Easy to keep new years resolutions!
Happy new year! You all know we like to keep things real (except for our tans), and what better way to set out upon the new year than with REALISTIC new years resolutions.
You know, the ones that we’ll actually be able to stick to. That are achievable..
We’ve all set them year in, year out. And by December we most certainly aren’t still practising what we preached all the way back in January.
So, we’ve put together our top ten new years resolutions to keep it simple and healthy. We hope you join us on this fabulous year of 2017!
We’re all guilty of slacking off over the holiday period, but keeping active is not only important for keeping a nice figure, but also important for our bodies to keep active as we grow older. Set yourself up for a long, healthy and strong life with at least 30minutes of exercise a day. And it doesn’t have to be intense! Find something that you get enjoyment out of.
Look to our pureTAN girl Renae Ayris for some motivation.
- Take care of your skin
Protect your skin from the sun. Go fake, don’t bake! Tanning your skin can not only cause skin cancer, but it prematurely ages your skin. If you’re heading out in the sun, wear sunscreen and a hat. And if you want those golden beach babe vibes, look no further than a bottle of our fake tan. It’s also important to keep your skin nourished so moisturise, moisturise, moisturise!!!
- Eat healthy
Trade chocolate for fruit & nuts, and cut back on the amount of vino’s you’re having with the girls. Of course, when it’s “that time of the month” and you absolutely NEED a piece of chocolate, go for it. You’re allowed little cheat meals. But, crazy crash diets never work or last, so it’s better to be realistic and make gradual changes to your diet. Reduce your sugar intake, increase your water consumption, and watch your portion sizes.
- Get more sleep
It is extremely important for your mental and physical well being to get a minimum of 7 hours sleep a night. Not only does it make your ability to focus during the day increase, but it also allows your skin enough time to recoup and repair throughout the night. You’ll notice that you look more youthful after a great nights sleep. So put down your phone when you get to bed, and don’t get caught scrolling through instagram while you could be catching up on sleep.
- Stress less
It’s easy to get stressed and emotional about things. But sometimes all it takes is taking a deep breath and a quick life assessment, to realise that stressing will get you absolutely nowhere. And most likely, whatever you’re stressing about is so minuscule in the grand scheme of life. Let go of whatever is stressing you out, and focus on the solution, or completely shift your focus to something more positive in your life.
- Go to the dentist
I dare say this is one thing that we all let slip to the way side. Make time to schedule a routine check up with your dentist to keep your pearly whites sparkling. Your private health insurance will cover your checkup, so there really is no excuse.
- Travel more
Travelling is great life experience. There is so much world out there to explore, most of which we’ll never get to see in our life time. But it’s important to make time to travel, even if it’s a little weekend trip away out of the city for the weekend. It’s good for the soul and for a mental recharge. Having a trip planned also gives you something to work towards.. it’s a light at the end of the dark working tunnel.
- Save $$
Set out a budget, only spend on the necessities, and save for the life changing things. Whether it be a car, a holiday or a house. You seriously don’t need that extra pair of shoes!
- Cook more
Not only is cooking a great way to control what you’re putting into your body, but it’s a great way to de-stress and unwind. Cooking can be very cathartic. Just don’t go crazy and try to cook something super complicated. Keep it simple, with fresh produce. You’ll save money, and you’ll be doing wonders for your health!
- Do something for charity
We don’t all have money to donate, but your time is very valuable too. Find an organisation that means something to you, and ask them how you can help out. Even if it’s just once a year, its much better than nothing at all. And your kindness will be appreciated beyond words. There is always someone who is doing it tougher than you!