After the crazy year we all had in 2020, we can all use a boost. The New Year not only presents a nice clean slate for goals and resolutions, it’s also a great opportunity to practice more self-care, compassion, and kindness. We’re jumpstarting the year with six ways to be kind to yourself in 2021.
Drink That Water
We all know drinking water is important, but how important is it really? In Buzzfeed’s 30-day water challenge video, the consulted nutritionist clarified. The classic eight glasses of eight ounces of water per day guideline is the minimum amount your body needs to not encounter problems. Wow, that’s a lot of water! It can feel daunting, but a cute, refillable water bottle to use throughout the day can serve as a reminder and motivator to stay hydrated. Be kind to yourself and keep your mind feeling sharp and by making sure you’re drinking enough water daily. Your glowing skin will thank you.
Block Blue Light
Between working remotely and keeping ourselves entertained at home, for most of us screen time is at an all-time high. But the blue light our electronics emit can be detrimental to our overall health. Not only can it interrupt natural sleep patterns, Harvard Health warns it also “may contribute to the causation of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and obesity.” Yikes! Thankfully, wearing a pair of blue-blocking glasses can be an easy way to help mitigate some of these risks. Cosmopolitan has gathered several stylish options to choose from for blue-light-blocking glasses, so find a pair you like, enjoy guilt-free screen time and be kind to your eyes.
Treat Your Nails
Nailcare may seem like a small luxury, but it can make a big self-care impact. Kindly treat yourself to fresh manicures and pedicures from the comfort of your own home, with Olive & June’s Mani System and Pedi System. Their bootcamp videos and tutorials teach the art of great nail care in an approachable way, and their long-lasting, smooth polishes make the process fun and the end results super satisfying.
Floss for Fun
Okay, maybe calling flossing “fun” is a stretch, but we’ve found a better way! If we’re honest, most of us have dentists nudging (sometimes pleading) us to floss more, but even though the task seems simple enough, for some reason it doesn’t always get done. Cue BURST, a sleek water flosser that will make all our lives easier. It painlessly helps to dislodge any pesky plaque or particles that could otherwise cause decay. A healthy mouth will positively impact the rest of your self-care goals for the year. And you’ll be sure to feel a bonus jolt of joy when your dentist slow claps at your next appointment.
Take Your Vitamins
Immunity is trending, and you should get in on it. One of the best, easiest ways to take care of our health on a daily basis is to take a multivitamin and Ritual has us covered with clinically backed vitamins “formulated to help fill nutrients gaps” in our everyday diets. Not only is their simple bottle pretty and inspiring to look at on our countertops, their capsules vegan friendly, gluten and major allergen-free. Be kind to your body by leveling up your brain health, bone health, iron, and antioxidants.
Soak Up Sunshine
Few things are better for your overall wellbeing than soaking up some magical sunshine! After making sure you’re protected with a pair of sunglasses and a generous dose of SPF, our Graphic 4-Piece Outdoor Seating Set is one of the best outdoor furniture collections for sinking into relaxation and sun-soaking. The contemporary outdoor furniture set is made from powder-coated aluminum that is extremely sturdy but also lightweight. This patio furniture set features acrylic Sunbrella® cushions that are fade- and mildew-resistant. And they’re removable for easy peasy cleaning. Available in a variety of neutral and bright finishes and fabrics, Graphic will become your go-to sunspot and sweet outdoor escape.
Be kind and compassionate to yourself, because we could all use an extra dose of self-care.