The onset of the new year is a customary time of reflection as it brings a fresh breath of invigoration to our thoughts when considering what we want out of our lives in the coming months.
As we head into 2016, many of us have likely been thinking about the things we’d like to do (and stop doing) when it comes to different facets of our lifestyles. It’s an excellent time to refocus and consciously shape personal health and happiness by setting new goals for ourselves - something we don’t always prioritize during the chaos of year.
From personal wellness goals to family milestones and work achievements, at Hyperbiotics we avidly believe that establishing and visualizing your goals can help you achieve your dreams both big and small.
This year, we asked members of our team about their ambitions for the new year, and we found that openly sharing our resolutions was inspirational for us all. It even helped build on some of our own milestones we’d like to hit in 2016.
Our team wants to meditate, travel, cook and live more sustainably...what goals would you add to our list?
“I had no idea that the animal agriculture industry is the leading cause of global greenhouse emissions - 51% vs. 13% due to transport. I recently learned that a person who follows a vegan diet produces 50% less carbon dioxide, and uses 1/11th oil, 1/13th water and 1/18th land compared to a meat eater. Armed with this knowledge, I plan to eat much more sustainably in 2016! I have the feeling my gut bugs will thank me too.”
Jamie | Co-founder
“This year, I will take the steps I need to take to get back into my favorite kind of meditation...distance running. I am happier and more relaxed when I run on a regular basis - plus I know it’s so great for my body. The last few months I haven't been able to get out there regularly, and I plan to change that and get back to that inner space.”
Krystal | Customer Service
“I love to cook, but busy family schedules have us in a bit of a rut. I've been looking at lots of healthy new ideas lately with more prebiotics and probiotics, and can't wait to add them into our kitchen repertoire. Thankfully, my two teens are adventurous diners!”
April | Operations
“It seems so simple, but I often get to the end of the day and realize I didn't keep myself hydrated. I feel better and look healthier when I make a conscious effort to drink plenty of water each day. The best things in life are definitely free.”
Dana | Practitioners and Programs
“As a new mother, this encompasses respecting my body for all the work it's done in nurturing new life. It includes not being so hard on myself when it comes to "getting back" my body or returning to pre-baby running shape at an unrealistic pace. I’m really going to focus on health and well-being as an overall state of mind rather than jean size or even number of workouts I'm able to squeeze into the week.”
Natalie | Social Media
“'Am I feeling present at this moment?’ That is the question I’m going to start asking myself this year as often as possible. For me, it’s easy to get caught up in the stress of planning for the future as I reflect on the past, but coming back to center and checking in to ensure that I’m present in the here and now helps me feel more balanced and at peace.”
Suzie | Web Design and Development
“It seems like the little things that get pushed to the end of my priority list each year have to do with exploring my interests - from traveling to far-off (and nearby) places that I’ve been aching to see or finding time to take a painting or writing class. This year, I’m going to focus on diving into my curiosity and empowering the creative side of my brain.”
Julie | Communications
Julie Hays is the Communications Director here at Hyperbiotics. Health writer and mama of two little girls, Julie's on a mission to empower others to live lives free of the microbial depletion many of us face today. For more ideas on how you can maximize wellness and benefit from the power of probiotics, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter.
We’ll keep you posted on how we’re doing on our goals, but now we’d love to hear from you! What are you doing to live a healthier life in the coming year? Let us know by using the hashtag #hyperliving.
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