How to Live Happier and Healthier Lives in the New Year

Happier and healthier in the new year.

How to Live Happier and Healthier Lives in the New Year

Here at Holy Cross, we work to help people live healthier, happier and freer lives. This is something that all of our staff believe strongly in and we want to make sure that people who need help making it happen to get the help they need. However, we believe that there is room for improvement in everyone’s lives. That’s why today we’ll be giving tips on how you can make a change in your own life to live happier and healthier in 2017!


Find Your Passion

So many American’s are focused on their jobs without putting any focus on their passions. While some of us are lucky enough to have found a career that goes in line with our passions, some aren’t so lucky. In today’s work culture, focusing on work without leaving any time to work on your passion can really take a toll on your mental health.

Passions are what make each and every one of us unique. By following your passion, you will find yourself having a better daily mood, more aspirations and a better outlook on your future. Whatever your passion may be – follow it!



While it’s obvious that exercising more will lead to a healthier life, there are many other benefits to exercising. Exercising will also boost your mental health and reduce your current stress load. This is due to the release of endorphins that happens when you push yourself through rigorous exercise. On top of that, seeing your physical figure improve over time can be a big confidence booster.


Stick to Positive Thinking

One great way to improve your quality of life is to vow to get rid of all negative thinking and stick to positive thinking exclusively. This may seem difficult, but it is entirely possible by keeping focused on the end-goal.

In order to get rid of negative thinking, one must be conscious of when they are falling into negative thoughts. When this happens, replace your negative thoughts with positive thinking. It also helps to spend less time around negative thinking people, as often times they can end up being the source of the negative thoughts.


Be Yourself

Lastly, and arguably most importantly, spend more time working on being true to yourself during the new year. So much of our lives are spent trying to make other people like us and accept us. Often times, we’ll lose who we really are in the process.

We only get one chance at life – don’t spend it not being true to yourself. Spend your life doing the things you want, going where you want and hanging out with the people you want without worrying about what others think of you. At the end of the day, you need to love yourself – others will love you in return.


2017 is a new year, and we should all be making it a year where we create goals for prosperity and happiness. Remember, you are what decides your success in the new year. With a little work, 2017 can be your best year yet!

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