If you’re wondering, “How do I feel healthier, more energetic, and happier?” – you’re not alone.
We’ve heard it all before, this year is the year when you are going to look just like the Instagram girl of your dreams and you might have spent the last few weeks excluding alcohol, carbs, maybe even meat… or at least in my case, a lot of talking about the above.
Now, I’m not saying that eating healthily and working out are bad traits but the unrealistic expectation is where I think the problem lies. If you are living a relatively healthy lifestyle, and it’s all relative, then why beat yourself up for having that cheeky slice of cake if it’s what you need to get you through a Monday!
Let’s shift the focus from looking great to inner wellness and feeling great with these suggestions to get you going on your wellness journey this year.
1. It’s time to relax
For your wellness journey to start, it might be a good time to find some inner peace and balance. Get yourself signed up for a Yoga Class. Groupon has 5 Class Sydney Yoga Passes from $14 which will have you feeling oh so Zen in no time.
2. Enhance the morning meal routine
Shop the array of natural goodness on offer at Nourished Life in their health and fitness section. Try some Maca powder in your morning smoothie for more energy and clear skin! My tip is to go for the Power Super Foods Maca Powder for $19.95 (250g).
3. Wellness reading
Use your time wisely on the daily commute. Instead of checking your emails, check in with tips, techniques and advice that will boost your mood for the day with these invaluable books from The Book Depository. Titles such as ‘The Little Book of Mindfulness’ and ‘Mindfulness Colouring’, both for under $16, will have you feeling much more content and fulfilled than reading emails from your boss.
4. The easy way to eating right
Take the stress out of filling your belly with goodness and leave it in the capable hands at HelloFresh. Delivered straight to your door, minimal effort and more time for ‘you time’. HelloFresh Classic Box will have you eating healthily from as little as $11.66 per serving.
5. Introduce superfoods into your diet
One of the easiest ways to introduce superfoods into your diet is through natural supplements. Try these Healthy Care Super Green capsules from Chemist Warehouse (600g – $69.99) and feel the benefits from antitoxins such as spirulina, wheatgrass and chlorella.
6. Pamper yourself
Go on, pamper yourself! Massage, scrub, nourish from every corner of the planet. The ethical 3-step routine to buff your skin and feel all brand new. Three great products I recommend to try from The Body Shop are Thai Makrut lime firming & toning body oil ($33), French Grape Seed Body Scrub ($14) and Ethiopian Green Coffee Firming Body Cream ($53).
7. Increase your Water intake
Add some flavour to your water with an infuser water bottle. Keep it classic with mint and cucumber or try something new with watermelon and basil. This H2Fruit Infuser Water Bottle retails at Temple and Webster for $12.95.
8. Get Outdoors and Active
Luckily, the ‘IT’ bag of right now also doubles up as a pretty sweet gym bag. Go green and stand out from the crowd with this State of Escape Bag in Khaki Green from Mode Sportif which retails for $299.
9. Inspire motivation
Take some me time if you’re at the gym by zoning out to your own beats and working out at your own pace. These very trendy and comfortable Audio-Technica SonicFuel Wireless Headphones from Urban Outfitters will only set you back $120, plus Cashback of course.
10. Realise the importance of sleep
Switch off, wind down and get some much needed shut-eye. Studies show that at least 7 hours of sleep a night can improve skin tone and vision as well as increasing energy and strength. If you still need some encouragement L’occitanes Aromachologie relaxing pillow mist ($30) will tempt you into bed and off into a peaceful sleep in no time.
11. Treat yourself
Once you’re feeling good on the inside, treat yourself to some new threads. Go on, you deserve it, and it’ll keep you motivated to keep up the good work! This Leo Sports Bra from Lorna Jane is a great choice at $69.99, and the Leo Winter F/L tight from Lorna Jane to match retails for $115.99.
Finally, don’t forget that by shopping through Cashrewards on your way to wellness, you’ll receive Cashback at all of the stores mentioned above, plus many more including travel sites, fashion retailers and tech stores if, for example, you fancy a fitness tracker to help you along the way. And after all, receiving Cashback on all of your purchases will help you on your road to a healthier, happy and more energetic life, and it’ll definitely help your wallet.
Top Photo by Ben White.
Disclaimer: Deals, products, displayed prices, cashback rates and available retailers through Cashrewards mentioned above may change at any time without notice. This article has not been specifically sponsored in any way, by any retailer, although Cashrewards has ongoing partnerships with the stores mentioned above in order to provide you cashback at these stores.