After all the madness of the holidays are done and most of us have the day off on New Years, it is the perfect day to treat yourself to whatever it is you feel like doing. A lot of us don’t even know what to do with ourselves if we are so used to working or doing things for other people. Give yourself a holistic treatment day, one where you can revive your mind, body and spirit for the year ahead.
Wake up earlier than normal – try waking up with the sunrise. Getting a glimpse of the sun just as it peaks over the horizon is one of the most spectacular and rewarding feelings.
Play a guided meditation or some energizing music to begin the day. Studies have shown that Mozart stimulates certain areas of the brain that help you feel more awake and focused.
Stretch or do yoga, get those sleepy muscles activated and ready for the day ahead.
Make a healthy smoothie with a combination of fruit and veggies.
Go to a park or a natural setting to commune with nature. A refreshing hike or bike ride always does the trick.
Now that your body is set. What does your mind and spirit need? What sort of activities make you happy? Is there something you want to try but never have the time to do?
Start that etsy shop you’ve wanted to make. Read that book that’s been sitting on your shelf. Break out a canvas and paints or take out some of that sculpting clay you’ve wanted to dig your hands into. How about starting a new year, new you journal.
Take today to document the first day or the new year and make it a point to write down a little something each day to track your progress this year. You wouldn’t believe how helpful it is to see where you were and where you are now when you look back at the end of the year.
For lunch, eat something you really enjoy. Even if it isn’t super healthy, treat yourself to something extra special and delicious.
If you aren’t big into art or creativity, you can always start cleaning house and organizing by getting rid of any old clothes or belongings you may want to donate. Tackle any projects you’ve been putting off. Trust, you will feel accomplished.
Unwind the day by preparing a bath with some epsom salt, lavender oil and bubble bath. Shut off those harsh bathroom lights, light a candle, put on some soothing jazz, pour yourself a glass of wine and get ready for the beautiful year ahead. A new year, a new you.
Happy New Years!