Thanksgiving is a time for family, food, and gratitude, but it often leaves us feeling like we've veered off our wellness path. If you want to reset and refocus on your healthy habits, you're in the right place.
The quest for the 'perfect self' can often lead us into the "perfectionist trap." This mentality usually results in an all-or-nothing approach, making it challenging to maintain healthy habits. Thanksgiving might have been a day of indulgence, but that doesn't mean your entire wellness plan is off track.
Trying to overhaul all your habits at once can be overwhelming. Instead, pick one aspect of your wellness routine to focus on—whether it's getting back to your exercise routine or opting for healthier meals. Concentrate on that one thing until you feel you've reclaimed it, then gradually add more elements back into your routine.
Just like New Year's resolutions, the trick to resetting your habits is to build them up over time. If exercise is your initial focus, concentrate on it for a week or two until you feel back in the groove. Then, slowly reintroduce other healthy habits like meal planning or meditation.
While the New Year may feel like a natural time for fresh starts, the truth is that any day is a perfect day to make better choices—including the day after Thanksgiving. Don't wait for a "perfect" time to reset; make your next healthy choice right now and keep going.
The path to wellness is a journey, not a destination. Even if Thanksgiving led you astray, every day offers a new opportunity to make healthier choices. Happy resetting from all of us at Ovvia® Wellness, where it's always about Real Food, Real Science, and Real Simple solutions.
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