Every New Year brings with it the opportunity to start fresh…purging your space (and your life) of excess “stuff” and clutter can affect you more than you realize, and getting clear on your needs and hopes for the new year takes priority as we enter 2022. Fresh starts have many layers…physical, mental, and emotional, and most of us have lists of things we want to work on in each one of those areas. And when you take a long, hard look in the mirror after sugar-filled holidays and a stressful, virus-filled year, it becomes blatantly apparent that a full-body “reset” is essential to regain your energy, your health, and your looks!
To help you get started, here are a few tips and tricks to help you embrace a new beginning for a more beautiful 2022!
Set Your Goals and Intentions
Before you can change your lifestyle, you need to get crystal clear on your intentions and what you want to improve. Setting goals and making a realistic plan is critical, and you must be specific with your goals to create an effective strategy. Research has proven that physically writing down attainable goals (with pen and paper – not on a keyboard) can help them become solidified in your brain and are more likely to “stick .”Think of yourself as a real “STAR” here – when you set your goals, they should be specific, testable, attainable, and relevant. By crafting your New Year’s plans with these criteria, you’re more likely to accomplish the goals you set and have better success over a more extended period.
Be Mindful of Your Mental Health –
Your mental health is just as important (if not more so) to your overall wellness as your physical health. Setting healthy boundaries and making time for your needs should become a priority, even it is only 10 minutes a day to focus on your breathing… These few precious minutes can help you get grounded, center, and regain focus when life gets crazy. Taking time to go within and learning how to hit the “off switch” – even for brief periods will increase creativity, memory capacity, and self-awareness—which can help you manage a busy day or packed WFH (work from home) schedule. One of my favorite tools to calm the brain and chaotic energy is Wholetones. The creation of Wholetones is to heal the world through music. They have created an effective line of frequency-based therapeutic music that is clinically proven to improve sleep, relieve stress, and gain more energy for your day during times of meditation and contemplation. These energetic frequencies have a powerful and positive effect on the entire body and mind.
Add a Dose of Protein
Did you know that protein is an essential component in every cell of your body? That’s why eating enough of this macronutrient is so important and is especially important for the skin. The most common protein sources include eggs, nuts, lentils, tofu, and lean meats, but there are various ways for you to amp up your protein consumption without eating more meat. For example, Pea protein powder—a protein supplement derived from yellow peas—is an excellent plant-based protein source. The highly bioavailable protein provides a ton of easily digested protein with a mild taste. Unlike other protein powders containing one of the top eight allergens like soy and dairy-derived whey, pea protein is hypoallergenic (unless you’re allergic to peas), so it’s a fantastic protein choice for those who are allergic to peas with and without allergies. Plus, research published in 2015 shows that pea protein may be just as adequate as dairy-based whey proteins for athletes looking to improve muscle strength. My favorite protein supplement is also very beneficial to the skin and contains premium collagen peptides that offer a clean, effective pure protein source. Studies have shown that adding collagen hydrolysate to your shake is absorbed as di- and tripeptides (two or three amino acids) typically rich in hydroxyproline. It is believed these smaller peptides enter circulation and reach target tissues like skin or cartilage, where they help support collagen-producing cells (fibroblasts).
Hydrate Hydrate Hydrate!
Dehydration is the underlying cause of many chronic “diseases.” Proper intake of water, salt, and minerals can prevent these illnesses and even reverse the damage already done. So-called “modern” medicine still blames viruses or genetics for most degenerative conditions. The pharmaceutical industry would lose billions in profits if people relied on the natural healing properties of water rather than expensive and toxic drugs. Why the body needs water, the reasons why lack of water causes the body to become stressed and diseased, as well as simple methods to ensure your vibrant health, are all explained in detail. So how much water should you drink per day? Well, there are many variables, but the simple rule of thumb is to drink half your body weight in water in ounces per day…one of my favorite books on the subject is “Your Bodies Many Cries for Water” by DR. FEREYDOON BATMANGHELIDJ, M.D.
Winterize Your Skin Care Routine
While the body has natural mechanisms for keeping our skin hydrated and moisturized, our skin can become dry due to frigid weather. Dry indoor heating and bitter temperature fluctuations can lead to dehydration, excessive dryness, and chapped skin. Fortunately, there are many ways to prevent this and keep our skin hydrated and healthy, too! Our Hydrating Recovery Mist is a total “must-have” to instantly rehydrate thirsty skin and help protect against airborne viruses and bacteria that lead to candida and redness. “The Elixir” is literally like a huge drink of water to deeply rehydrate parched dehydrated skin and pairs beautifully with Hydrating Recovery Mist to help winterize your skin.
Nutrition Essentials: Whole Foods and Plant-Based Nutrition
Food is fuel, and food is medicine to the body, and a healthy immune system is vital for our survival, especially now. Overly processed, chemically enhanced foods have become a convenient preference in our modern diet. Years of relying on these nutrient-poor, calorie-rich options have changed our mindset toward both food and health. Unhealthy habits and unbalanced meals have led to health concerns like digestion issues, hormonal imbalances, blood sugar swings, and trouble sleeping. Unfortunately, people tend to see these problems as “normal,” but simple changes to the foods we eat can make a huge difference. We suggest starting with the basics: a nutrient-dense, properly prepared, whole foods diet. Personally, I am a HUGE fan and believer in juicing and believe fresh, raw whole foods are the healthiest and most nutritiously dense foods you can eat. My favorite juicery is “Bamboo Juices,” located at Sernebe, just south of Atlanta. The juice and they deliver the best organic fruits and veggies juice I have ever tasted. You may be within their delivery radius if you live east of the Mississippi! (lucky you!) Check them out – it’s life-changing! And tell them I sent you😉 !
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