New Year, New You? Although it is not essentially a positive way of looking at life if you get too caught up in the idea that you need to change drastically every year, it is nice to take a moment to reflect on what you can improve. Sometimes improving parts of your life does not equate to you not being good enough, sometimes it simply means that you are going to try and treat yourself a little better. With that being said, we are all guilty of not looking after our bodies properly. Whether it is eating unhealthy food, using too many harsh, chemical infused products or simply not having a solid daily skin care routine. There are always things you can do to be kinder to yourself. Below is a list of some wellness ideas for you try out in 2018.
Use a Bit of Ginger in Your Life in 2018
Everyone could do with a little bit of ginger in your lives. By ginger we don’t mean Irn Bru and also do not mean a ginger person (although that’s not to say you shouldn’t have a red head friend, we just mean a different kind of ginger in this article). Ginger root is one of the oldest and most popular natural remedies in the world. It’s easy to find both fresh, dried and pickled (if you like that sort of thing). There are many health benefits of ginger including:
- soothe digestive disturbances
- alleviate nausea (great in early pregnancy)
- reduce fever
- calm coughing and respiratory troubles
- stimulate the circulatory system
- relieve muscle aches and pain
- get rid of dandruff
- lower cholesterol
- lower blood pressure and cancer risk
Make a Homemade Honey Facemask
All over the world people, especially women, are investing in hundreds of beauty products that they rub, pat, brush and blend into their skin every day. You might find that some, if not most, of these products do have the effect that you are looking for. Some of you might not be sure of the effects but you buy it anyway and hope that it does what it says on the tin. IN 2018 why don’t you treat yourself to an all-natural, homemade face mask that has no harsh chemicals and does the same stuff as store bought but a fraction of the price.
- Raw Organic Honey
- Vitamin C Powder (for fighting acne)
- Cinnamon (for oily or inflamed skin)
- Lemon (for age spots or dark patches of skin_
- Lavender (for balanced skin)
You can find the full instructions on the Wellness Mama website.
Start Having a Regular Healthy Breakfast
Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day and should not be missed. Eating before you start your day it give you a boost of energy and help performance and concentration, plus it is better for digesting. If you don’t start eating until later in the day you are likely to continue eating until late at night and eating close before going to sleep is terrible for digestion.