With the holiday season in full swing and 2017 right around the corner, now is the perfect time to start thinking about your New Year’s resolution. Whether you commit to something big or small, resolutions are about pursuing a fresh start and making permanent changes in a beneficial way. One of the best ways to set yourself up for success in 2017 is to set up your living environment to be a positive influence on your life choices.
While some people might see apartment living as a temporary housing situation, it can be the perfect environment for you to comfortably make your New Year’s resolutions come true.
A Healthier You
Losing weight, eating healthier or signing up for that gym membership are all very common New Year’s resolutions. Weight related resolutions made up 38% of all resolutions this year, however, only 8% of people successfully achieved their goals.1 Psychologists have actually been able to come up with a few reasons why this phenomenon occurs.
Most people fail in making their resolution simple, clear and obvious.2 It’s harder to achieve your goals if you don’t know exactly what you’re striving to accomplish. Especially with physical fitness, you’ll find yourself more likely to stick to your plan if there are obvious improvements along the way and you set achievable goals.
Accessibility is also important. It will be more difficult to motivate yourself to work out if you have to pay for a gym membership and drive all the way there every time you intend to exercise. Living in an apartment complex or shared community with access to clubhouse amenities, such as our Jackson, Ramblewood and Lansing communities, would help encourage regular physical activity.
Mind over Matter
Before you can achieve any of your goals, you have to believe those goals are achievable and have the drive and dedication to sacrifice in order to reach them. Willpower is key to sticking to your resolution as the year progresses, instead of quitting after months or even weeks.
An important part of keeping a positive mindset is being comfortable in the spaces you spend the most time.
Renting an apartment or similar space frees you from heavy maintenance and other responsibilities that come with owning a home or free-standing property. You’ll never have to deal with the stresses of renovation or the massive, unexpected costs that can ambush homeowners, such as needing to buy a new HVAC system or replace a water heater.
Changing your environment for the better can be as simple as hanging up inspiring paintings or setting aside room to meditate.
If your New Year’s resolution this year is to find a place to call home, contact Westbay Management Company today.
Experience the conveniences of the Lansing, Michigan area from the beautifully landscaped surroundings of one of our three residential communities. Whether you want to lounge alongside our spacious indoor and outdoor pools or have a fun-filled family game night in our welcoming clubhouse, you’ll find everything you need and more.