Straying from your New Year’s resolution? Relax, you’re only human.
Every year, December 31st marks a pressing of the “reset” button for hopeful folks around the world.
Even more so this time around, as we turn the calendar on the “teens” into a new decade.
Whether they’re spiritual, health, financial, or career-related in nature, this reset button comes in the form of resolutions for many folks. It’s a great way to say goodbye to bad habits we may have picked up during the previous year, and set our sights on self-improvement going forward.
But often, as is human nature, as quick as these resolutions were formed in our minds, they fade away. It happens to us all, and it’s nothing to be ashamed about.
“Life” has a way of getting the way of best laid plans. Bills, family responsibilities, etc. etc. can pile up quickly and make you lose sight of your new year aspirations.
So, perhaps it isn’t a matter of not having the drive or focus to achieve your resolution. Maybe it’s more a matter of not knowing the proper way to go about it, which probably traces back to an oversight in preparation.
Is improving wellness your goal for the new year? Massage can help.
We probably don’t know much about your career and certainly aren’t financial experts; but if better health & wellness was part of your resolution, we like to think we can help.
Check that – massage can help.
Every sound plan needs a strong foundation to come back to – a sort of overriding tenet that encompasses your vision and goals. For optimal wellness, we can’t think of many better foundations than massage.
The reason for this is twofold.
First, the more relaxed, less tight, and more at ease your body is, the better it will perform for THE REST of your activities. Try lifting weights or running a 5K with an achy back or muscle spasms…you probably won’t get very far.
The above also holds true in other areas. Regular massage has also been found to improve sleep quality (click link for more) in multiple studies. And when you get a good night’s sleep, your diet, metabolism, and other factors tend to fall right in line.
Second, the psychological benefits of massage can translate into a better overall outlook on wellness. The Mayo Clinic reports that a 60-minute massage can lower cortisol, the stress hormone, by up to 30 percent after just one session – leading to decreased anxiety and depression.
For you wellness hopefuls, this means not beating yourself up if you stray a little from diet, workouts, etc. And often times, this self-loathing triggers a “who cares” attitude that marks an end to your resolution.
It will also likely help you be not as reliant on those old habits – whether it’s eating junk food, not working out, or any other.
So if wellness is on your 2020 agenda, we highly recommend starting the journey with regular massage. You can rest easy that if you find yourself slipping at any time, you’ve got a great foundation to come back to.
Best of luck on your goals for the new year. Namaste!