A new year is the perfect time to re-examine things—what you eat, what you buy, how you treat other people, and especially how you treat yourself. We think 2020 is going to be a refreshing and invigorating year for the SmartyPits family! To help keep the focus on self-love, we’re offering up 5 easy paths toward better self-care for now and the years to come.
Make time to move.
Whether you’re taking a short walk, flowing through a yoga routine, or training for a marathon, exercise can truly elevate your mood and your daily routine. Physical activity releases endorphins, burns calories, and revs up your heart rate, all of which keep you feeling fresh and energized.
Make time to meditate.
Study after study shows that meditation, whether for a few minutes or a whole hour, helps calm anxiety and reduce the body’s levels of cortisol, one of the hormones responsible for stress. What’s more, if you’re able to establish a consistent routine of meditation, it is thought to help in dealing with depression and even elevate your self-esteem. So, take time for daily silence and thoughtfulness, and your stress levels will thank you!
Floss… for real.
Only 4 in 10 Americans floss (and that’s assuming everyone is being honest!). But, that doesn’t stop flossing from removing plaque buildup from your teeth, fighting gum disease, battling mouth infections, and curbing unnecessary snacking. So, keep you and your dentist smiling by incorporating more flossing into your morning or nightly routine.
Catch more ZzZs
Over ⅓ of adults in the United States report not getting enough sleep. However, quality sacktime has been linked to decreased risk factors for all sorts of diseases and unhealthy habits. In fact, the majority of people who report insufficient sleep describe their own physical health as “poor” or “fair.” So, try and respect your bedtime a little more this year, and see what happens!
Re-examine your self-care routine.
It’s always a good idea to take time once in a while to re-examine the products and methods we are using to care for our body. The start of a new year is an ideal opportunity, so open up those medicine cabinets and peek inside those showers to see how you feel about all the things going on and inside your body. If a quality product is bringing you joy and making you feel fresh, ask yourself why. If there is a product that stifles your freshness or drags your body down, then it’s time for a change.
2020 is gonna be a great year to freshen up your routine. If you’re searching for a better way to care for your pits, try browsing our lineup of aluminum-free pit protection!