The new year is a time to reflect on the passage of time and goal-set for the future. Not only is 2020 a fresh start to the new year, but it is also the start of a whole new decade of potential achievements. 2020 can be the beginning of a new era of self-exploration, emotional and physical health, and intellectual growth.
While we celebrate the passing year, we can take notice of where we’ve been and where we would like to go next. What made the past year and the past decade vibrant and meaningful? What would you like to change this coming year? When taking notice of your career, relationships, health, hobbies, home, and daily life, how would you like to grow and thrive in the future? Check out these 4 steps that will help you begin your new year and decade on the right foot.
1. Focus on your physical health and wellness
Taking care of your physical well-being is one of the most important parts of a healthy lifestyle, but it is also one of the easiest to forget or let fall to the wayside. 2020 can be the year of improved eating, regular exercise, time outdoors, and general self-care. Now is the time to give your body the respect and attention it deserves. Try out meditation, yoga, long walks, or wellness treatments. At the Henderson Castle Spa & Naturopathic Wellness Center, we offer a variety of wellness treatments that might be helpful in your journey, such as our signature Swedish massage and our SCIO molecular scanner treatment which is a medical biofeedback device that can aid in stress reduction and pain management.
2. Practice mindfulness and staying present
Stress and anxiety can prevent us from living our lives to the fullest every day and accomplishing our goals. By taking time every day to log off of our devices and take notice of our surroundings, we can feel more grounded and less stressed. To feel more present, try meditation, yoga, tai chi, hiking, or camping. Michigan is home to many beautiful parks where you can connect to your natural surroundings.
3. Explore your local culture
Michigan is full of rich, local culture to discover and explore, but many Michiganders aren’t aware of the many exciting events and activities available in their local communities. Spend some time at your local library, art center, museum, or cultural center to discover interesting events, activities, or clubs. To engage in the local Kalamazoo community, our historic boutique inn offers tours and a variety of events for all ages. The castle is the perfect place to go while in Kalamazoo if you are looking to immerse yourself in the local culture, history, and gastronomy.
4. Try out new hobbies
The new year is the perfect time to seek out new interests and rekindle old ones. What have you always wanted to learn but haven’t yet? What do you love doing but have stopped doing? Check out your local library, community college, university, or art center to see what classes pique your interest. At Henderson Castle, we offer spectacular cooking classes and wine tastings for those looking to grow their gastronomy knowledge and skills.
After brainstorming your goals for the new year, don’t forget to write them down and set up a timeline of manageable steps for each goal. After that, you are well on your way to a healthier and more accomplished future. For any questions about the Henderson Castle bed and breakfast, events, spa, or for any other queries, please contact us at 269-344-1827.