New Year, New You! Kick those resolutions into gear in 2019!

Courtesy of Reginald Chan; How to live a happy life


Hoping to gain some necessary tips to help you achieve those New Year’s resolutions? To help kick start your goals and get ready for an awesome year ahead, we have compiled a bunch of tips that may help you with the first step to living by our #play365 motto! We believe you…attaining your goals and staying on track is always a difficult thing to do, especially after an eventful holiday season. But what helps is finding some useful suggestions to help with the resolutions that seem so out of reach. Need those inspirational words now?..perfect… check out a few useful points we like to follow below!

The top 3 ways to achieve your goals this 2019:


Finding out more information doesn’t always have to be from a book or webpage (although helpful), you can experience it hands-on and by leaders of the industry that #thrive in providing everyone with the #knowledge to use for themselves in their daily lives! Going to courses, expos or even open forums gives everyone a way to educate themselves at their own leisure! This is always a great way to meet new people who have the same interests in what you have and in teaching you about things you necessarily wouldn’t stumble across on your own.

We found the wellness expo, which is happening around Vancouver this month:

Courtesy of the Wellness Show

The Wellness Show:

Where? Vancouver Convention Centre (1055 Canada Place – West Building)

What? Health & Wellness products, tips, seminars and speakers!

When? February 2nd 2019 & February 3rd 2019

Time? 10:00AM-7:00PM (Saturday) & 10:00AM-6:00PM (Sunday)

How much? Refer to website for pricing details

What you can expect?

Demonstrations, seminars & workshops all outlining health and wellness! With over 250 exhibitors displaying products, nutritional and fitness information this event is sure to keep you learning throughout the entire day!  For more information or to purchase tickets, please refer to the website:

For more than 25 years the Wellness Show has been bringing new approaches to nutrition, fitness, physical and emotional well-being to help Vancouverites achieve their most holistic, healthiest selves.  We connect like-minded businesses and thought-leaders in wellness.  We educate the public on health options as a year-round online resource and host Western Canada’s biggest and most established health and lifestyles showcase. 250+ exhibitors, 100+ speakers, cooking and fitness demonstrations. 2 days, 20K+ attendees all under one roof! ” – Wellness Show


Remind yourself that the ultimate goal (of your goals…) is to benefit you and your life! Yes… it may be rough at first, but always keep your mind focused on what CAN BE and most importantly WILL BE once you are the master of yourself!

Here are some ways to refocus:

Remind yourself that you can DO THIS. Shia LaBeouf said it best…If you have no clue what I am talking about, then you should probably watch this.

  • That hairstyle Shia is sportin’ is not needed to achieve the ‘do it’ philosophy by the way… Just a keen attitude and positive thinking!

Just as a standard life lesson, small #goals are easier to achieve then lengthy complex ones!

  • Start small and increase as needed, almost like baking a cake (add ingredients one at a time!) .. whoops we mentioned cake 

Keep a journal of your daily intake

  • Whether that is fitness, health, or just experience (life diary?) This will help you in your future reflection of what worked and what needs to be tweaked in order to work better!

Know that it is okay to make mistake along the way.. as long as you know mistakes make progress/growth!

  • Beating yourself up for a slip-up will only make you feel worse, remind yourself of your goals and get back on track! See the ‘Field Day’ section below to help with this if it happens!

Find someone to help you attain those goals!

  •  A partner, a parent, a sibling or even a co-worker! Everything is better accomplished with a friend…. why not help each other, while you are helping yourself?


Okay, don’t actually go out into a field and stay there…but have a day to yourself that reflects upon the hard work you have #accomplished. If your goal is to get active, go for a hike on a nice day and bring a celebratory food item! If your goal is to save money, set small goals (no unnecessary spending for 2 weeks) and then buy yourself something small to appreciate what you have worked so hard for! This is positive reinforcement, and it helps to keep you on track!

‘Cheat day’ is a negative connotation, you just need to praise yourself with something that doesn’t break your goals, but still fits inside the barriers of exciting. E.g. Hike to the top, see the view …have that cookie!


Whether it is a parent, a friend or even a celebrity.. find something to inspire your progress and reflect on! To keep it light and refreshing up in here… we want to remind you of these wise words from some awesome artists:

Shine bright like a diamond – Rihanna
You have every right to a beautiful life – Selena Gomez
Take my hand and we’ll make it – Bon Jovi
Every little thing’s gonna be alright! – Bob Marley

*Also as a side note, Daily Hive has an awesome blog about the ins & outs of organizing your life and inspiring yourself. Check them out!

Hopefully, the above tips help you on your journey to living a much better you this 2019! Happy New Year, we are right there with you! #yougotthis #newyear #newyou

As always, a big thanks to #dailyhive for their amazing blogs and a special thanks to The Health & Wellness Expo!

  • Carly; Social Community Coordinator, Aquilini Centre