Woman shopping for healthy food in local grocery store.

New Year, New Goals: Navigating a Healthier and Happier You

As the calendar turns a new page, many of us find ourselves contemplating the possibilities and setting intentions for this year. Whether it’s about adopting healthier habits, cultivating stronger relationships, or embracing positive changes, this fresh start is an opportune time to embark on a journey toward a more fulfilling life.

In this blog post, we’ll explore some of the most common New Year’s resolutions and goals, offering insights and tips on how to achieve them. If you’re ready to make this year your best yet, consider making Allston + Stadium your home! With our ideal location, thoughtfully designed amenities, and vibrant apartment community, Allston Place and Stadium Place offer the perfect springboard to launch yourself toward your personal goals.

Get More Exercise

The goal of getting more exercise often tops the list for many individuals seeking a healthier lifestyle. The key to success lies in creating realistic and achievable fitness routines. Consider activities you genuinely enjoy, whether it’s dancing, hiking, or simply taking brisk walks. Incorporating enjoyable exercises into your routine can help you stay committed throughout the year.

Fitness center in Allston Place Apartments in Berkeley,

At Allston + Stadium in Berkeley, California, getting fit takes on a whole new level of excitement. With beautiful fitness centers packed with top-tier cardio and strength equipment, residents can get moving just steps from their front door. Whether you’re exploring the city on foot, breaking a sweat on nearby trails, or hitting the gym, Allston Place and Stadium Place offer fantastic ways to get your heart pumping!

Reduce Stress

In our fast-paced lives, reducing stress is a common resolution. One effective strategy is to integrate meditation, deep breathing, or other mindful practices into your daily routine. Additionally, prioritizing self-care activities, such as reading a book, enjoying a spa day, or spending time in nature, can significantly contribute to stress reduction.

Speaking of spending time in nature, Allston Place boasts a stunning rooftop lounge with scenic views, perfect for unwinding after a long day, while Stadium Place’s lush community courtyard provides a peaceful space to reset by the fire or play fun games with friends.

Eat Healthier

Improving dietary habits often ranks high on the list of resolutions. Rather than focusing on restrictive diets, consider adopting a balanced and sustainable approach to eating. Explore new recipes, incorporate more fruits and vegetables, and be mindful of portion sizes. Remember, gradual changes can lead to long-term success in achieving a healthier diet.

Living at Allston + Stadium makes it easy to prioritize fresh, nutritious food. Residents have a variety of excellent grocery stores nearby, giving them convenient access to all the ingredients they need to craft delicious and healthy meals.

  1. Trader Joe’s: Located at 1885 University Ave, this grocery chain is a haven for organic and natural groceries. They offer a variety of signature items, plus produce, dairy, and more. With an extensive selection of pantry staples and fresh finds, you’re sure to find everything you need for a healthy lifestyle.
  2. Andronico’s Community Markets: Just a few blocks away at 1550 Shattuck Ave, Andronico’s is an upscale specialty market. They offer a curated selection of high-quality groceries, including organic produce, gourmet cheeses, and prepared foods. 
  3. Shattuck Market: Located at 2441 Shattuck Ave, Shattuck Market is a neighborhood grocery store with a focus on fresh, local produce. They also have a good selection of pantry staples and household items.
  4. Safeway: Safeway is a longtime supermarket chain located at 1444 Shattuck Pl. They carry a wide selection of brand-name and house-label groceries, plus a deli, bakery, and more. 

If you need advice on how to keep your grocery trips within your budget, read our helpful blog post, 5 Easy Hacks to Keep the Grocery Bill Down!

Save Money

Financial goals, particularly saving more money, are common New Year’s resolutions. To begin effectively managing your finances, the first step is to create a practical budget that is in line with your financial goals. Identify areas where you can cut back on expenses, set specific savings goals, and consider automating your savings to make the process seamless and consistent throughout the year.

Get Outside More Often

Spending more time outdoors is a resolution that aligns with both physical and mental well-being. Whether it’s a daily stroll in a nearby park, weekend hikes, or outdoor workouts, embracing the benefits of nature can invigorate your body and mind. Make a commitment to explore the beauty of the outdoors regularly.

There’s no need to go far to get your nature fix when you live at Allston + Stadium! Our apartment communities are surrounded by beautiful parks and gardens. The rooftop lounge, lawn and garden spaces, and outdoor courtyard provide comfortable places to soak in the sun and breathe the fresh Berkeley air.

If you’re a local college student or a working professional, getting some fresh air can do wonders for your brain! Check out our blog, From Fresh Air to Improved Focus, to learn more.

Colorful Allston Place Apartments courtyard with large
seating areas.

Spend More Time with Family and Friends

Strengthening bonds is a heartfelt goal that often takes precedence in the New Year. Schedule regular family time, whether it’s family dinners, game nights, or weekend outings. Prioritize quality over quantity, creating meaningful moments that contribute to a closer and more connected family unit or friend group.

The spacious apartments at Allston Place and Stadium Place are great for hosting gatherings, and the various outdoor amenities are great places to enjoy time together. There are also plenty of family-friendly hot spots in the neighborhood where you and your loved ones can connect, catch up, and create new memories.

Be sure to check out these 5 Fun Things To Do in Berkeley, CA!

Adopt a New Pet

Welcoming a new furry friend into your life is a goal that brings joy and companionship. Before making this commitment, research and consider the responsibilities of pet ownership. Visit local shelters to adopt, and ensure your living situation is conducive to providing a loving and supportive environment for your new pet.

Here at Allston + Stadium, we simply adore our four-legged residents! Be sure to read our blog, Pet Friendly Apartments For Rent in Berkeley, CA, to learn about the benefits of having pets, local dog parks, and our pet policy.

Man holding an adorable small kitten.

Embarking on a journey of self-improvement and positive change in the New Year is a commendable endeavor. Whether your focus is on physical health, financial well-being, or fostering deeper connections, the key lies in setting realistic goals, adopting sustainable practices, and celebrating the progress along the way. As you step into the New Year, may your aspirations and resolutions pave the way for a healthier, happier, and more fulfilling you.

Contact our team to schedule your tour of Allston + Stadium and kickstart your journey towards achieving your New Year’s resolutions in Berkeley, California. 

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