New Years Resolutions With Baby Yoda
By Sara Butler
Image Source: Forbes
Have you watched “The Mandalorian” yet? If not, you’re really missing out. Not necessarily due to an exciting plot (though it’s not bad) or a mysterious helmeted anti-hero (he’s complicated), but because of the child, baby Yoda. Not to ruin anything, but he’s not baby Yoda, he’s just apparently the same mysterious species as Yoda -- and he’s the cutest thing this side of Alderaan. And when I say cute, I mean he can melt the frostiest heart in the galaxy -- and did.
I may be a bit obsessed with baby Yoda, but so is the rest of the internet. With the new year quickly approaching, I started to think about what lessons could be taken from the child as we start a brand new year. Here are a few New Year’s resolutions all you baby Yoda fans should consider.
Get Enough Sleep
You may not need to help out a friend with the defeat of a very cranky mud horn by using the force and then falling into a deep sleep as precious baby Yoda did, but we can all take a lesson from the child here -- sleep is important.
Of course, you know that your body needs sleep to rest and rejuvenate at the end of each day, but do you know about some of the other benefits? Studies have shown that getting enough sleep on a regular basis can:
- Boost your mood
- Improve the health of your heart
- Keep your blood sugar steady
- Improve the function of your immune system
- Help you maintain a healthy weight
Make sure to go to bed and wake up at about the same time each day as you shoot for a solid eight hours of sleep each and every night. And mete out your use of the force carefully, will you?
Cultivate Your Curiosity
Baby Yoda is at the tender age of 50 -- and he’s still curious about the world around him. I wouldn’t recommend pulling levers or pushing buttons on a console of a spaceship but staying curious throughout your life does have some solid benefits, such as:
- Keeping your mind active - When you’re curious, you ask questions and seek out answers. This has the great side effect of keeping your mind active as you get older. Remember, your mind is like a muscle. It becomes stronger when you exercise it; cultivating curiosity is one way to do that.
- Making you more observant - When you’re curious, your mind anticipates new ideas about the things you’re curious about. This leads to you noticing things you may not have before and makes the next great idea easier to come across.
- Opening up the world around you - When you remain curious throughout life, then possibilities stretch out before you. These possibilities might be hidden behind the humdrum of daily life, but thinking outside the box as you train your curious mind will help you to see things you may not have before.
- Keeping life exciting - Let’s face it, life isn’t always the most exciting thing in the world, especially if you get into a rut with your daily routine. Staying curious helps to keep you from feeling so bored with your life and can help inspire some new adventures along the way.
Sip on Some Bone Broth
What we’ve seen so far of baby Yoda’s diet doesn’t seem too varied -- frogs and bone broth. Some people really enjoy some frog legs, but more people should take a page from baby Yoda and enjoy some bone broth.
Bone broth is made from animal bones and is highly nutritious. It’s been enjoyed by humans as far back as our prehistoric ancestors and has made a bit of a comeback in recent years. Bone broth is incredibly healthy for you. It has a wide variety of vitamins and minerals your body needs to function optimally, it’s easy to digest, it’s hydrating, it may help to fight chronic inflammation, and it’s really good for the health of your joints and connective tissues.
You can find bone broth already made at many grocery stores or you can make your own with leftover bones from just about any animal. Save your leftover bones in the freezer, ask your local butcher, or procure some at the farmers market. Bones are inexpensive and the broth is incredibly easy to make at home.
The Mandalorian has my rapt attention and I can’t wait to see where it goes. As I wait for the story to unfold, I’m busy knitting my own baby Yoda ears and putting his little life lessons to good use to live 2020 with full force.
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