January is definitely the self-care month. Everyone is thinking about ways to start the year off right with good habits.
Here are a few tips on how to focus yourself and treat yourself:
- Take the 16 Personalities Test
- Watch Tidying Up with Marie Kondo on Netflix
- Treat yourself – spa day? new hair cut? manicure/pedicure? dermatologist appointment?
- Grocery shop, meal prep and eat healthy
- Book a holiday/vacation
I took the 16 Personalities test and it said my personality was an “executive.” I’m loyal and enjoy having fun, but I find it difficult to read other people’s emotions and can be stubborn. Basically, this test nailed me. Examining yourself and understanding your personality is always healthy.
My partner says: self-assess, self-correct, and self-promote.
Understanding who you are and being aware of your flaws is the first step so you can correct and push yourself to be the best version of you.
I enjoy having a clean space, and let’s be honest, everyone is watching Marie Kondo on Netflix because it is too cold to be outside in January. As she would say, find the joy in your “stuff” and chuck everything else out. I always try and start a new year with a closet purge, which is really hard for me because I love clothes. So if I can do it, so can you! (I will admit I’ve only managed to get rid of a few things… so need to do more purging.)
After you finish, you will be emotionally exhausted so you should treat yourself. For me, I booked a hair appointment to trim off the dead-ends from coloring my hair last summer. It’s weird how something like dead-ends can add stress to your life without you realizing it. Anything can count as treating yourself though:
- Was there a yoga outfit you really wanted to buy to inspire you to workout?
- Do you bite your nails; therefore, you are in desperate need of a manicure?
- Have you always wanted to get a Vitamix so you can make smoothies at home?
Exercise. Hit the gym. No one likes to do it, but you will better after you do. The first step, get a gym membership. A lot of places are running special promotions in January. For example, I’m trying out Gold’s Gym for the first three months. I also have a smartwatch to track my fitness – remember this blog post where I shared my 30-minute high-intensity-interval-training and 10-minute ab workout and this awesome Misfit Wearables?
I personally feel better when I’m eating healthier. Over the holidays, I definitely overindulged in my favorites snacks, desserts and fast food restaurants (recalling all the road-trip food ). I find the best way for me to be eat well with my schedule is if I meal prep on the weekend.
If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know I love travelling. My personal goal is to leave the U.S. once a year. This year, I’ve been thinking about Cuba – leave your comments with tips and recommendations of places to go this year!
I love travelling, and when I book a holiday I immediately get excited because now I have something to look forward to for the year. If you don’t like travelling, booking any form of holiday or special occasion would work. The idea is that if you know you have something exciting planned for later in the year, you know there will be a reward for all your hard work.
Don’t give up! You can do it! (Or at least we can struggle to do it together!)
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