"Don't let perfect get in the way of better"
It's the first month of a new decade, so it's the perfect time to build healthy self-care habits. Resolutions are typically frowned upon because they end up feeling like impossible promises to keep. But it's a new decade, the perfect opportunity to create a healthier lifestyle.
Self-care is broad and has a different meaning for everyone. Whether you're curious about practicing self-care, or looking for new ideas on self-care, keep reading for 5 self-care resolutions you should embrace in 2020.
Drink more water daily. Every year you say you're going to drink more water, and still you fail. It happens. Healthy habits are built over time and with patience. Try setting a reminder in your phone to drink a glass of water every hour while at work. 8 glasses for 8 hours (or adjust according to your schedule). Or you can search your phone's app store and install a water reminder app to track your water intake. Your skin will thank you!
Daily skincare routine. Drinking water daily helps with your skin's overall glow. However, it's important to follow a daily skincare routine. Especially if you're serious about achieving healthy flawless skin this year. Wash your face in the morning and at night. Exfoliate twice a week and apply a face mask once a week. Get creative and search Pinterest for DIY skincare treatments.
Create a playlist. Music is your best friend when under extreme stress. When you listen to music your dopamine levels - feel good hormones - increases. Create a mood boosting playlist filled with motivational songs. Tip: add soothing and relaxing songs such as Jhene Aiko's Trigger Protection Mantra. Slower tempo songs are great for calming your nerves.
Practice regular meditation. Meditation is a healthy form of self-care with many benefits. It helps to reduce stress levels, control anxiety, enhance your sleep, builds emotional health by improving how you understand yourself, and encourages self-awareness to help you grow into your best self. Set aside 10 minutes every morning to practice gratitude and reflect on your personal development.
Tune in to a podcast. Podcasts are great if you're super busy with very little time to read self-care books. Spotify is home to many inspiring and motivational podcasts that cover a variety of self-care topics like how to increase your self-worth by removing limiting beliefs, how to control your anxiety and how to manifest your dream life. Take some time to search for a podcast that connects to your current needs.