New Year, New You … This Time We Mean It

New Year, New You … or at least that’s how the saying goes. Most resolutions roll away quicker than Big Ben can chime to 12. However, there are a few which are realistic and can be stuck to for the rest of 2017 and beyond.

Drink More

If your one resolution was to drink less alcohol, then have no fear – this will probably help you in the long run. According to recent research, as a nation we don’t drink enough water, leaving our bodies to go into dehydration and having to make up for the lack of H2O from other sources, such as food. We all know that it cleanses our body, makes us feel more energised and is generally good for us, so why don’t we do it more? Make it habit to have at least three glasses a day. Your body will thank you.

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Love Your Skin

Invest in some good quality skincare products and you will reap the rewards. Routines involving moisturisers, toners, cleansers and body butters are becoming increasingly normalised, and more people are cottoning on to the trend – a snoop around Natural Skincare’s website should point you in the right direction if you’re not there already. It’s not just about keeping your skin youthful-looking, it’s about keeping it healthy; it battles with some pretty tough stuff on a daily basis, give it some love!

Keep In Touch

Despite us having the means to get in contact with whoever we wish nowadays, a lot of us don’t utilise it enough. We are becoming a generation of recluses insomuch as we prefer to watch other peoples’ lives through a screen than be there in the moment enjoying it. When was the last time you went out with an old friend? Have you seen your group of pals lately? Make plans and start sticking to them; it’s a lot better than sitting in by yourself, and studies show social media is actually making us more depressed. What more reason do you need to put down your phone (after using it to make plans, of course…)

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Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone

Now, this one is pretty scary and one that won’t come easily. Stick with it. By getting out of your comfort zone, you are essentially opening yourself up for trying new things. It doesn’t have to be something as radical as jumping out of a plane at 12,000ft or slamming a resignation letter in front of your boss before heading out into the big wide world (in fact, don’t burn your bridges at all) – it can be something as small as going out and grabbing a coffee by yourself, or catching a train to somewhere completely new. It can be as grand or minute a gesture as you wish, and that’s the fabulous thing about it all – you are in complete control of whatever you do.

So what are you waiting for? Go and clean your skin, down a glass of water, grab a friend and be off on your next adventure…

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