New Year is the time to make essential changes and press the reset button. So many of us look to make new year’s resolutions, but only 8% of people keep them? We think they should be simple and easy to achieve. It’s essential to come up with resolutions which are going to enhance your health and happiness and make 2020 your best year yet. We’ve put together our ten recommendations to get you started.
1. Treat yourself to regular self-care
Many of us get overwhelmed with our busy day to day lives and we forget to take time out for ourselves. One easy way to manage this is to give yourself ten minutes every morning before reaching for your phone. Maybe plan out your day in your head or enjoy some morning reading with your coffee. Starting your day with a bit of your time will help you feel much calmer and lead to a more positive day.
2. Get more sleep
We know it’s easier said than done, but it’s important to get at least seven hours of sleep a night. It will help you to feel your best. Lack of sleep is going to affect your physical, emotionally and will even affect your skin.
You can follow a few tips to help increase your amount of sleep:
- Maintain a similar bedtime
- Power down screen time an hour before bed
- Find the right temperature for your bedroom
- Try to de-stress before bed.
3. Start taking supplements
Start 2020 the right way by adding a skin, hair and nails supplement to your morning routine. Starting your day with a liquid supplement, helps to start your day off right. The 50ml daily bottles are scientifically formulated and include Collagen, Biotin, Hyaluronic Acid and other active ingredients. They are convenient and easy to take and show excellent results in just 30 days, so the first of January is a great time to start.
4. Try something new
If there’s a hobby you’ve always wanted to take up or something new you’ve wanted to try, now is the perfect opportunity to start. Taking up something new can be a great way to bring a little me time and meet new people. This will help boost your confidence and wellbeing. However avoid pressure to commit, as you want it to remain enjoyable.
5. Make time for your skincare
Morning and evening skincare routines are so important, and it’s vital to set time aside every day to fit it in. Here is our article on why you need a morning and afternoon skincare routine? Alternatively, if you’ve had the same method for a while, you may need to change up your skincare routines.
6. Enjoy a nutritious breakfast
Often if you are short of time, skipping breakfast can seem like the best option; however, you need it to get through the morning. It boosts your metabolism and keeps your blood sugar’s stable. We know it can be challenging to muster the energy or time to think of putting together breakfast. So we’ve put together our favourite quick and nutritious breakfast ideas to spark up your day!
7. Wear suncream every day
To protect and care for your skin from the effects of the sun, you need to wear suncream every day even in the winter. Regularly wearing suncream helps to combat the UVA/UVB rays, which can damage your skin. You can read our ultimate guide to sun protection here.
8. Look after your hair
Our hair struggles in the winter, with the dry air and harsh weathers. Which means you need to put in a little extra effort to keep it healthy. It’s a great tip to add it into your new year’s resolution. Find out what cold weather does to your hair and what you can do to help it.
9. Take care of your nails
Our nails and cuticles are usually an area which gets neglected. However, it’s essential to take care of them to prevent breakage, dry skin and brittle nails. You can find tips on restoring brittle nails here.
- Keep nails dry and clean
- Use a supplement with Biotin
- Use moisturiser daily
10. Read more books
Reading is a great way to escape from our day to day reality and spend less time on our electronic devices. Why not make it your resolution to read and enjoy more books to improve your overall wellness. Reading more can also help improve vocabulary, concentration and thinking skills so what more reason do you need?