As we step into the new year, it's the perfect time to reflect on the joys of living, practicing slow living, and nurturing the wellness of our minds and bodies. In a world that often feels fast-paced and hectic, embracing a slower, more intentional approach to life can be incredibly rewarding. Joyful living is not about constantly chasing external goals; it's about finding contentment and happiness in the present moment. This year, let's make a conscious effort to savor life's simple pleasures, connect with our inner selves, and prioritize the joy of being.

One of the keys to sustainable joy and wellness is forming healthy habits that support our physical and mental well-being. Whether it's through mindful eating, regular exercise, or fostering positive relationships, these habits lay the foundation for a happier and healthier life. By incorporating elements of slow living into our daily routines, we can reduce stress, enhance mindfulness, and create a more balanced and joyful existence. As we embark on this new year, let's commit to prioritizing our well-being, nurturing sustainable healthy habits, and experiencing the true joy of living in the moment. Here's to a year filled with happiness, wellness, and the pure bliss of being alive.

Here are 3 ways we're making 2024 our healthiest year yet:

1. Choose Comfort Over Fashion

Make it a habit to prioritize comfort when selecting your clothing. Opt for fabrics that feel good against your skin and allow for easy movement. Wearing comfortable clothing can reduce stress, improve your mood, and enhance your overall well-being by helping you feel at ease throughout the day. Remember, feeling good in your clothes contributes to a healthier mindset and lifestyle.

2. Prioritize Sleep

 Aim for 7-9 hours of quality sleep per night. A good night's rest is essential for overall health, cognitive function, and emotional well-being. Create a relaxing bedtime routine to improve sleep quality.  

3. Mindful Eating


For many, food is something like therapy that makes us feel good.  Don't limit yourself to one particular diet but pay attention to what you eat and how you eat.  Choose whole nutritious foods that are in-season, practice portion control, and savor each bite. Taking time to prepare your meals from scratch is a gift you can give yourself. In most cases, it will take you less time to cook for yourself than it will take to order a meal and wait for the delivery. Mindful eating and meal prepping can help you maintain a healthy weight and improve digestion.

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January 02, 2024 — Alexandra Damiano