Easy self-care ideas to take into the New Year

The upcoming year is approaching in a few days, and soon we can put 2021 behind us. Time for a long-awaited fresh slate and a brand new year that’s full of hope and endless possibilities! It’s also that time of the year when people set their own goals to improve certain aspects of their lives (it’s not too late to join if you’re still not part of that group!) 

Among the top New Year’s resolutions are health-related, and to us, that just means taking care of ourselves better. It’s choosing to do something self-care related for yourself every day.

But what is the idea of self-care? Simply put, self-care is anything you do for yourself that makes you feel better or cared for.

 The good news is that focusing on self-care doesn’t mean spending a ton or investing in expensive memberships or whatnot. It’s less about adding extra commitments and more about making small changes within the routine you already have. Self-care methods can vary among individuals, but as long as you’re doing something that makes you feel good, relaxed, and refreshed, then it’s a worthy effort. The whole point is to reduce stress in your life and increase your sense of well-being by making lifestyle changes. 

Here are some simple self-care ideas to incorporate in the new year:

  1. Do something fun

It can be as simple as getting a mani-pedi, taking a leisurely walk around the village, or burning a candle as you enjoy some quiet downtime. Doing what’s fun for you will definitely help you destress, and we all need to stave off stress to stay healthy and happy.

We absolutely love Private Storey’s Lavender + Patchouli Teacup Candle for relaxation. Slip into your favourite Private Storey sleepwear or loungewear and light this aromatic teacup candle set. This little treasure will also serve as a remembrance of self-love through the rose quartz crystal.

Shop this Lavender + Patchouli Teacup Candle HERE.

  1. Incorporate journaling into your routine

It is widely known that journaling is a beneficial self-care technique. Your writing time can be your personal relaxation time and help you reduce stress, boost your memory, and clarify thoughts and feelings. 

If you want to get on the habit of journaling but don’t know how—we recommend getting the Daydream Journal. The Daydream Journal will be your new favourite journaling companion. It is a guided journal with questions to help you clear your thoughts and engage you in the present moment.

Shop the Daydream Journal HERE.

  1. Sleep better

We can’t emphasize this enough: good sleep is essential to maintain optimal health and well-being. Besides exhaustion, impaired focus, and worsened mood, not getting enough sleep or not getting quality sleep will result in sallow-looking skin with dark under-eye shadows.

We believe that quality sleep is tantamount to quality pillows. Make sure you’re able to sleep comfortably on your pillows and use pillowcases with soft, cool fabrics. We love this Lavender Pillowcase for getting the ultimate beauty rest!

Shop these Lavender Pillowcases HERE.

Last but not least, investing in quality sleepwear will impact your sleep in a good way. Not only will quality sleepwear feel soft and cozy against your skin, but they also keep the best body temperature for sleep. We totally recommend getting Private Storey’s Sleepwear. Lightweight, soft, and breathable sleepwear—they are the right mix of comfy and chic.

The classic and comfortable Anna set comes with a long-sleeved top, a sleeveless cami, and a pair of pyjama pants. This set comes in old rose and ensures you the sweetest dreams and the most glamorous mornings.

Shop the Anna Set in Old Rose HERE.

Ready to get started on your self-care journey this coming year? Consider our tips, and feel free to make your own list of self-care ideas to pull from daily! 

Enjoy and Happy New Year!  

Written by Carmela A.