It’s mid-January. How’s your New Year’s Resolution going?
We put a lot of pressure on ourselves in the beginning of the year. We say we’re going to read more, go to the gym, lose 10lbs, stay away from ice cream. But let’s be honest, by the end of February we’ve given up or forgotten and we go back to normal.
Already feeling down on yourself for slacking on your resolution? We put together some doable resolutions you can incorporate into your everyday life for a better 2018.
Move Your Body
Most people make resolutions about working out more. We spend a ton of money on new gym memberships and say we’re going to make it to yoga class at least four times a week or spin class every day. While those can be great resolutions for people who are already active, do those resolutions really last for most of us?
How about making it a goal to stretch every morning? Allow yourself to breathe deeply while your mind and body wake up. Reach your arms and legs out under the covers and allow your muscles to wake up. Spread your fingers and toes. Sit up slowly and gently move your head from side to side. Raise your foot up and stretch your calves. Stand up and reach for the ceiling. This will take three minutes and your mind and body will thank you for it.
Take Care of You
Take some time for self-care. Does that mean locking your kids out of the bathroom and allowing yourself a half hour for a bath and face mask? Getting in bed a little early to read that book you keep meaning to finish? Or maybe you’re the kind of person who feels best after a great workout and need to set your alarm clock a little earlier to get to yoga class for your daily sun salutations.
You know how flight attendants tell you to put your oxygen mask on first, and then help the person next to you? There’s something to that! We can’t run on our optimal capacity if we neglect ourselves. Think about how much care we put into our cars–we get regular oil changes, keep it looking clean (usually), make sure it has all the oils and fuel and liquids it needs to keep going. Check in with yourself. Really, how are you doing? And what’s something you could do for you to make yourself feel a little better?
Drink More Tea
Everyone knows that tea is good for you–it’s good for your immunity, and L-theanine found in tea calms and reduces anxiety while also offering focus. And while I know all this, if I’m being real, sometimes even steeping a bag of tea can be too much work. I can’t tell you how many bad cups of tea I’ve had to chug with my nose pinched closed (or just poured it out) because I let the tea bag steep for too long.
Then I discovered Pique Tea Crystals and getting my recommended 3-5 cups of tea a day has never been easier. Organic tea flavors come in stick packs that dissolve completely in hot water and have 6x the antioxidants of a regular tea bag. Keep them in your purse, desk, favorite jacket pocket so you can stick with this resolution no matter where you are. The best part? I reached out to Pique, and they’re generously offering 30% off your first purchase on any one of their amazing bundles if you use the code “CBD”. (Shopping tip: My favorite is the Mint Sencha that dissolves completely in hot or cold water!)
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Small steps can make a big difference over a year. Here’s to a happier and healthier you in 2018.