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This year, take a break from the lofty, unreasonable, and unachievable New Year’s Resolutions of years past. Start by focusing on one small intentional habit, and commit to practicing it all year long. Here are 20 mini health resolutions to consider in being kinder to yourself and your health.

  1. Make yourself a priority with daily and weekly self-care.
  2. Drink half of your body weight in ounces of water every day.
  3. Book all doctor visits for the year.
  4. Pack healthy lunches and eat out less.
  5. Listen to your body when it’s trying to tell you something.
  6. Start a journal and write daily.
  7. Rest more and improve your sleep habits.
  8. Get a personal trainer or workout buddy.
  9. Learn an easy meal-prep recipe to add to your repertoire.
  10. Schedule in outside time.
  11. Load up on fruits and vegetables.
  12. Develop a better morning, afternoon, or nightly routine.
  13. Declutter your living space.
  14. Ask for help when you need it.
  15. Stop comparing yourself to others.
  16. Plan a vacation and travel more.
  17. Write down everything you’re grateful for at the end of the day.
  18. Join an emotional support group.
  19. Let go of whatever is holding you back.
  20. Find a mantra that works for you for hard times, and then remember to use it.