How to Start the New Year Off Right – 3 Best Expert Tips
What is a better time to set brand new intentions and habits than a new year? Though it may be February, it is never too late to start afresh. Here at JK7®, we believe in the power of setting goals in the form of daily rituals so you can feel a sense of achievement, productivity, and in turn, an enhanced sense of well-being.
With COVID-19 looking like it is here to stay for a while longer, the silver lining is that many of us are now paying more attention to our mental and physical states while working from home or even during self-isolation. With such disruptions to our usual way of life, a clean slate is just what we need. We see this fresh start as a chance to reset, reflect on our past year, and focus on our outlook for the next twelve months.
Set yourself up for success with the best self-care and well-being tips for 2021. Read on for: How to Start the New Year Off Right – 3 Best Expert Tips.
It is time to look in and behind the mirror – your new self-care journey begins with new skin care resolutions. Start by examining your skin in detail. Do you notice any changes in your complexion? This can be anything from blemishes and dry skin patches to developing fine lines and sunspots. Next, open your cabinet or drawer and take a close look at what your skin care routine currently entails. Are you using enough products? Too many products?Do you have any products that are not performing, or more importantly, can you find any expired products you need to get rid of?
Now we take control. Never compromise, because you and your skin deserve only the best. Think of this process as early spring cleaning. Once you have completed steps one and two, we can delve into a couple of our favorite enriching, beneficial skin care steps that will guarantee results.
Beautiful skin requires commitment and consistency, and facial cleansing is where it all begins. This does not just mean washing your face to remove your makeup. Incorporate an exfoliation such as the JK7® Facial Scrub which is so gentle, that it can be used daily. Not only does this step deeply cleanses your skin to remove dead skin cells and impurities that build up throughout the day, but it also helps to rejuvenate your complexion and leaves your skin looking and feeling fresh.
If you haven’t already done so, introduce an anti-ageing step into your skin care routine. It is never too early to start minimizing ageing signs, such as fine lines and wrinkles. Your eyes are the first part of your face to show signs of ageing, so we suggest starting with eye care that contains powerful ingredients to truly nourish the delicate area and work against puffiness and dryness. The JK7® Eye Care series is formulated with scientifically-proven, ultra-potent, and high-performing ingredients.
These are just two recommendations to get you started. We encourage you to take the time to do your research and invest in your skin care regime this year. If you are struggling for time, JK7® has done the research for you – over ten years of extensive research and testing. Check out JK7®’s luxurious natural skin care evolution without any hesitation: https://jk7skincare.com/products/. For those interested in ultimate indulgence, the JK7® limited edition bundle, The Spa Experience is specially curated to ensure luxurious pampering.
2. Find Your Flow
During unprecedented times like these, where we face new challenges frequently, checking in with your mental health is more important now than ever before. A recent study by Fitbit reported that meditation practice has increased by 2,900 percent globally over the last year for stress release. Mindfulness activities such as yoga and meditation, and even Pilates, are well known to stimulate serotonin. This key hormone stabilizes our moods, happiness, and feelings of well-being and releases endorphins, a natural chemical produced by the body to relieve built-up stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline.
To set yourself up for success, focus on exercising your mind to improve your mental strength. Just like working on getting your muscles in shape, you can do the same for your brain! All it takes is identifying specific strategies and practicing them daily. At JK7®, we believe in activities that help you to center yourself. With practice, you can turn any nervous or negative energy into positive concentration. Meditation is easy, inexpensive, and can be done anytime and anywhere. If you are unsure where to start, many incredible apps can help, Headspace, Calm, Insight Timer, etc. Practicing yoga can also be a great way to release tension from our muscles to promote blood circulation to the brain and body to get you fully active and energized. Try implementing a daily morning Asana Yoga Practice as a starting point – all you need is yourself and a mat! Give yourself back some time to reflect and appreciate your progress and achievements – even the tiniest ones.
Read more about JK7’s philosophy on the balance of mental and physical health through Mediation and Yoga: https://jk7skincare.com/lifestyle/#Mental-Health
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3. Become an Early Bird
As you may know by now, JK7® prides itself on scientifically-proven, natural skin care products. That is why we love how a scientific reason also backs our last tip. Did you know that being a morning person will make you more successful? Several studies have found that those who wake up earlier report higher levels of happiness, which links with work performance.
When you get up earlier in the day, your mental reserves and motivation are high; you take advantage of the quietest time of the day, allowing you to focus, achieve your daily tasks and feel a sense of accomplishment and purpose. Overall, better decisions can be made, and more work can be done.
Still not convinced? Waking up early can result in plumper and more vibrant skin. Having extra time to implement healthy morning habits such as exercise and eating a sufficient breakfast will encourage your body to pump more blood to oxygenate and rejuvenate the skin.
It may be a difficult adjustment for you to start your day earlier, but the long-term benefits are vast, from mental, emotional to physical!
Once you can grasp these new resolutions and stick to them consistently, these choices can easily become a habit. Take control and create your new year routine checklist now!
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An Extra JK7® Tip:
Turbocharge your resolutions by enhancing your diet with better choices such as eating only the healthiest raw foods. JK7® values healthy eating as one of seven key elements in leading a holistic and well-balanced lifestyle. We don’t know much about you, but the cold winter indeed prompts cravings for hot foods to warm our hearts. For ideas, read our blog on 3 Organic, Nourishing And Heart-Warming Soups You And Your Family Will Love.