· By Roxanne Benefiel
Top Five Resolutions for 2022
The best New Year’s resolutions are ones that become habits. If you want your resolutions to be a success you need to establish a regular routine. Our top 5 resolution ideas focus on establishing healthy habits that become part of your day-to-day life. You can even incorporate dark chocolate for added motivation and health benefits.
Prioritize Mental Health and Self-care
Self-care and mental health are incorporated in resolutions year after year and 2022 will be no exception. Prioritizing mental health is the first step in ensuring optimal growth in the year ahead.
Some Mental Health resolutions to consider include:
- Pick up on a healthy activity such as yoga or hiking
- Commit to a daily meditation practice
- Spend more time in nature
- Take painting lessons
- Start a daily gratitude journal
- Find a counselor that aligns with your values
- Incorporate botanicals as a part of your self-care regime
Chamomile is one of the most well known botanicals for stress reduction. Studies have found that this herb greatly reduces symptoms associated with moderate-to-severe anxiety disorder when used long term.
Carefree Chocolate combines the benefits of chamomile with other herbs and clinically tested Pharma Gaba® and L-Theanine to pack a powerful punch to anxiety and stress.
No matter which resolution suits your self-care needs, reward yourself with a nibble of Carefree or any of your favorite Functional Chocolates.
Like self-care, sleep is a popular theme among New Year’s resolutions. According to The Sleep Foundation, sleep resolutions are also an essential part to making sure your other health related resolutions are successful. Make sure you are setting goals that are specific and measurable so that you can hold yourself accountable and track progress.
Some resolutions that may help you get better sleep are:
- Commit to shutting down electronics at least 30 minute before bed every day
- Start a nightly stretching routine
- Read 10 pages from a book every evening
- Start a nightly pre-bed beauty regime
- Bring herbal remedies into your nightly routine
If you want to incorporate botanicals, lemon balm extract is your new best friend. This citrus-scented, aromatic herb has been used for reducing stress and improving sleep since the Middle Ages. Evidence shows that lemon balm increases GABA levels, indicating that it may act as a sedative.
Sleepy Chocolate uses lemon balm in addition to clinically researched benefits of PharmaGaba®, magnesium and melatonin to help you fall asleep faster and more soundly.
Have More Sex
It should go without saying why this resolution made our list. More sexy time can help you in every area of your health. Sexual + Being turned to social media to find out what sex positive resolutions were on people’s minds. The result, people wanted to find healthy ways to engage in funner sex.
Resolutions that will help boost your sex drive:
- Start a regular exercise routine that includes cardio and strength
- Go on more dates with your partner
- Try something new in the bedroom
- Eat a more balanced diet
Concentrating on other areas of health and utilizing botanicals may also help keep your sheets hot in the year ahead.
Sexy Chocolate pairs amino acids with patented LibiFem® (a natural fenugreek extract), clinically shown to boost intimacy and desire. Maca, which originated in the Andes, has been used to support hormone balance. Studies have even found it to have a positive impact on sex drive.
Learn Something New
Have you always wanted to learn how to snowboard? Go for it! Salsa dance? The world is your dance floor!
Learning something new is a great resolution because it promotes self discovery and good old fashioned fun.
Some resolutions to inspire you:
- Learn a craft or skills that you have always been interested in
- Try a new sport
- Sign up for a dance class
- Join a Facebook group and meet people who have similar interests
- Learn how to cook an exoctic new dish
In order to learn new skills, you need focus and energy. Nibbling on vegan dark chocolate before engaging in a new activity or skill will give your brain an extra boost and help you stay focused on the task at hand.
Ginkgo Biloba has been used for thousands of years to assist with a variety of health benefits including brain function and circulation.
Brainy Chocolate utilizes ginkgo biloba, bacopa and rhodiola, paired with a blend of amino acids, omega 3 fatty acids and Chocamine®, a patented cocoa-based ingredient that may help improve cognitive function.
Espresso Crunch Energy Chocolate harnesses the power of Chocamine® to provide sustained energy without jitters, alongside a blend of vitamins, taurine, L-Tyrosine, schizandra berry and green tea extract. Energy Chocolate will give you a boost without the unpleasant side effects.
Find Hormonal Balance
Many women want to find relief and balance when it comes to hormonal symptoms. There are resolutions that can help you work towards achieving this.
Some balance focused resolutions to consider:
- Commit to clean eating
- Stop drinking alcohol
- Eat more locally sourced foods
- Try massage and acupuncture therapy
- Try Functional Chocolate
Rhythm Chocolate- uses SaffSerene® (featuring saffron flowers grown in Turkey and Morocco) clinically shown to provide a 50% reduction in the severity of PMS symptoms.
Hot Chocolate- uses a blend of herbs and botanicals paired with patented Estro-G 100®, clinically shown to reduce hot flashes by 65%, fatigue by 67% and joint aches by 65%.
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