action steps to help reduce stress. Choose the ones that work best for you and your lifestyle:
Xiao Yao Wan is one of the most famous Chinese Herbal Medicine formulas. It can be used for a wide variety of issues, but the root is always the same: stress and stagnation. Xiao Yao Wan helps your body cope with stress more calmly and effectively, thus preventing many of the symptoms of stress overload such as headaches, anxiety, anger, sleep issues, high blood pressure, breakouts, and menstrual issues. Take this formula during times of high stress or daily to manage generalized stress.
Another great way to keep stress at bay daily is by sipping on Bravo Tea’s Triple Stress Reliever Tea. This formulated tea uses Chinese herbs to calm the mind and relieve tension. Replace your afternoon coffee or sugar hit with a Triple Stress Reliever Tea and a brisk walk to re-energize and de-stress.
New Year Resolutions Idea #2 - Drop the Extra Weight
Weight management is always at the top of the New Year’s resolution list for many people. Our modern lives, convenience diets, and high stress levels makes staying trim difficult. Reaching a healthy weight, however, is crucial for long-term health and wellness, as well as a better quality of life.
Extra weight often makes other health conditions worse, increases pain, and leads to poor mental health. This is your year to finally get in shape and drop that excess weight for good with lifestyle change and healthy habits.
This will vary for each person, but as we mentioned before, it’s a good idea to create an actionable plan for your weight loss goal. Simply “lose weight” is too vague and doesn’t provide much motivation. Choose something tangible and create a few plans of action.For example: I plan to lose 10 pounds by April 1st by:
Bravo Tea’s Dieter’s Slimming Tea offers a blend of natural herbs and spices to help improve metabolism and enhance digestion. Replace any sugary drinks or snacks with a cup of tea to stay on top of your weight loss goals. You’ll be reducing your sugar load, refreshing your mind, and improving your entire digestive system all with one simple task. Make sure to incorporate mindfulness and exercise daily for the quickest and healthiest results.
New Year Resolutions Idea #3 - Get Regular
While bowel movement schedules might not be topping the lists this year, we think this is an extremely important resolution to have! The crux of all health lies in the gut, so making sure that your digestion is in tip top shape is the best way to enjoy all the benefits of fabulous health this year.
Better digestion through diet and herbal medicine. What is “better digestion?” Here are a few goals to get you going:
For those who need extra help getting their digestion in order, try Xiang Sha Yang Wei Tang This formula is helpful for boosting the digestive function while clearing out stagnant, toxic materials and energizing the digestive organs. For daily support, add in Real Mushrooms Chaga powder or capsules. Chaga is an amazing mushroom that assist digestion and promotes better assimilation of nutrients.
New Years Resolution Idea #4 - Be More Energized, More Active
Many of us would like to be more active and have more energy. This is apparent in the rise of gym memberships and energy supplements in January and February. Sadly, many people give up on their newly active lifestyles shortly after the first few months of the year. Work, family, or fatigue often get in the way of keeping our habits. The way to adopt a truly active lifestyle is to make real changes and stick to them. This is all made easier when you are supported by your diet and herbal supplements.
Maintain an active lifestyle and feel more energized. How? Try these:
Bu Zhong Yi Qi Wan , or Central Chi Pills, help to support the energy centers of your body, beat fatigue, and improve your mental clarity. This formula is best for those who feel weighed down by their fatigue, general low energy, or brain fog. Pair with either Cordyceps-M (for physical endurance and energy) or Lion’s Mane (for cognitive support and energy) mushroom capsules or powder. Those who are looking to take on a physically active new year will find tons of potential in the Cordyceps-M supplement, as it helps to boost energy and performance. Lion’s Mane is fantastic for increasing brain power and mental clarity, as well as general energy.
New Year Resolutions Idea #5 - Sleep Better
Are you one the millions of Americans who suffer from poor sleep and insomnia? If so, you might resolve to finally get your sleep on track this year. This is an honorable resolution as the quality of your health, mood, and life in general can be traced back to the quality of your sleep. Quality sleep is crucial for every system of the body, and lack of sleep can result in poor immune function, increased pain, moodiness, depression, brain fog, and poor performance. Take back your health this year with a few simple habits to get your sleep on track.
Improve overall health by improving sleep quality. Take the following action steps to revolutionize your sleep quality in 2022.
An Shui Wan is an excellent choice for the dream-disturbed, anxious, restless sleeper who tosses and turns with thoughts on their mind all night. For those who don’t experience anxiousness but still have trouble falling asleep, consider the calming An Mien Pian. This formula can be taken a couple hours before bed to gently lull the mind into a sleepy state. Reishi 415 is a mushroom supplement that can be used for general wellness and longevity but can be a great way to combat insomnia. Reishi has a calming and nurturing effect on the heart and mind, allowing us a peaceful sleep.
Start Your New Year Off Right with Chinese Medicine
There’s never a wrong time to start a new habit or take control of your health. With the New Year approaching, however, this is a special time to start a new year fresh! No matter your health goals, there are simple, easy-to-follow steps you can take to help get you there. No goal is too big for you! All it takes is a little preparation, dedication, and help from your trusty Chinese herbs. Best of luck and Happy New Year!