Healthy habits for the New Year

Happy New Year! With the holiday season coming to an end, now is the time to review our old habits and set new goals. You don’t have to hold yourself accountable to unrealistic resolutions in 2018; here are some healthy habits you can adopt for a successful year:

Exercise your mind

Who says your New Year wellness goals have to be physical? Exercising your mind can be just as important to your overall health and happiness. So, make 2018 the year you finally tackle that list of “must read” books.

Or maybe there’s a skill you’ve always wanted to learn and never pursued? This year, challenge yourself to broaden your knowledge. Whether you enroll in an evening class, sign up for an online course or simply listen to an audio book – you’re taking positive steps towards your overall well-being.

Invest in yourself

This year, try to schedule out more time to decompress. It’s easy to get caught up in a busy and chaotic lifestyle, where stress can start to feel normal. Find time in your day to relax and focus on re-energizing your mind. Create a soothing playlist, go for a long walk or find a quiet space to meditate.

Even if you can only spare 5-10 minutes in the morning, this small investment in yourself can lead to a positive mindset and set the tone for a productive day.

Set small goals

Whether its exercise, healthy eating or your financial fitness, setting up smaller goals for yourself will help lead to success. If you’re finding it difficult to maintain your New Year resolutions, don’t feel discouraged. Simply restructure your larger resolutions into smaller, more attainable goals.

For example, you might be challenged with an ambitious fitness goal. The best way to accomplish it is by breaking it up into smaller fitness objectives over the course of time. Similarly to your financial goals, setting up smaller savings goals will lead to a steady increase of your emergency nest egg. Whatever your goals may be, you can achieve it with time and dedication.

For more information on how to build emergency savings and additional resources on how to achieve financial success, visit our Financial Education Hub. You’ll have access to more than 20 fun and educational modules on a variety of financial topics to help you live better in 2018!

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