It’s hard to believe, last year flew by so fast and New Year is already here. After a long and hectic holiday season it’s time to slow down and set up our intentions for a positive year ahead. December is all about running around to this store and that festive gathering, and while it’s wonderful to catch up with friends and family, this eventful time can take quite a toll on your mental and physical health. This is why setting resolutions (or intentions) that will benefit you is so important.
We prefer to do this old school!
Grab a pen and paper and start writing down your goals for an inspirational year. Any new undertaking has a better chance of thriving within your already chaotic live if each step is carefully taken, starting with the smallest. “Dream big, start small, act now.”
Use our tips to guide you and motivate you to make resolutions that will truly benefit you and your family as you navigate your way through this fresh new 365 days.
Start your day a little different
Hands up if the first thing you currently do when your alarm goes off is hit snooze or immediately fire up Instagram so you can start your scrolling for the day.
We certainly aren’t here to judge, but with a whole new year stretching ahead why not start the day in a more beneficial way for your mental and physical well-being?
Try and stay off your phone until after breakfast (those emails can wait!) and make yourself some warm water with the juice of half a lemon to help gently detoxify your liver, boost your immune system and get your digestive system up and running for the day. For a bit of variety, try one of these recipes for a detox water with mint, lavender or berries.
Treat your body to an underarm detox
So, you may have heard of detoxing through juice cleanses or perhaps yoga is your favorite way to indulge in sweaty full body detoxes on the regular, but are you aware of the role your armpits play in detoxing?
When we sweat our bodies flush out toxins, but the sad fact is that many of us interfere with this process by wearing antiperspirants that contain aluminum to completely block the sweat glands.
An underarm detox involves ditching your antiperspirant and allowing your body to go through a detox so you can come out on the other side with happier, nicer smelling pits! If you already switched to a natural deodorant, regular underarm detox can help neutralized odor-causing bacteria even further, thus extending effectiveness of your deodorant through the day.
This article, Underarm Detox: Making a Clean Switch, will help you to detox in a safe and gentle way, and we highly recommend sticking with it! Check out our full body detoxing range where every product is multi-purpose and can be used under your arms and on the rest of your body!
Eating clean seems to be everyone’s top priority of every New Year, only to “fall off the wagon” midway through January.
This happens because most people are too drastic, eating a diet that’s mainly full of greens and not much else.
We believe in moderation, and by setting one day a week to indulge in a naughty treat or by experimenting in the kitchen to create a healthier versions of your favorite treats, you will never feel like you are depriving yourself.
Eating healthier and cleaner should become a lifestyle and not a temporary solution to fit into a bathing suit or for anyone else's approval.
If you start switching out processed foods for healthy greens, nuts, seeds, dark chocolate and a rainbow of fruits and veggies, and you do it with the goal of feeling better emotionally, physically and mentally, then you are far more likely to stick with it for good. Eating healthy does not have to be boring!
Let detoxing be the theme of your year to help flush out toxins and feel better inside and out!
Did we mention that your skin will glow so bright, everyone will be asking what brand of highlighter you’re using!
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