New Year, New You!Happy New Year! Everyone here at Pinot’s Palette is so happy to have opened in Norman in 2017 and we can’t wait to see what 2018 holds! Today we will share a few tips in helping you make the most of your New Year resolutions!
It is that time a year again. You know, the time of year where you promise to stop eating carbs, hit the gym at least three times a week, and start doing things to help the places you care about in your community. There are some common misconceptions when it comes to making those resolutions. Here are some easy and obtainable ways we have found to make the happiest you in 2018!
One thing many of us try to do in 2018 is watch what we put into our bodies. Whether it be in order to lose weight, or just wanting to eat a bit healthier. Sometimes this can be very difficult having to change your eating habits and sometimes even your routine. One really great way to maximize your time and keep you on track with your goal is meal prepping, and making a menu at the beginning of each week. If you make sure you have all the ingredients for what you want to eat and have already listed your options you are less likely to stray away from your goals. We have all been there. Just got home from a long day at work you have kids or animals, or homework and house hold chores to do. Sometimes you don’t want to cook. Something simple and quick sounds nice. But, if you meal prep and have an idea of your week you can plan ahead and it makes these days much easier. This is also a little boost. You feel so much better when you are doing things that make you happy, so now you have had a productive day and are still staying true to the commitment you made to yourself.
Another thing many of us look over is recuperation time. We often get so caught up in work or school we forget it is very important to read a book, take a walk, or play a game. Being productive is awesome and gives you an amazing feeling. However, when you don’t take some time to sit down and relax you get burnt out. That makes it hard to get motivated to start again. So while keeping your commitments to yourself is important, and in the front of your mind this time of year, you should also try and commit to take a bit of regular recharge time doing things you love. The world is full of things that drain you or worries that upset you. With this it is very important to surround yourself with things that will recharge you throughout your day. Some of the things we use here at Pinot’s include: Motivational or funny saying in places around your house that make you smile. A Rocky quote on your bathroom mirror, pictures of your family or friends on your desk at work, or a calendar with cute puppies year round, and a glass of wine after diner or before bed. These little thing in combination with a night of relaxation, or a painting class with your friends will keep a happy healthy you in 2018.
Now it is time for us to share OUR New Year’s Resolution with you!
Since being in Norman we have seen what an amazing close knit community you are. There are so many wonderful community organizations that are actively serving local initiatives. We want to Paint It Forward more often and help the organizations you care about. If you do a fundraising event with us we give a portion of every seat sold to the organization you are raising funds for. This is an awesome way to get together with other parents from your kids youth group, or basketball team, or even to raise awareness and funds for local charities and help out the program. We would love to get you more information about different fundraising options and help plan your event!! The Norman community is a great place to be and we can’t wait to help the different causes you are passionate about! If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us!
We want all of you to have a great New Year and can't wait to see you soon!