Four New Year’s Resolutions that will make you feel great about yourself

With the beginning of each New Year comes a time of reflection and introspection.

Everyone is familiar with the common resolution to focus on losing weight at the start of the year, but there are also other ways that you can feel great about yourself.

Below is a list of four New Year’s resolutions that will help you get healthy in ways you may not have thought about.

1) Do one wonderful thing for someone else every single day to make them smile

When we compliment others, we end up feeling great about ourselves too. Gratitude for your friends, coworkers and family will start your year off right, but committing to do one nice thing for others each day could really change your outlook for the long-term. Start your year by committing to making someone else smile each day; whether it be complimenting a coworker, paying for the person behind you in line at Starbucks, or joining a charity as a volunteer, you’ll find that this renewed focus on others will make you happier in ways you couldn’t have imagined.

2) Finally get braces

Braces aren’t what they used to be, and they aren’t just about having a great smile either. Orthodontic care can often be preventative health measure, but the extra confidence boost your new smile will give you won’t hurt! Adults may be nervous about the thought of getting braces, but with so many treatment options, there is no reason to delay fixing your teeth. An orthodontic specialist can give you an idea of how long your treatment might take and what options you have.

3) Meditate for ten minutes a day

While it may seem like meditation is getting trendier, it’s been around for centuries. Spending just a few minutes each day in a calm state can change your viewpoint and help you stay healthier and resilient. If you tend to grind your teeth, meditating can help reduce stress that may be the cause behind it. There are now several meditation apps that you can download on your phone to help you learn how to meditate and use your time wisely to reconnect with yourself.

4) Invest in your health

Instead of focusing on how much money a gym membership, orthodontic treatment, or vitamins may cost, focus on the investment you’re making in your health. It may seem like a lot of money upfront, but it’s an investment you’re making in your confidence.