While the first few months of the new year is a common time to set new goals for the upcoming seasons, you don’t have to feel pressured to add too much to your plate! Whether it’s midwinter or mid-July, it’s always a good time to reflect on how you want to live. We have simple tricks to help you reset your routines, so you can refresh your day-to-day habits year-round!
Ask yourself good questions
Big or small, take some time to think about which routines could run more smoothly in your life. Whether that’s finally finding a permanent home for your keys (so you stop losing them!) or spending more time in nature, figuring out what you want is an important part of setting helpful goals. Keep things grounded—a goal should be a friend that helps you feel fulfilled and stable, not overwhelmed by impossible expectations. Once you know what routine you’re looking to improve, break it down into easy, manageable tasks. If you’re looking for a more detailed approach to setting goals, check out this helpful blog on SMART goals!
Supercharge your health and wellness
Are health and wellness on your list of things to refresh? Go back to the basics with these ideas!
- Drink plenty of water
- Get enough sleep
- Eat your fruits and vegetables
- Support your body with the right supplements
Spoiler alert! We’ve got your back when it comes to supplements. These YL-approved nutrition BFFs are an easy addition to any nutritional routine.
Super Csupplement: It’s every immune system’s favorite—vitamin C! These tablets provide all the C you need to get through the day, by supporting your overall health and wellness.
Super B supplement: Get all eight types of vitamin B with this must-have supplement for healthy energy levels and a supported cardiovascular system.
Super Vitamin D supplement: While it’s not always easy to stay on the sunny side in the cold months, taking Super Vitamin D supplement can help you replace some of those much-needed vitamins we get from the sun and can help support bone health all year long.
NingXia Red® beverage: Get superfoods into your diet with this super easy, super tasty drink infused with essential oils and a key source of antioxidants.
Stay organized and clean
Does your cleaning routine need a pick-me-up? Ours sure does! Put on your favorite music, grab a handy apron, and use your Thieves® Household Cleaner in one of these 29 different ways to get the party started. Feel overwhelmed by all you have to get done? Write down all your tasks, and then just pick one or two priorities to focus on.
Maybe you start small with freshening up your laundry routine, or if you feel ambitious, try decluttering your closet!
Create a morning or bedtime routine
Sleep is vital for our brains and bodies to feel happy and healthy, but it’s not always easy to snuggle up and have sweet dreams. Building a morning or bedtime routine can help your snoozing be a little sweeter! Check out these simple tips to get started.
- Get natural light as soon as possible when you wake up. This signals to your brain and body it’s time to wake up.
- Drink water upon waking.
- Center before you consume: While this one doesn’t have anything to do with your natural rhythms, try staying off social media, email, the news, or anything else for the first hour of your day and replace those habits with something grounding or creative, such as meditating, journaling, or trying a nutritious new breakfast recipe for a bit of a mental break.
- Reduce blue light in the evening. Ideally, turn off all screens at least an hour before bed to signal the brain to start releasing sleep hormones.
- Do the same things every night before bed. Whatever your routine is, sticking to it will help your mind and body wind down!
- Sleep in a cool, dark room. Put up blackout curtains, use a sleep mask, and cover small lights like wall chargers.
YL tip: Looking to create a more in-depth morning routine? Check out our tips here.
Add in essential oils
If adding more essential oils to your daily routine is on your to-do list, grab a few tips for using oils sunup to sundown, or get creative with your favorite Young Living products! Maybe it’s starting the day with an uplifting diffuser blend of Lemon and Orange essential oils. Maybe it’s inhaling the invigorating scent of Peppermint oil before heading into the office or dropping the kiddos at school. Whatever it is, adding in some essential oils to your daily routines is a simple way freshen things up!
YL tip: Have more than one routine that needs a revamp? Start small and work on one routine at a time to avoid overwhelm and burnout.
Thinking about how to use oils year round? Check out these tips for January through December, or take a deep dive into oils with the beginners guide!
What routine are you refreshing this year?
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