3 Essentials for a New Year Filled with Growth and Self Care

Happy 2021! 2020 was full of challenges but we are going into this new year focusing on positivity and ways to stay healthy and happy. Here are three ways to start the new year off right:


 Continue To Practice Gratitude

We love to practice gratitude, so much that we have already shared our love for it on the blog. Continuing our gratitude practice into 2021 is a great way to focus on the positive aspects of our lives, keeping us happy, healthy and  strengthening our relationships. Start the year off with a gratitude journal and do a daily reflection on all the things that you are grateful to have in your life!


Commit to a Year-Long Practice

Start the year off with a new practice, or fully commit to something you have been meaning to stick to! It can be something as little as a daily gratitude journal or making sure you drink enough water throughout the day, or something more active like running or yoga. Sticking to a routine can be tough, so luckily there are plenty of apps and websites that can help you keep on track and have fun while doing so. Some of our favourites are Plant Nanny and WaterLama, both super cute ways to remind you to drink water, and Strava, which is a great way to track running, cycling, and walking. We also love Yoga with Kassandra (free on YouTube! And she’s Canadian!) It doesn’t hurt to start small! Even little things can help you to stay happy, healthy, and active.

Surround Yourself with Nature

Get outside! Though it may be extra tempting to hibernate this winter and stay in your home, it’s important to get outside, get some fresh air and take in the beauty of our surroundings. Take advantage of your local parks or take a walk, run, or bike around your neighbourhood. Craving the greenery and warmth that a winter walk isn’t going to provide? Bring the outside in! Make your home into a jungle or add one or two statement plants to your interior space. This will not only green up your space, but can help to freshen your air and have been shown to have a positive impact on stress levels and productivity.