Happy New Year from Vera! At the beginning of the year, we often set resolutions to help us ring in the new year with a renewed commitment to accomplishing our aspirations and goals. Sometimes these goals can become burdens, or feel constructed to make us feel badly about ourselves rather than successful. This year, we suggest resolving to take better care of yourself and make this year about feeling your best, inside and out.
Be your best you
Make your primary resolution this year to be your best you. What does that mean? It means taking time to focus on your well-being. It means prioritizing the health of your mind and your body because when you feel your best, you can do more for yourself and others. Need some help to get started? Here are a few ways to make yourself a top priority.
Self-care is the practice of taking just a few minutes out of each day to do something for yourself. It can be as simple as reading a chapter of your favorite book, enjoying a cup of tea, or taking a hot bath. It doesn’t matter what the activity is, as long as it leaves you feeling refreshed, decreases stress and anxiety, and helps you move toward your goal of being your best you.
One way to help practice self-care is by engaging in mindfulness. Mindfulness happens when you choose to be present in the moment. The goal is to be fully aware of your experiences (good or bad) in the present moment without judgement.
Kickstart your journey to being your best you by making some alternative resolutions that are focused on prioritizing yourself. Here are just a few options and we encourage you to think of many more:
- Make a list of things you’re grateful for
- Incorporate self-care and mindfulness into your daily routine
- Talk to your Vera Whole Health coach about your goals for better health
Vera supports your 2021 health goals
Here are a few great ways you can get the support you need to tackle 2021 and make it your healthiest year yet. Get started with being your best you by taking advantage of these Vera services.
Establish care at Vera
Establishing care means committing to a provider to be your primary source for all medical care. When a provider is familiar with your medical history, barriers, and goals for better health, it increases their ability to provide you with care that's personalized specifically for you. It also helps foster a meaningful connection with your provider, so you feel like you have a trusted resource for all your medical needs.
Annual Whole Health Evaluation
Get a biometric screening health assessment, health coaching session, and wellness exam to start your new year on the path to better health. Some employers offer an incentive for this visit, which you can use to invest in some self-care, like a massage or date night!
Whether you need help coming up with some self-care resolutions or want to chat about ways you can set SMART goals, your Vera health coach is ready and waiting to help you get started.