There are a number of different ways one can prepare you both physically and mentally for the new year. The end of the year is a hectic time, especially for those in the workforce. Balancing the frenzy of the holidays and your mental/physical health can become quite a challenge, but feeling burnt out is the last thing you want to do before heading into a new year. That is why we have compiled a list of ways you can prepare your living spaces to prepare yourself for the new year ahead.
Preparing Your Kitchen to Set Yourself Up for Success in the New Year
Cleaning out your pantry and your kitchen is a great way to prepare yourself for the coming new year. As the year goes on, it can become fairly easy to allow items to pile up in the pantry and to allow condiments to sit in your fridge. Make sure you look through all of your pantry and fridge items to ensure that nothing is expired. Be sure to not overlook your freezer, because that is an easy place for items to pile up that you might not necessarily need/want any longer.
Deep cleaning your kitchen is another great way to spruce up your household before the new year. It is important to thoroughly clean the areas in your kitchen from time-to-time to avoid any built up bacteria from spreading. We find that deep cleaning right before the beginning of a new year can act as a fresh start. Do not forget to deep clean any pans that might contain remnants of old food, and be sure to throw away any kitchen utensils that are worn out.
This is also a great time to restock your pantry with any items that have a long shelf life. This includes items such as tea bags, coffee pods, canned beans, spices, grains, dried fruits, pasta, and flour. Having a nicely stocked kitchen is a great way to look out for your future self. Making sure you have common staple items in your kitchen can make or break your day when you are in need of a quick-and-easy dinner or lunch.
How To Prepare Your Environment for the New Year
In addition to a clean and full-stocked kitchen, it is also important to spruce up your personal living quarters. A person’s private bedroom and bathroom are both areas in which they most likely spend a considerable amount of time. Spending time to spruce up these personal living areas in your own home is a great way to get yourself centered for the new year. Below we have a list of ways to transform your bedroom and bathroom so that they may best serve you and your needs.
- Declutter: Similarly to your kitchen, it can become really easy to allow items to take over your bedroom and bathroom. The first step in transforming your living spaces is decluttering and getting rid of any items that no longer serve you.
- Personalize: A lot can happen in a year, and you might find that the person you were at the beginning of the year is not the same person you are today. In order to best honor your new and improved self, it can be wise to transform your room to better suit who you are now. Some ways to do this is to decorate your room with items that relate to new hobbies you might have accrued or new styles you adopted. Prioritizing items that have a special meaning to you can help you feel more at peace and motivated in your room.
- Visualize: One of the reasons that people tend to fail when it comes to reaching their goals is due to lack of prioritization. Prioritization starts in the environments we put ourselves in. If you tend to live in a messier environment, it can lead to a lack of prioritization. However, if you set yourself up for success by keeping a clean environment filled with items that will motivate you to succeed, you will find yourself prioritizing what is truly important to you. For example, if one of your new year resolutions is to stick to a skincare routine, ensure that your skincare products are on full display in your bathroom so that it works as a visual reminder of your priorities.
Items to Add to Your Medicine Cabinet For The New Year
Below, we have compiled a list of three different types of supplements to prevent bloating and other issues. We made sure to classify what ailment the vitamin helps with, and why you should consider adding it to your medicine cabinet for the new year.
A probiotic, such as our Probiotic Renu, is a no bloat supplement that helps to protect your gut from potentially harmful bacteria. Bad bacteria in your gut will only lead to problematic symptoms such as inflammation, indigestion, a lack of nutrient absorption, and can even lead to emotional instability. We recommend adding bloat reducing supplements like a probiotic to your daily routine this coming year to avoid these issues.
Vitamin D Supplement
Many people tend to struggle with maintaining their vitamin D levels. Vitamin D can become quite challenging to maintain in your system during the winter due to the decrease in sun exposure. Vitamin D is essential in ensuring your bones stay strong and that your immunity levels stay protected. We recommend adding vitamin D supplement into your routine in order to avoid becoming vitamin D deficient.
Fish Oil Supplement
A fish oil supplement is the last vitamin that we want to highlight. Fish oil contains omega-3 fatty acids which help to strengthen your immune system and reduce inflammation in your body. Fish oil is especially important, because it helps to keep your heart healthy and happy. Our heart is such an important part of our system that we want to make sure we are giving it all the support it can get.