How to deal with 2023
New year’s Eve feels more cheerful and promising than it was in many years, a true celebration as the future holds hope in 2023. Annual resolutions have been more crucial as a way to take stock of what’s truly important in your life - and you should pause to reflect long before family and friends cheer at midnight on December 31. If living through a global pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that we shouldn’t’t take health and wellness for granted. In 2023, zeroing in on your body, mind and soul is a great way to organise your long term goals for the new year.
And focusing on your health and well-being doesn’t always translate into a new diet or workout plan. Expand your sights on taking charge of your mental health, finally optimising a better sleep routine or diving headfirst into reclaiming your space.
Create a list of attainable New Year’s resolutions that allow you to make healthier lifestyle tweaks every day. You’ll start the year with stronger, well-nourished body and an enriched mind if you adopt any of the daily objectives we are sharing here. Our resolutions help you calm down, easing stress and anxiety, while taming the crazy end and flow of daily life - featuring some of the best tips and life-saving tricks from our Good Housekeeping Institute experts.
Stay on track with resolutions using a planner to help you, checking off daily fitness goals and frequent decluttering tasks that feel much more achievable. This year, its time to put you first.
Anxiety can nag at anyone during any season, in all parts of like - and it can be easy to let the idea of the future or past experiences inform your reality if the present. Practicing mindfulness means doing everything you can to be grateful for what you have in the moment, where you are in life, and who you are right now.
Cook something new each week
Everyone wants to eat healthier in the new year, but you should also try to eat more diverse food. After all, variety is the spice of life. This year, choose an easy dinner recipe you’ve never tried before at least once a week.
Read more books
January is the perfect time of year to sit at the beach with a new book. To keep yourself accountable all year long, why not link up with friends and peers to connect over the best pages you’ve read?
Drink less alcohol
You already know you don’t need to drink to have fun - so why not to make this year the one you cut back and join the sober curious movement ? Doing so can help improve your mood, sleep, skin and your immune system. Plus, it’ll also help you save money in the long term run.
Commit to a helthier sleep routine
So many issues can be traced back to a poor night's sleep. And yet, there is so much more that we can aim to improve beyond a reasonable bedtime. Creating a plan to improve your sleep hygiene - the habits you maintain to get good sleep every night - may look different for everyone, as it depends on when you need to be active and working throughout the day. Your brain actually relies on cues to regulate your internal circadian rhythm, and the choices you make throughout the day can interfere with these. Start taking charge of your sleep by mastering these 10 to-dos as the year progresses.
Get in a body positive mindset
Social media can be a big asset in helping you jumpstart new health goals in 2023 - but it can also be easy to get led astray by certain trends and social pressures. There is a growing movement that embraces all shapes, sizes, colours, strengths, abilities (and disabilities!) If you know where to look.
Learn a new skill
Leaving your home to learn something new from an expert located across the world isn't necessary anymore. Turn to global leaders and celebrity leaders to boost your memory skills and more.
Invest in your skincare routine
And no, we don’t mean load up on foundation. Streamline your daily routine to allow yourself some time to incorporate products that really relish your skin, not weight it down. Rather than focusing on covering up find what’s really good for you and you skin.
Make chaotic zones calm
Make your home a calm, happy space. Set up a simple system for tiding. Them move art, potteries or flowers and move it around. You can be a little cheeky because it’s your own space.
Bathe for a better sleep
Next time you have trouble nodding off, there is a research -backed idea that could help: take a hot bath ! It helped people fall asleep about 10 minutes earlier and have better quality snooze.
The best time to it? About an hour or two before bedtime, says most research.
(Have a look at our bath salts in store!)
Ease stress with kindness
Kindness toward yourself, that is! Recent research shows that practicing self-compassion slowed people’s heart rate and sweating, two symptoms our bodies produce when under chronic stress. So take some time each day to focus on something you love about yourself.
Light up some incense and relax!
Make your home more fragrant
Because smell is associated with the parts of the brain that process emotion and store memories, certain aromas can affect mood.
Research shows that vanilla makes people more relaxed and joyful (mmm, baking), while peppermint can boost energy and lavender can zap stress.
Circadian Rhythms - National institute of General Medical Science - https://nigms.nih.gov/education/fact-sheets/Pages/circadian-rhythms.aspx