Why is it come January we think we need to completely upend our lives? Shouldn’t our goals always include living a life that doesn’t need to be completely redone every 12 months?
We think that January actually is a good time for a little self-nourishment- mid-winter, post-Christmas holiday hustle and bustle. Most of us are feeling the need to nurture our minds and bodies, to slow down a little, to treat ourselves with the loving care we deserve. There’s a reason why the concept of hygge has become a global talking point.
Here’s a few tips from us to help ease you into 2018:
Slow down– winter is the perfect time for restorative movements that protect and nourish our bodies. Yin yoga and Tai Chi are perfect examples.
Ground yourself in nature– take a quick stroll around the block in the evening, hit the woods or a park on the weekend. Take deep, cleansing breathes, listening to the crunch of the leaves underfoot, enjoy the sight of your breathe on the frosty air.
Eat clean– chances are event the very good amongst us has indulged a bit on processed foods over the last few weeks. Too much Prosecco, too many canapes, too much sugar. Give your body a treat now with nourishing stews, thick soup and lots of winter vegetables.
Get cozy– candles, fires, blankets, fuzzy slippers, flannel sheets. Make January a month to pamper yourselves with lush textures, glowing lighting and warmth.
Self-loving– want to change something about yourself in 2018? Set a goal of being better at loving yourself. Be kinder to yourself and those around you. Journal, meditate, set intentions. Practice consistent self-love.