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As we welcome in the new year, this comes the perfect opportunity for self care, reflection and goal setting.
With 48% of new years resolution being based around improving health & a whopping 50% closing to exercise you are not alone! Pair up with a friend and encourage each other to make little tweaks to promote a better wellbeing.
Making small steps is proven to have a lasting result on achieving the goals long term.
Most common new years resolutions are -
Spending time with friends
Simple changes as to restricting certain types of foods or alcohol so many days of the week or setting a budget on unnecessary spends, or pre booking a monthly meet up with besties can be all it takes for you to see a change.
Self care is something we always try to bump to the top of the list and this often comes with multiple benefits - better wellbeing, being more organised, eating well and improving our mental health.
According to National Institute of Mental Health - here are some tips to help you get started with self-care:
Get regular exercise. Just 30 minutes of walking every day can help boost your mood and improve your health. Small amounts of exercise add up, so don’t be discouraged if you can’t do 30 minutes at one time.
Eat healthy, regular meals and stay hydrated. A balanced diet and plenty of water can improve your energy and focus throughout the day. Also, limit caffeinated beverages such as soft drinks or coffee.
Make sleep a priority. Stick to a schedule, and make sure you’re getting enough sleep. Blue light from devices and screens can make it harder to fall asleep, so reduce blue light exposure from your phone or computer before bedtime.
Try a relaxing activity. Explore relaxation or wellness programs or apps, which may incorporate meditation, muscle relaxation, or breathing exercises. Schedule regular times for these and other healthy activities you enjoy such as journaling.
Set goals and priorities. Decide what must get done now and what can wait. Learn to say “no” to new tasks if you start to feel like you’re taking on too much. Try to be mindful of what you have accomplished at the end of the day, not what you have been unable to do.
Practice gratitude. Remind yourself daily of things you are grateful for. Be specific. Write them down at night, or replay them in your mind.
Focus on positivity. Identify and challenge your negative and unhelpful thoughts.
Stay connected. Reach out to your friends or family members who can provide emotional support and practical help.
Products we love which can help with improving self care -
We encourage you to make some simple steps and see what results you get.
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