New year resolutions may seem a little bit naff but I think the start of a new year is a great time for a reset. I like to embrace the fresh start that January 1 brings so I thought it was apt to write this on New Years Eve and think about what I want to focus my efforts on in 2019. In a nut shell, it’s about looking after myself better. I devote a lot of energy to my family and my job, but my wellbeing comes last. I’m really excited about achieving more of a balance in my life!
Drink more water.
I feel like this makes it on to lots of lists every year. I’m notorious for going a whole day without water and shrivelling up like a prune! I’m going to download an app to reminder me and if that fails I might get my hands on the Ulla Smart Hydration Reminder attachment for my water bottle. It’s kind of sad that we’ve become so busy we need a device to remind us to hydrate, but here we are.
Use my NuSkin device more often.
I probably made my NuSkin Trinity Device purchase at the busiest time of the year because I have not been able to keep up with the facial exercises as well as I should have been. This kind of goes hand in hand with resolution 3, read on!
Go to bed at 9pm.
Sometimes I get stuck in an Instagram vortex and end up going to bed closer to 10pm and the next day I really feel it. My eldest child wakes up at 5.30am every morning so I absolutely need my 8 hours of rest. This will also help me to get my skincare routine done when I am less tired so I will be more likely to stick to my NuFace routine (see previous point).
Have more facials.
Instead of buying more skincare than I actually need, I’d like to put that money towards a monthly facial instead. It doesn’t have to be anything extravagant, just a monthly clear out to keep my skin on track and my products working at their optimum. The Little Beauty Room by Bronte is my favourite local salon and I love seeing Bronte for a Skin Juice facial. She does quick facials of 30 minutes which is great for the time poor like myself.
Prioritise my mental and physical health.
This is another one that I’m sure makes it on to lots of lists every year. 2018 was really tough for me in the mental health sense. Work was very demanding and self care fell by the wayside so much so that a few times I felt like my mind was on the brink of a meltdown. I suffer with anxiety and depression and there is much more I could be doing to help myself. I’d like to get back into meditation (I practice the transcendental meditation technique), to be more active and cook healthier meals.
Next week: A spotlight on Hyaluronic Acid