What are your thoughts on starting fresh for the new year? Like many, you might be looking forward to the new opportunities that will come in 2021. In order to start the year off on the right foot, here are 5 ideas that might help you stay happy and healthy.
1. Make yourself a morning person
Waking up early has many advantages. Starting your day with calmness, mindfulness and gratitude will set the tone for the rest of your day. Not only does waking up early allow more time to be productive on busy days or to relax on a day off, but it can also help to manage time and stress.
Once you start waking up earlier, the extra time is yours to spend. Maybe you want to finish those tasks you’ve been putting aside, or maybe you just want peaceful time to enjoy a cup of coffee, completely alone in your kitchen listening to your favorite morning playlist. Our suggestion is to take some time at the start of every day to focus on being present in the moment. Life is hectic, and we’re constantly being pulled in different directions. The morning is the perfect time to catch up with yourself.
2. Exercise and meditate at home
We know life can be stressful, but it’s important to detach yourself from the pressure you often feel at work and home. Yoga and meditation keep you stress-free and help to relax. Incorporating yoga into your day—whether alone or with the whole family—is a great way to keep your body, mind and soul healthy.
Going to a class at your local yoga studio might not be an option, but it’s easy to plan your own yoga session at home. First, choose a time that works for you—maybe in the early morning right after waking up before you have breakfast. Create your own yoga space and make sure it is well-ventilated with a clean floor, and away from furniture and sharp objects. Be sure to practice in a space with natural light too. If you’re new to yoga, find a video to follow on your computer. Practice for around 15-20 minutes a day and give your body the gentle love and respect it deserves.
3. Prioritize family matters
With the hustle and bustle of life, time is precious. Work and school schedules have to be coordinated, after-school activities seem never-ending, and outings and general chores have to get done. Trying to juggle it all can make us feel far from our family and loved ones—but it doesn’t have to be this way.
Set time aside each week to spend with your family. Doing simple things together can help create strong family bonds between parents and children. Whether it’s going out to dinner, taking an hour to sit down and chat, or even cleaning together, these are moments you and your family will cherish. Spending time with your loved ones creates everlasting memories and an environment full of love and happiness.
4. Plant a tree and recycle more
Like us, the environment also needs some love and care. It provides countless benefits that are hard to repay, but even small contributions we make can help to create a healthier and safer environment for everyone.
Plant a tree in your neighborhood park or create a green space at home to keep air fresh and clean. You can also make a New Year’s resolution to recycle more—it’s the easiest, most impactful way to quickly and easily reduce your carbon footprint. Making small changes in your daily life now will ensure a safer and healthier future for your children.
5. Use natural & healthy products
No matter what the day throws our way, we start and end it in the same place—at home. It is essential to carefully choose the products we use to keep our homes clean. By using natural and healthy products, you are choosing to put the safety and health of both your family and our environment first.
Start living in a natural, clean and safe home environment by letting PiPPER STANDARD be part of your New Year’s resolution for 2021. By choosing our products, you are committing to using products that are natural and safe without compromising cleaning efficiency. Making sure PiPPER STANDARD is in your home will not only ensure your loved ones are ready to take on the New Year, but will also show just how much you care about them!