It’s no secret that this past year has been difficult, making it even more pertinent to start off 2021 on a positive foot. If you’re looking to actively take steps to put this in motion, consider making some investments in yourself before the new year begins. There are plenty of simple yet impactful upgrades you can make in the coming weeks to ensure you feel confident, motivated and healthy before beginning another turn around the sun.
There is truly no denying the importance of a good night's sleep. Studies have shown that getting the right amount of sleep can boost mental wellbeing, among other benefits. With all this in mind, a perfect investment to make before the new year is the purchase of new bedding. The wrong set of sheets can cause overheating in bed, which can leave you tossing and turning at night and resulting in less hours of quality sleep. If you’re someone who usually runs hot while you sleep, a great investment as you enter the new year is a set of bamboo sheets that will keep you cool and help you regulate your temperature at night. Make sure to set yourself up with bedding that caters directly to your sleeping habits as this will allow you to get better sleep overall, helping you to feel more energized in the year to come.
Being cooped up inside can make it hard to feel motivated enough to develop healthy habits. If you’re someone who wants to start investing more in your wellness, consider incorporating collagen powder into your morning routine. As the body’s most abundant protein, collagen helps provide structure and elasticity to skin, hair, nails, joints and more. As we age, however, the body’s natural collagen production declines, which is why we recommend adding collagen supplements to your diet. Looking to get started? Reach for our Original Collagen Peptides, an unflavored collagen powder that dissolves in both hot and cold liquids for a seamless addition to your wellness routine. Just scoop, stir into your favorite recipes and enjoy!
As we wrap up a year that has been full of stress and uncertainty, making an investment that will boost your self-confidence is a great way for you to feel certain of yourself before the new year. Finding ways to get more use out of what you have in your closet can help you to better embrace your sense of style. Set a goal to ditch the sweatpants in the coming months and wear clothes that make you feel the most like you. The perfect investment to guarantee you look and feel your absolute best in every outfit is by layering your clothes on top of smoothing shapewear from Skims to eliminate creases and seams and accentuate your best features. Shapewear might also keep you from purchasing new clothes in the coming year by helping you find a new love for the clothes you already have and making you feel your best in your own skin.
Whether you actively keep a journal or not, it’s a known fact that journaling can improve mental health. As there is no denying that 2020 has been incredibly anxiety inducing, purchasing a journal to track your moods and thoughts is the perfect habit to set up before the new year begins. Sometimes the best way to understand how you’re feeling is by writing it down, word for word. Journaling doesn't have to be a long and involved process, in fact, you only really need to carve out about 10 minutes of your time to get the full effect of this practice. Consider investing in a simple goal journal to help you keep track of what you want to accomplish in the coming days, months and year. Prioritize yourself first through mindfulness and a deeper understanding of the kind of person you want to be in the future.
A New Routine
Finally, a solid time investment to make for yourself in the coming weeks is the establishment of a new (and healthy) routine. Though this might seem like a daunting task, a new routine can be as simple as making extra time during the day to drink more water, or as involved as mapping out specific workouts for your entire week. Take five minutes to identify what you’d like to incorporate into your day, and then look for places in your schedule where you can fit them in. There are plenty of things you can/should do every morning that are easy additions. From adding collagen powder to your smoothie to committing yourself to boost your confidence, new year prep is all about establishing a routine that puts you first.