are you ready to kick off 2021 with healthy habits? today, i’m sharing five self-care habits for 2021. the past year has had many of us stressing and stewing about the ever-changing landscape. from the emails and comments i receive, i also know there are far too many of us who have put self-care and healthy habits on the back burner. what’s the point of making an effort when there’s no place to go? so we ignore our health and wellness routines, slip into our elastic waist sweatpants, veg out on the couch, and watch the news. and there just might be a bag of chips or box of cookies at our beck and call.
it’s time to change the negative for the positive. a positive attitude, that is. and it’s time to focus on self-care. health and wellness routines are meant to help us stay grounded, healthy, and organized. health focuses on our body and mind being free from illness, whereas wellness addresses our physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. but the surprising secret to aging well is a positive attitude. yes, exercise and diet work hand in hand when it comes to aging well, and we need to pay close attention to incorporating both into our lives. but did you know that research shows a positive attitude is just as important? so let’s look at the glass half full today and incorporate five self-care habits for 2021 that will put a smile on your face.
five self-care habits for 2021
#1 silk pillowcase
silk’s claim to fame is to help prevent wrinkles. if you’re a side sleeper, you know your cotton pillowcase causes friction and can cause sleep lines and wrinkles. even bed hair. but silk creates a smooth surface reducing the pressure and reducing facial wrinkles. plus, silk is hypoallergenic which is good for allergy sufferers. personally, i love sleeping on a opens in a new windowsilk pillowcase because i avoid crazy hair in the morning. silk fibers are similar to our hair which helps keep the hair smooth while sleeping.
#2 face masque
it’s time to masque up, ladies. and i’m not talking about the face masks we wear running errands. incorporating a opens in a new window face masque into your weekly routine will improve the overall appearance of your skin. it’s also a great way to set aside “me” time when we draw a hot bath, light a scented candle, and let the magic of the mask begin to work. brew an herbal tea or sip a glass of wine. either way, soak your cares away for twenty minutes. you’ll be drawn into a wonderful sensory experience that not only relaxes the mind and spirit but will leave you with fabulous skin.
#3 ten things to be grateful for
years ago, when my children were young, they would come home after school with a litany of complaints. after listening to their troubles, i would sit them down with pen and paper and ask them to write down ten things they are grateful for. there’s something therapeutic about gratitude. a grateful heart is a cornerstone to living a healthy, mindful life. it’s been proven that gratitude improves physical and psychological health. think of ten things you’re grateful for, write them down then speak them out loud. gratitude disconnects us from toxic, negative emotions and shifts our attention to positivity.
#4 buy a bouquet of flowers
not only will flowers put a smile on your face for their sheer beauty, but flowers are known for their psychological and physiological effect. flowers are known to lower blood pressure and reduce feelings of pain and anxiety. that’s why we often send flowers to hospital patients or someone feeling blue. adding a bouquet of flowers to your home can help you de-stress and relax. flowers are easily accessible these days at the grocery store, Trader Joe’s, or Target. but you can sign up for a subscription box at opens in a new windowUrban Stems. enjoy free delivery and save up to 10 to 25% on each delivery. opens in a new window The Celtic exudes a sense of time and grace. opens in a new windowThe Magnolia pairs nicely with a fluffy blanket and hot cocoa.
#5 put on makeup and a cute outfit
yes, it would be best if you made yourself a priority each and every day. by taking the time to get ready for your day and putting effort into your appearance, you’re telling yourself that you’re important and your day is important too. i can’t tell you how many women write in that they slipped into a slump this past year. what’s the point in getting ready when there’s no place to go? the point in getting ready isn’t about going out – it’s about YOU. so make a point to take a hot shower, pick out a cute outfit, and slap on some makeup. i promise you will feel like a million bucks!
as i mentioned, health and wellness routines are meant to help us stay grounded, healthy, and organized. but they’re not written in stone, so it’s easy to switch up your routine. it’s as easy as incorporating five self-care habits for 2021. happy Sunday, ladies!
what i wore this weekend.