Happiness tips: 8 lifestyle habits to incorporate in New Year 2022

January 2022 is the perfect time to evaluate your wellness routine and reinvigorate your life. Forget the champagne and socialising,

Updated on Jan 12, 2022 06:14 PM IST 9 Photos

Two weeks into the New Year 2022 and our resolutions have already gone for a toss. This is because developing simple lifestyle habits can be much easier and more effective than traditional resolutions. January 2022 is more than just the start of a new year - it's the perfect time to evaluate your wellness routine and reinvigorate your life. Health Coach Simrun Chopra reveals to Zarafshan Shiraz that instead of opting for sweeping life changes like quitting social media or losing weight, focus on the small things whether it is taking time to regularly engage in activities you love, eating more vegetables or limiting phone usage. “That way, you’ll work towards your larger goals without feeling overwhelmed and learn something new about yourself during a less-stressful process. It's truly a win-win situation,” she said and suggested 8 lifestyle habits to incorporate in New Year 2022.  (Photo by Lidya Nada on Unsplash)

1. Include vegetables in your daily diet - Including vegetables in your meals every day is extremely important. Veggies are packed with nutrients and antioxidants which help you stay healthy and prevent disease as well as help you lose weight due to their low-calorie content. 2 cups of vegetables are advised to be consumed every day but this can be difficult for some of you. Some of you find it hard to consume enough vegetables each day while others are uncertain how to prepare them in an appetising way.  (File Photo / Reuters)

2. Drink 2-3 litres of water every day - Even mild dehydration can affect you mentally and physically. It significantly affects your energy levels and brain function. Staying hydrated is the key to maintaining energy, reducing headaches and so much more. Make sure that you get enough water each day. It’s one of the best things you can do for your overall health. Try adding a glass of water on waking and set reminders through the day to ensure you finish your allotted quota.  (Shutterstock)


3. Get on a better sleep schedule - Let 2022 be the year that you finally take control over your sleep schedule. Getting proper sleep affects so many areas of your life, including your appetite, mood, hormones and general wellbeing. Plus, once you start prioritising sleep, there's less chance of you being irritable, stressed or inclined to snack.  (Photo by Mert Kahveci on Unsplash)

4. Engage in 30 minutes activity of your choice - It's no secret that moving more helps us to be fitter and healthier. Research shows that as little as 30 minutes of activity per day can offer multiple benefits for cardiovascular health, hormonal health and so much more. You may choose to dance, practice or go for a walk if you can’t get in a workout. After 30 days you should see improvements in your muscular strength, endurance and balance. Plus, notice a difference in how your clothes fit — winning!  (Photo by Meghan Holmes on Unsplash)