How to be mindful in the New Year with Y7
January 22, 2020
January is the unofficial month of renewal and taking time to assess how to better yourself in the new year. A trending topic that saw a lot of traction for New Yorker’s in 2019 was mindfulness. Y7 in Meatpacking is the place to get grounded and take time for yourself. Sarah Randall, a Y7 instructor and Vibe Higher Coach gave us 5 tips on how to stay more mindful in 2020.
Sarah Randall, Y7 Instructor and Vibe Higher Coach
About Vibe Higher: https://www.y7-studio.com/vibe-higher
#1 Get some sleep.
Make sleep your #1 priority this year! Shoot to get at least 7 hours of sleep so your body has ample time to recover, so you can wake up the next day feeling refreshed and ready to go. Lack of sleep increases hunger, irritability and makes you feel sluggish so let 2020 be the Year of Sleep!
Often times we do things without even realizing them – grabbing a handful of a snack as you pass by it in the office, eat your food really fast, spiral into negative thoughts after an unintentional comment or situation. Actively choose to react and do something instead of moving auto-pilot throughout your day.
#3 Move your body.
It’s as simple as that! It doesn’t need to be a whole hour-long class to count as moving. You can get outside for a 15 minute walk in the afternoon, do a few sun salutations when you wake up in the morning or go for a 30 minute jog. Grab a friend and get moving!
#4 Listen to your body.
Pay attention to your hunger and fullness levels. Think about how often you listen (or ignore) what your body is telling you! It knows you better than you think, so work to feed it nutritious food when you’re hungry and stop when you’re feeling full. It’s easier said than done, but with practice it becomes more natural.
#5 Keep a gratitude journal.
Keeping a journal listing out things you are grateful for has been proven to improve your overall quality of life. Take 2 minutes out of your day to write down three things you’re grateful for. It’s not what you’re grateful for that’s important, but the mindset of appreciating the life you’re building.