Say "yes" to no
Start the new year singing a new tune – one that involves using the word “no” more often. According to naturopathic doctor Sara Celik, women often feel depleted and suffer burnout because they have a hard time saying “no” to others. “They give, give, give without refilling their gas tanks,” she says. “Women need to start honouring their needs and themselves,” she says. The best way to do that? “Say ‘no’ once a week to something that you would’ve said ‘yes’ to,” she says. “It starts a healthy process of setting healthy boundaries.” Other ways to live healthy? Take a page from popular wellness retreats and follow a routine of balanced living: Practise yoga, meditate, take nature walks, make a habit of eating fresh, healthy food and try a cleanse.