How to Start the New Year Right

With 2014 ending and a new year already here, many are thinking about what can make 215 a great year. The key to a successful 2015 is starting the year off right. One of the most important components to feeling great is getting a full 8 hours of sleep. Eating a good, healthy breakfast is necessary because breakfast gets the body’s metabolism going again after a long night of rest, so you feel fuller longer. Adding a variety of different foods to your diet can make you feel better. Strive to get 5-7 servings of fruits and vegetables a day and minimize the intake of carbohydrates. Also, drink lots of water to stay hydrated and cleansed.

Other than feeling good physically, maintaining good emotional health is just as important. Maintain good relationships with your family and friends. Volunteering is also a great way to feel good. As a volunteer, you gain valuable experience, meet new people, and learn new things. Lastly, make time for yourself. Take at least 10 minutes out of your day to just close your eyes and breathe. Claire Bisson (‘18) notes that, “I want 2015 to be a great year, so I will start it off by being healthy which not only means eating healthy but also exercising and thinking positively.” Maintaining both your physical and emotional health can contribute to a good start to the new year.