Wellbeing after winter holidays

by Les 100 Ciels Team on January 10, 2018
The New Year stands before us like a fresh chapter in a book.

Once you’re done with your year-end reflections, it’s time to look forward to the year that’s about to start. It’s a new year, 2018, a fresh start, a chance and a very good reason to make changes in all areas of our lives.

The New Year can be an exciting time, brimming with the promise of fresh starts and new beginnings. It’s also an opportunity to recommit to your health and well-being. Too much champagne, chocolate truffles and turkey over the Christmas period can make you feel bloated and uncomfortable. Now is your chance to sit down and prepare a list of important lifestyle changes you want to make, and to treat yourself with a little salutary break after the yea-end excesses.  The New Year is also the perfect opportunity for all those who have failed to start making the changes they said they would make last week, last month, or perhaps much longer than that!

Here are some New year’s resolutions to consider to help you reach your goals, take care of your body and prioritise your mental wellbeing in 2018…

  1. Travel more

2018 should be the year for non- tourist trap destinations. Explore countries that are less visited or tick one large site off you travel bucket list. If time and money are issues, even weekend getaways will scratch the wanderlust itch. Visiting a new country opens your eyes to new things and is a valuable learning experience.

  1. Stop eating unhealthy snacks

For you it might be a biscuit (or three!) with a cup of tea, a packet of crisps with a glass of wine after work, or a square of chocolate that turns into the whole bar! Kicking the junk food habit is easier said than done for many people, so replace the these snacks with healthier choices and building in a cheat day” won’t kill you and will make the transition easier!

  1. Stop procrastinating

The biggest barrier that keeps most people from reaching their goals is the waiting for the perfect moment, telling yourself you need the right amount of time or waiting for the magic ingredient to appear.  Once you get used to procrastinating it’s difficult to snap yourself out of it, so remind yourself that you can always start small by just doing a little bit everyday- you will be surprised by the sense of achievement. Push yourself to keep going and take a first step right now.

  1. Learn a new skill

What have you always wanted to learn to do? From swinging through the air on a flying trapeze to learning a new language or becoming a better cook. When you develop a new skill its exciting, confidence building and inspiring- so go for it! Enjoy your 2018!


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