This New Year consider adding some new things to your mix instead of taking things away.

Hit the gym

Working out is one of the best things anyone can do for themselves, but the challenge is being consistent. Even if you’re only working out for 10 minutes, if you’re doing it five days a week it totally counts as a healthy habit. The options are endlessly easy from joining gym, taking a class, downloading a workout app or just following a fitness-based Instagram account. Pick something you can stick to and the only thing you’ll be giving up is inches.

Try meditating

You don’t have to be a monk to meditate or experience the anxiety- and stress-reducing benefits of meditation. There are a variety of different ways to meditate, which can make it easy to get overwhelmed. Rest assured, it’s just as easy to practice. Meditation apps like Headspace will guide you through short exercises and teach you gradually how to turn off your brain for your benefit.

Eat more vegetables and drink more water

So much of New Year’s resolutions are about keeping food out of your mouth, we frequently forget about putting good stuff in it. Research shows that nearly half of Americans don’t drink enough water, and don’t even get us started on vegetables. So before you give up carbs or chocolate, consider diluting it with eight glasses of water and some spinach.

Start volunteering

A great New Year’s addition is to give something up in the New Year. Giving something back can make you feel great. Donating money, food and clothing are all awesome contributions, but those feel-good moments don’t always stick with you. Volunteering for a cause you’re passionate about allows you to feel that for as long as you can commit to it, while giving you a chance to become a part of a larger community. Those experiences could lead to new friendships, career opportunities and more in the coming year. One thing is for sure — taking action will get you further than deprivation ever did, no matter where you end up.