As 2021 draws to a close, it’s time to set your sights on the horizon and start planning for the twelve months ahead. Every year, millions of people make New Year’s resolutions, hoping to spark some sort of positive change in their lives. And according to a recent study by health and wellness company Medifast, the top three most popular resolutions for 2022 include:
Focusing on financial health (49%)
Improving health and wellness holistically (46%)
Focusing on self-care (43%)
These recurring themes are nothing new, and chances are a few (if not all three) of these resolutions have made it onto your list at one point or another. But as everyone knows, it can be a challenge sticking to these well-intentioned goals.
That’s why we’ve put together a list of Martin County ideas to help you stay on track with your 2022 resolutions! Read on to discover small and simple ways to weave these concepts into your regular routine.
Focusing on Financial Health
It’s hard resisting the urge to splurge on vacation, but planning an unforgettable getaway doesn’t have to break the bank. There are plenty of ways to save money and keep your trip well within your budget – especially in Martin County! Our little slice of paradise offers lots of free activities, plus tons of affordable entertaining, dining, and lodging options.
For example, visitors can spend an afternoon enjoying free entry to all Martin County parks and beaches, strolling through Historic Downtown Stuart soaking in the sights, or setting off on a self-guided Hobe Sound Mural Tour. Check out some other recommendations featured in our Budget Friendly Itinerary. We also list ever-changing hotel deals and discounted room rates from Martin County properties on our Special Offers page, or you can really cut costs by exploring our extremely affordable campgrounds and RV parks!
Improving Health and Wellness Holistically
Situated along South Florida’s Treasure Coast, Martin County is a quiet paradise of uncrowded beaches, which also happens to be home to many health and wellness-focused businesses. Each one exists to help you rejuvenate, recalibrate, and recharge your batteries (especially after a busy holiday season).
Get your blood pumping and your heart rate up by experiencing one of our many aquatic adventures! We’ve got something for everyone, including world-class fishing, stand-up paddle boarding, water-skiing, sailing, surfing, water-biking, hydrofoiling, diving, and more. Or opt for a land-based adventure, like hitting the cycling trails, joining a guided nature walk, booking a Segway tour, or taking off on a horseback riding excursion. Another great way to focus on your holistic health is by checking out our farm-to-table restaurants, where you can find fresh and nutritious options made with locally sourced ingredients.
Focusing on Self-Care
It’s easy to get bogged down with stress in our day-to-day lives, which is why it’s so important to take time to pause, relax, and unwind. And planning a vacation is a great way to do just that! There are so many different ways to practice self-care, so do whatever feels the most nourishing for you. Maybe it means curling up with a good book, watching the sunset from the shore, or practicing meditation to help you find your center. However you choose to do it, Martin County can help.
A fun and unique way to quiet the mind and indulge in self-care is by taking part in a Sound Healing Sunday. Led by Deena Rahill at the Elliott Museum, these meditative sessions bathe participants in sound vibration using singing crystal bowls, gongs, chimes, and a variety of drums. Another great option is pampering yourself with a spa treatment, joining a class at one of our local yoga studios, or even setting off a sunset yoga and meditation paddle with one of our stand-up paddle board operators!
So there you have it! Do you plan on putting any of these practices into effect in 2022? Let us know what your New Year’s Resolutions look like for the year ahead in the comments. And please remember to ring in the New Year safely and responsibly. Wishing everyone a wonderful and prosperous year ahead!