Wellness tips and selfcare routines for the new year
Let’s be honest, the last two years have been stressful for many of us. We’ve experienced a lot of change and felt stagnant at the same time. As 2022 looms closer, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about what we want out of a whole new year. In the last couple of years, hustle and grind have been replaced by self-care and a balanced lifestyle. The one thing the last two years have taught us is how to slow down and take stock of what’s important to each of us.
So we’ve rounded up some wellness tips and self-care routines for you to consider incorporating in the new year.
Get your zzz’s
This might sound simple but getting enough good quality sleep really sets you up for success. It recharges you, helps with weight loss, stress, mood, and mental clarity. Proper sleep helps you be more productive and effective.
Just like sleep, drinking enough water each day is crucial for you to function. Many people do not drink enough water, with the average person only drinking about only 60% of the water they need daily. Drink a glass of water when you wake up - it’s the most important time to hydrate as you’ve just spent at least 8 hours not hydrating. Other tactics include buying a motivational water bottle or using an app that reminds you to drink water - whatever works for you!
With many of us still working from home these days, it’s more important than ever to take breaks to be active. Get up and move every hour or two, even if it’s just a 10-minute walk, a light stretch, or a quick workout at your desk - just something to get your heart rate up and blood flowing. Moving also helps give your mind a break as well.
For many of us, especially those working from home, device fatigue is real. Try to reduce the amount of time spent on devices each day. It doesn’t have to be anything drastic - try turning off alerts or putting your phone on airplane mode for some valuable time offline.
Give yourself lymphatic drainage facials
Using massage therapy tools like gua shas and techniques that stimulate the muscles, skin, and lymphatic system, you can relax your face muscles to help alleviate tension and stress. Incorporating gua sha massages can also help reduce stress lines, sculpt face muscles, decrease the look of wrinkles, increase circulation and blood flow.
Get regular check-ups
It’s so important to get regular check-ups as there are many cancers that women are at high-risk for such as breast cancer and cervical cancer. See your doctor if you have recurring UTIs (urinary tract infections), yeast infections, or BV (bacteria vaginosis) as they could lead to more serious ailments if left unchecked.
Get in touch with your sexual side
Take care of your muff
She does a lot for you. Wear vagina-friendy underwear, use natural products that won’t irritate. Eat foods that promote good vaginal health. Do vaginal exercises to strengthen your pelvic floor. Don’t use douches.
Take care of your mental health
Part of a well-rounded self-care routine is taking care of your mental health so make sure you’re protecting yours. These days, issues like burnout, imposter syndrome, and anxiety are common so it helps to talk to someone - whether that’s a friend or family member, or a counselor.
See you in 2022!