Many of us are guilty of starting the new year with a list of fabulous resolutions, only to forget about them two weeks later. Treat yourself to one of these gifts and follow our tips for sticking to your New Year’s resolutions until at least March:
For Fitness Goals
If you struggle to exercise consistently, it might help to invest in a Fitbit or other device to track your progress and challenge yourself to new goals. Plus, get that pair of sneakers or sports leggings you’ve been eyeing. Invest in better water bottles, headphones, water-resistant armbands and other workout accessories. If you’re feeling a tad intimidated by the gym, try at-home fitness equipment or workout videos. You’ll feel motivated to exercise when you have all the right pieces.
It’s important to take care of yourself for a happy and healthy new year—physically, emotionally, professionally, romantically and everything in between. Treat yourself to a bouquet of flowers to brighten your spaces, and make time for little indulgences like face masks or monthly massages. Sign up for a yoga or Pilates class, and don’t feel guilty about taking rest days. More than looking and feeling nice, you’ll experience health benefits like emotional health improvement, better memory, easier focus and greater relaxation.
For a Refreshed Beauty Routine
Focus on finding the right products for your beauty and skincare routines to look and feel your best this year. If you’re slacking on keeping your makeup brushes clean, get an instant-dry cleanser to make the task way less tedious. Give your dreaded shaving routine an upgrade with more luxurious razors, shaving creams and fragrant leg oils. If you want to focus on protecting your complexion, go for makeup with SPF or anti-aging skincare products.
For Easier Reading
Don’t let heavy books deter you from reading more, and instead give yourself a Kindle or iPad and sign up for an audiobooks account. They’re especially great for staying entertained during a long commute to and from work. Challenge yourself to read or listen to a couple chapters of your book every night instead of heading straight for Netflix. After a few nights you’ll be just as hooked to the books and you are the T.V.
For Better Organization
Never underestimate the power of the written note! Gift yourself a journal or planner to keep up with your to-do lists and busy calendar. You’ll feel more in control when you take the time to write out everything you need to remember. Find a jewelry display stand to keep your necklaces and bracelets from getting tangled. Store knick knacks and books on trendy floating shelves to clear surfaces and take advantage of empty wall space. Have fun with storage boxes and DIY hacks in your home and office for a calm and collected environment.
See how long you can make it this year with these gifts to help you make small changes and maintaining long-term goals.