Along with each new year comes the hope of a better tomorrow. If you’re like many Americans, this time of year motivates you to set and achieve new goals.
Unfortunately, we tend to give up on our resolutions almost as fast as we made them. After the thrill of the holidays fade, we head back to the daily grind, and those goals are inevitably sidetracked by the busyness of everyday life.
It doesn’t have to be that way though. If you create a game plan and arm yourself with the proper tools for success, you can find yourself at the end of 2017 having accomplished every goal you set. For some natural help along the way, consider using herbs to support your body as you carry out your resolutions.
When it comes to shedding pounds, there are no magic herbs to take the place of proper diet, exercise, and good old-fashioned persistence. Herbs can, however, make the journey a little easier by curbing your appetite, increasing energy levels, improving digestion, regulating blood sugar, and speeding up your metabolism.
Here are four such herbs that have been used for generations to boost weight loss:
Be Happier and Less Stressed
Stress is a part of everyday life. We have to pay the bills, feed the kids, clean the house, go to work, and well, you know the drill. Unfortunately, stress often grows to a point of ruling our lives and making us chronically unhappy. For this reason, many individuals make a resolution to simply be a happier person.
Lucky for you, there are lots of herbs that can help reduce stress, improve sleep, and boost your overall mood.
- Passion Flower - encourages sleep and relaxation
- Chamomile – helps relieve stress
- Lavender – helps you relax and improves mood
- St John's Wort – acts as a natural antidepressant
Kick a Bad Habit
We all have habits we could live without, but getting rid of them is easier said than done. Whether you want to quit smoking, stop biting your fingernails, or drink less, the biggest obstacles to success are usually anxiety, boredom, or depression.
Choosing supplements that support your mood and reduce anxiety may help you finally ditch those troublesome habits. You can also try the following herbs known for easing withdrawal symptoms:
- Wild lettuce
- Passion flower
- Bee balm
Herbs are a gentle yet firm way to support your body and mind. Don't let your New Year's resolution slip through the cracks for another year. Use herbs to supplement your goals, and find your way to a better you.
Happy New Year!