As we welcome January, there’s no better time to re-energise inside and out. Here are five simple ways to aid well-being for the mind, body and soul…
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Start a bullet journal
In a nutshell, the bullet journal is a place to store all your thoughts, write your to do list and develop your creative side. Although it may sound quite complicated, with various rules to follow, Post-its to stick and drawings to illustrate, once you get going, you’re likely to swear by it. Use it to track everything from meditation to meals. (But first, you might want to find out more.)
Enjoy a daily DIY facial
Taking time out of your day to work those facial muscles can really do wonders for the complexion – especially on the anti-ageing front.
All it takes is a cleansing balm, face cloth, serum and, on some days, an overnight face mask. Remove all traces of cosmetics, massage in the balm – increasing blood flow in the process – then rinse, add serum, apply the mask and head for bed. Follow this step-by-step guide to flawless skin.
Make time for breakfast
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day – and with good reason. While mornings might often send you straight into panic mode, taking time out to eat a healthy meal is vital. Consuming a great source of nutrients is the only way to begin the day.
It doesn’t even have to take long, either. Why not have a look at these healthy breakfast ideas? Mushroom baked eggs and pink barley porridge sound good to us. Start the day – and year – as you mean to go on.
Discover the power of meditation
A means of transforming the mind, regular meditation can assist weight loss, encourage deeper sleep, improve anxiety and ease stress – not bad for something that need only take up a few minutes each day.
In 2018, after hitting that snooze button, we recommend you sit up, rest your eyes and take a quiet moment. Clearing the mind and channelling new energy will ensure you are more energetic for the day ahead – not to mention productive. Worth a go? Read this quick ‘how to’ guide before you get started.
Kickstart your day with exercise
Far from being solely about keeping fit, experts claim exercising in the morning is a sure-fire way to maintain a positive outlook. If you begin your day with a workout, then you automatically spend the rest of it feeling you have achieved something. What’s more, it enhances your metabolism, hones discipline and cultivates consistency.
Exercise also helps you sleep better at night, so you can take comfort in knowing the early mornings will at least become easier. Our Activewear range will have you working out in style in no time.
For more inspiration, read all about how Lauren Cuthbertson – principal of The Royal Ballet and friend of The White Company – resets and unwinds after Christmas and the rest of the year.