What's your year going to look like? Are you looking to make a change? Get in shape, eat better, look better or feel better? Ultimately it's up to you! Read on for the top New Year's Resolution ideas to help you make this your best year yet.
January: Organize your paperwork
By the end of the year, most of us have piles of paperwork just laying around the house - in the kitchen, home office, living roomÖyou get the idea! January is the perfect time to sit down and organize those papers. Decide what's really important (and worth keeping) and create a filing system so that you can find it again if you ever need. Keep your filing system in a spot in your house where you're more likely to use it again throughout the year (i.e. home office, designated space in the kitchen). To keep up with papers throughout the year, make a plan for where you're going to put them and when/how you're going to regularly organize them.
February: Get your beauty sleep
A good natural beauty routine undoubtedly lists sleep as one of the most important things you can do for your health, skin and general wellbeing. While you sleep, your body is busy repairing itself and recovering from whatever it is you've been doing throughout the day. It's also a great time for your skin to get the time it needs to repair and rejuvenate. Make sure you're getting at least 7 to 9 quality hours of sleep each night as any less can lead to dry skin, fine lines and tired skin.
March: Change up your skin care routine for Spring
After a long, cold winter, our skin needs time to rebuild and replenish. The dry winter months leach moisture from our skin and spring is the perfect time to get it back. The moisturizer you use in the winter should be different from that in the spring. When looking for a moisturizer, look for a natural skincare product that doubles as a moisturizer and a protectant like Pure Fiji's Hydrating Multi-Active Day crème. It dramatically boosts hydration by increasing cellular water flow as well as moisture holding potential. This crème is naturally supercharged with dilo leaf and beach almond leaf hydrosol, essential nutrients, vitamins and invigorating plant actives. Boost your skin's own processes to reduce wrinkles, and protect against DNA oxidation while improving elasticity and tonicity.
April: Find the perfect fitness routine
Exercise is a key component of a good natural beauty routine. Exercise not only helps your skin appear younger, it may even help reverse skin aging. Finding the perfect exercise routine isn't easy, but once you do the rewards are sure to be great. To figure out which diet and/or workout routine is right for you, start by asking yourself these 3 questions:
- Do I enjoy it?
- Can I commit the time?
- Can I get support if I need it?
Once you've found a fitness routine you enjoy, you'll be more likely to stick to it, leading to a healthier, happier you.
May: Throw a spa party with your friends
Getting the girls together for a spa party is the perfect way to celebrate, whether it's for a birthday, bachelorette party, baby shower or just for fun. Plan a full afternoon or evening with various spa treatments and your guests are sure to leave feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. As they leave, give them a little goodie bag with fun spa items like a mini spa soap from Pure Fiji.
Choose from six gentle, long-lasting creamy soaps hand made from fresh coconut milk and a nourishing blend of exotic nut extracts. It works out to less than $2 per guest and people love to take something home. Your guests will leave thinking their host or hostess thought of everything!
June: Exfoliate regularly and correctly
While proper cleansing is important to any natural beauty routine, it's not enough to achieve and maintain radiant skin. Regular exfoliation is vital to achieve the healthy glow you want. Throughout the year, our skin changes with the change in the weather - dry, winter air = dry, dull skin. To keep your skin smooth and bright all year long, make sure you are exfoliating on a regular basis. Best time of day to exfoliate? In the morning! Your skin renews itself overnight so it's best to exfoliate in the morning to slough away any dead skin. Use Pure Fiji's Exfoliating Scrub. This gentle and natural scrub washes away impurities and unblocks pores with the power of Pineapple and Papaya enzymes. The vitamin-rich coconut crème nourishes newly revealed skin for a brighter and younger looking complexion. Can be used on acne prone skin.
July: Make your life easy with an all-natural beauty multi-tasker
Who doesn't love having one beauty product in your arsenal that can do so many things?
Pure Fiji's Exotic Bath and Body oil is made with a blend of cold pressed virgin coconut oil, macadamia, dilo and sikeci oils, and blended with essential oils to create an intoxicating fragrance. Whatever your mood, there's an Exotic Bath and Body Oil combination that's right for you. From tropical scents like guava, mango, orange blossom and pineapple to calming blends like white ginger lily and island bliss, you're sure to find a favourite. So here's the ultimate skincare guide using your favourite new beauty product, Pure Fiji's Exotic Bath and Body oil: /blog/body-oil-skincare/
August: Enjoy a day at the beach
Walking in bare feet on a soft sandy beach always feels so good! Ever wonder why? It's because there are somewhere between 3,000 and 7,000 nerve endings in each foot that awaken when you walk across those tiny grains. Wet sand acts as a natural exfoliant and helps to peel off dead skin cells from your feet, leaving them feeling renewed and soft. To really maximize on the natural benefits of sand, take a walk near the water where the sand is looser and can easily wash over your feet. Exfoliation should be essential to your natural skincare routine, from head to toe. Your skin sheds about 50,000 skin cells every minute and sometimes they stay attached to your body, which can cause your pores to clog and lead to blackheads and acne. Exfoliation helps to keep the skin clean, healthy and rejuvenated.
September: Take time to reflect
September is often known as the month of new beginnings - especially for families. September feels like the start of a new year for many reasons. Summer draws to a close, school starts again and life settles into a routine. Days become shorter and nights are cooler. This makes September a perfect month for reflection - get a clear picture of your values and how you want to live them. If your health, well-being or relationships need attention, make it a priority to find time to nurture these areas. No matter what they are, find a way to incorporate them into your life.† You might schedule an exercise class, plan a weekly date night, create time in your schedule to prepare healthy meals or plan monthly events with your friends.
October: Cut your sugar in half
More and more research is confirming what we already know (but don't seem to want to believe) - refined sugar is bad! It's not only bad for your waistline but also bad for your mind, teeth, healthÖthe list goes on and on. Here's the good news - you can easily swap in healthier sugar alternatives in many of your favourite recipes. The next time you reach for that bag of sugar, try one of these sugar substitutes instead.
November: Try a DIY Fall project
Bring a festive feeling into your home inside and out by decorating with gourds, leaves, pumpkins, nuts and other seasonal materials for a beautiful fall DIY display. Pinterest is the perfect place to start searching for fun DIY projects and gifts for the holiday season!
December: Drink apple cider vinegar
Skip your morning coffee and try apple cider vinegar instead. From skin to teeth to hair, apple cider vinegar has numerous benefits for your whole body. According to Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar website, some of these benefits include:
- Supports a healthy immune system
- Helps control weight
- Helps remove body sludge toxins
- Helps maintain healthy skin
- Soothes irritated skin
- Relieves muscle pain from exercise
Detox Morning Elixir Recipe
- 1 tbsp raw apple cider vinegar
- 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 tbsp raw honey
- 1 tsp grated ginger
- 2 oz of filtered water
Directions: Mix all the ingredients and drink, warm or cold.
Making New Year's Resolutions is all about reflecting on your life and committing time to taking care of yourself - inside and out. With the tips above, you can make that commitment all year long - whether you decide to try one or try them all, 2017 is sure to be a great year!