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Self-Care Resolutions To Take Into The New Year

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This New Year might be the best year to start some New Year’s resolution self-care edition! Self-care is all over the place, and it is perfect for EVERYONE who wants to bring some improvements to your life!

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If you are someone who loves to set New Year’s resolutions but has a hard time keeping up with them, this list is for you. These New Year’s self care resolutions are simple and can be achieved with some desire to keep up with them!

It might take some extra effort, and even when you’re tired, you are not going to want to do it, but when you stick to it, you will notice a difference in your life!

This post is all about New Year’s Resolution: self-care!

Why Should We Bring Self-Care Routines Into Our Lives?

Self-care is an amazing tool we have at our disposal that can make us feel immensely better!

But you might be asking if self-care is even worth the effort, and let me tell you… it is!

One benefit of self-care is knowing that you’re worth it. Putting effort into yourself shows yourself that you care and that you believe that you are worth a little extra time and attention.

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Prove to yourself that you are worth more than you think.

Another reason to care about self care is that it teaches you to enjoy even the smallest of things. It can be a form of meditation to slow down and enjoy just being.

I have a whole post about self care benefits that you wouldn’t think of if you need some more convincing.

New Year’s Self Care Routines

Here are some simple New Year’s self-care resolutions that you can consider:

Change Your Morning Routine:

Start your day with a calm and relaxing routine to set a positive tone for the rest of the day.

Look into the French Girl Morning Routine to get some great ideas for a relaxing morning! (I love this post from Cafe Genevine)!

Try to resist your phone for at least 5 minutes after you wake up.

Take some time to breathe and enjoy your own company.

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If you have pets, play with them for a few minutes (or cuddle!).

Some great goal ideas would be to drink a glass of water before you get on your phone or prepare your outfits the night before!

Practice Mindfulness:

Take time each day to be present and mindful, helping reduce stress and increase focus.

Even just two minutes in the morning or night when you are laying in bed to just notice how you feel and the world around you can make all the difference.

Try it out next time you are driving or falling asleep to just feel.

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Cook Something New Each Week:

This can help you eat more healthily and also be a fun way to explore new cuisines.

The great thing about this is that if you live alone or cook for only a few people, then you will also have leftovers for another meal which will help you save some extra cash!

Eating at home will help your budget and your health because it takes a lot more work to cook unhealthy dishes than it does to throw some chicken and veggies in the air fryer with minute rice from the microwave!

If you need some healthy meal ideas, let me know because I have tons that I keep in my arsenal!

Read More Books:

Reading can be a great way to relax and learn something new.

This is my absolute favorite pass time because it gives me time to really be present in a story.

It helps to remind me how to romanticize my own life and not overlook moments that I might not have even paid attention to in the first place.

I highly recommend the Libby app if you have a library card because you have almost unlimited access to free books right at your fingertips!

I love to use Libby for my audiobooks because they can be so expensive, but with Libby, I always have a book on hand that I listen to in the car, on my work break, and while falling asleep (there’s an excellent sleep timer feature!)

Here is my winter tbr if you are looking for some books to read (there is a little from every genre!)

Create a Cleaning Schedule:

A clean and organized environment can help improve your mood and productivity.

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Try to implement a five-minute-a-day cleaning routine where you go out of your way to clean one thing.

Even just wiping down a few counters and throwing some Pinesol in the toilet will make a huge difference!

If you struggle with ADHD, or Depression then I know how hard cleaning can be for you, here is a post all about cleaning for people with depression.

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Practice Daily Gratitude:

Taking time each day to reflect on what you’re grateful for can help foster a positive mindset.

Write down five things you are grateful for each day to get started, and you will start to notice that it becomes easier and more manageable.

You will see things you are grateful for throughout your day without even trying!

Try to make it a habit to tell people when you are thankful for them or something they have done for you. This can really change someone’s day and help you be more intentional.

Look After Your Physical Health:

Regular exercise and a balanced diet can greatly improve your mental health.

This is definitely the most popular New Year resolution for self-care, but I have to mention it because it can really be a game changer.

Try not to set numerical goals for yourself, but more of a feeling.

Do you want to feel more satiated throughout the day? Eat more complex carbs and fiber.

Want to gain some extra muscle so it is easier to move through life? Eat more protein.

See how these goals aren’t focused on the scale but more on how you feel.

If you struggle with anxiety, here is a post all about anxiety meal plan ideas and what foods you can start to incorporate into your routine.

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Prioritize Sleep:

Make sure you’re getting enough sleep each night. Good sleep is crucial for overall health.

Try to tire out your brain during the day by doing challenging things. For me, this means writing as much as I have time for and doing some homework!

This will help your brain turn off before you go to sleep.

If you struggle with sleeping because your brain just keeps going, then try to have a notebook by your bed where you can write anything that is bothering you, or you are worried you will forget.

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Go to sleep a little earlier than you normally would so that your body has plenty of time to rejuvenate.

Invest in Your Community & Relationships:

Building strong relationships and contributing to your community can bring a sense of fulfillment.

This could mean attending a local class or group or volunteering once a month.

This can help you feel more connected with others and help you develop a sense of pride in your community.

Getting to know more people from different backgrounds also just helps you become a better person because you will see other ways of life.

Learn from those around you and make it a New Years self-care resolution to get together with people that you love!

Prioritize Eco-friendly Choices:

Adopt more sustainable habits to help protect the environment.

If you are looking for some new years self improvement, then this could be a great place to start because it will really push you to think outside the box.

Start by using up what you already have because that is the most economically friendly choice.

Then use the empty containers and wrappers in a new way instead of throwing them out. Then invest in eco-friendly choices!

Remember, the key to maintaining resolutions is to make them achievable and relevant to your life. Good luck!

Well, There You Go

This post was all about New Year’s Resolution: Self-care!

If you want some more self care ideas, here is a post on self care to-do lists that can give you a million ways to incorporate more self care into your routine!

Don’t forget to be gentle on yourself and not to push yourself farther than you have to.

These self-care resolutions are for improving your life and not to get down on yourself if you mess up.

Progress is not linear so don’t beat yourself up if you fall backwards.

Comment below with your New Years Resolutions and remember to spread love!

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