The end of 2021 is already in sight. An eventful year full of new events. Unfortunately, the end of the corona crisis is not yet in sight, but it is time to focus on new goals in 2022. The good intentions will be different for everyone, but in general it is often difficult to actually follow the intentions to live. How can this be? Healthy and fun often don't go well together, so here are a few tips and tricks on how you can start the year right.
First of all, it is of course obvious to many that sports is at the top of the list of good intentions. It's especially important to do something you enjoy, otherwise it's almost impossible to keep going. Therefore, do not immediately register at the first gym, but first consider which ways of exercise suit you. Also try out new sports. Are you a real team player? Maybe hockey or handball is something for you! The advantage of team sports is the sociability and the people you get to know. If you prefer to do something where you are only dependent on yourself, you can go running or cycling. Lovely in the great outdoors! Boot camps are also very good for your body. The combination of cardio, interval and strength training together create a real full-body workout.
Taking a course is also a nice addition to your new year. Learn the language of your favorite holiday country and plan your vacation in the coming year to test your new skills. Very nice to have your order taken in Italian when you are sitting in your favorite restaurant with your family. Besides languages, there are of course countless other courses. For example, try to broaden your knowledge with an entrepreneurship course or learn how to create catchy content with a photography course. The possibilities are endless and the results will be visible if you take it seriously.
Perhaps the most appropriate New Year's resolution in our opinion; suppress stress and make sure you feel good about yourself. Lately it has undoubtedly been extremely difficult for almost everyone around you. With all the measures and restrictions imposed on us, we can no longer do what we want. Of course this is in the interest of public health, but we cannot ignore the damage that is caused mentally. For example, 1 in 5 employees say they are facing a burnout, and 60% of home workers feel more lonely compared to 2020. People who do not work, children, young people and the elderly also feel lonely. To combat this loneliness and stress, it is important to help each other. A small gesture, such as a call or Whatsapp, can make all the difference. Taking good care of yourself by drinking little alcohol, eating a healthy diet, staying active and going to bed on time can also significantly reduce stress.
On behalf of the entire ECOPHANT team, we wish you a lot of success and fun in making your new intentions come true. Happy New Year, and we'll see you in 2022!