We’ve all been there. Emerging from two weeks of festive season excess with an iron clad resolution that is going to change our lives for the better – forever! Except forever rarely lasts past mid-February. That’s the trouble with resolutions – they have a tendency to slip. That’s why here at Karma we’re firmly of the ‘softly-softly’ approach when it comes to introducing healthful change into your life. Challenge is good – but it should be manageable and relatively easy to integrate into your daily routine.
Planning to transform yourself with 2 hours of yoga every day? Why not start out with a couple of classes a week. Planning to subsist on leafy greens alone for the next three months? You could instead introduce a daily superfood smoothie into your routine.
Research suggests that we tend to respond well to challenge – but if our discipline isn’t tempered with a little flexibility, we can quickly get discouraged. So incorporate a little get out clause in your commitment – you’re allowed to miss a couple of days a month of your thrice weekly run for example. It’s also beneficial to connect beneficial habits with your existing routine – that way you’re not bringing in something entirely new – it’s more of an add on. Feel bad for binge-watching that Netflix show while binge-eating ice cream? Why not run on the treadmill while you watch?!
A kick start is also great for getting into good habits. Here at Karma, thanks to Karma Spa, we offer a range of retreats aimed at helping you find your balance again through a mix of fitness activities and wellness treatments. Coming up between April 13 & 22 is the #KarmaWellnessWeek, with a host of activities at our resorts around the world designed to do one thing – get you MOVING! With 3, 5, 7 and 10 day packages available incorporating a wide range of fitness activities, there’s bound to be something that accommodates your particular needs. From running to power walking, yoga to Zumba, we’ve got you covered. And of course we’ve got all the après-fitness activities like massages and saunas and delicious meals to keep you motivated.