It’s easy to get caught off guard by New Year’s once the other holidays are over. This year, plan ahead to create some big yet attainable goals.
Learn Something New
Learning shouldn’t stop when you graduate, in fact, it’s a lot more fun once you don’t have to worry about your GPA. An occasional lecture on Medieval artists, a wine-tasting course, a carpentry lesson, all kinds of classes can open up your world.
Love to cook new foods? Shinto regularly offers two-hour classes in sushi rolling, which you can take by yourself, with a loved one, or with a group. By the end of the class, our expert sushi chefs will have taught you the art of preparing rice, along with expert cutting and rolling techniques. Sake tasting and wine pairing advice are also included, as well as our gift of your own bamboo mat, rice vinegar and wasabi mix to bring home!
Dare to Dream
While you might not be in the position to make any momentous changes in 2017, now is the time to think through which of those vague “bucket list” items really mean something to you. Going back to school? Backpacking in Europe? Retiring early? Only you can limit yourself.
Once you’ve identified one or two life goals, you can begin working toward them. Make an outline of what it would take to achieve your dreams, and make some moves in that direction in 2017. Whether it’s setting up a retirement fund at work, or taking “dry run” backpacking trips locally.
Get Real About Good Health
Figuring out what you need to do to stay healthy probably isn’t an issue by now. In fact, there are so many aspects of avoiding illness and weight gain that it’s easy to get overwhelmed and give up altogether.
Instead, pick just one area of health, and make some progress in that direction before starting a new one. If you’ve been putting off anything in the medical arena, set aside an afternoon to set up those dentist appointments, eye exams and yearly tests.
Once you have the medical green light to pursue better nutrition and fitness, baby steps are fine. Start by cutting off snacks after 8 p.m., and going for a Sunday stroll. As time goes by, you’ll feel encouraged to increase the duration and frequency of your exercise and to begin cutting out more of the bad stuff from your diet, and replacing them with lean proteins, colorful vegetables and complex carbs.
Start with Shinto!
Between our classes in sushi rolling and our emphasis on seafood, low-fat sauces and vitamin-rich produce, Shinto is a great restaurant and bar to help you kick off your New Year’s Resolutions toward better health and new experiences. Check out our restaurant and bar menus, along with our class schedules, to learn more.