2019 — It’s coming!
You’re most likely in the midst of putting together your New Year’s resolutions. While we’re sure you’ve plenty of financial and work goals — which you should — it’s a good idea to also add a few personal wellness goals to the list, too.
The following list contains a handful of ways you can help yourself stay mindful in the new year.
1. Download a meditation app
Cosmopolitan recently compiled a comprehensive list of meditation and mindfulness apps that can help a person maintain their mental well-being. Most of the apps on the list are not expensive. They go for about $12-15 a month or have a one-time download fee.
I’ve heard the most positive feedback about Headspace. This app is $13 a month. A subscription gets a user “access to 30-day programs focusing on a variety of specific goals,” Cosmopolitan reported.
2. Invest in a journal
Journaling and list-making help me stay sane. Through this past year, I had a lot of success using InnerGuide’s 2018 planner and journal. The “guide” is laid out like a standard day planner but features a plethora of inspirational quotes, weekly mood trackers and monthly goal tutorials. Priced at $31.95.
3. Consider a self-care subscription box
There are plenty of self-care subscription boxes you can subscribe to, but my favorite is the quarterly Witch Baby Soap Spell Box. The box comes before the beginning of every season. It contains monthly full moon bath bombs, soap, new product samples, a candle or some other witchy product and a ‘zine about how one can care for their self during the new season.
4. Consider a supplement*
If you’re looking for a subtle, new way to try to calm down, consider taking a supplement. HUM sells a pill supplement called the Big Chill that is “clinically proven to raise your focus during demanding situations,” the site states.
“Rhodiola is an adaptogenic plant that helps the body respond better to stress,” the product’s site continues. “A 2012 study on the effects of Rhodiola extract on mental performance under stress and fatigue found the group who received the active ingredients had lower fatigue and performed better than those who received the placebo.”
*Note: Always talk to your doctor before taking a supplement. The supplement may not be right for you or could interact with another medication you already are prescribed.
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