I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions, really, but I do like the idea of a fresh slate. The holidays are so hectic (and let’s face it, often not the healthiest), that I find the return to routine refreshing and rejuvenating. It’s a great time to set new habits into motion, too.
Here are some easy steps I’m taking this year:
- Healthy homemade lunches: I admit it, lunch-making is tedious and annoying. But I’ve learned that the alternative (buying my lunches out, and paying for every “special” lunch delivery my kids’ school has to offer) is crazy-expensive and not the healthiest. So every Sunday, I take the time to cut up fruits and veggies, and meal-prep for the week. It makes lunch packing smooth and hassle-free, cheaper and MUCH healthier!
- Keep your hair healthy: Who has time to harass kids to shower these days? Thankfully, science is on our side… Washing your hair too frequently can strip out natural oils and cause split ends. This new year, start washing your hair every second or third day to maintain healthy and natural looking locks. My daughter and I absolutely LOVE Batiste™ Dry Shampoo Original for between washes because it helps eliminate excess oil and grease, leaving hair looking clean and fresh with added body and texture.
- Drink water: Subbing basically any other drink for water will result in a healthier family, period. Staying hydrated helps your hair, skin, and nails during the dry winter months, helps with weight loss, hunger, and digestion. Water is the answer to almost all my problems. Almost.
- Unplug and recharge: I’m making a concerted effort to unplug after a certain time at night, and the kids have no access to their various electronics during the week. It means a better night’s sleep for everyone, and better sleep can boost productivity, improve your memory and help maintain a healthy weight. If you, like me, are having trouble falling asleep, try Vitafusion™ SleepWell. Each SleepWell gummy is made with 2.5 g of Melatonin,a hormone that helps increase total sleep time.
Starting a new habit can be daunting, but these baby steps make a big impact. Here’s to a happy, healthy 2017!