It’s that time of year again when we take stock of what’s been and turn our attention to what’s to come. If the idea of making lofty New Year’s resolutions has you feeling overwhelmed, then this one’s for you. Even the smallest changes can have a huge impact on your life — especially if you can turn them into micro-habits.
2020…it’s the year that feels like it will never end, but alas, it’s about to…finally. It’s been a hard year for all of us, so we wouldn’t blame you if diets and detoxes weren’t on your priorities list for next year. But, instead of thinking about 2021 goals as a pain in the butt, why not think of them as a way to celebrate finishing this dumpster fire of year?! Next year is a chance to celebrate the potential of what’s to come and commit to a few fresh goals.
As another year draws to a close – a year like no other we might add – it’s always interesting to look back at the top trends. Common Google searches, Instagram hashtags, Tweets, online shopping purchases and app downloads, are insightful tools to look to for overarching trends. They’re often telling of the year that’s been.
The New Year inspires all sorts of resolutions from daily morning runs and quitting alcohol to financial crackdowns and ambitious travel goals, all with the best intentions. However, let’s be honest, more often than not, they fall flat. One thing is certain: sticking to your goals definitely isn’t as easy as making them. But fret not, we’ve compiled a fail-proof guide to smashing out your 2021 resolutions.
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This year, we’re vowing to put a little extra thought into gift giving with something tailored to each special person in our life. For active friends and family, we’ve rounded up 13 considered gifts they’ll truly appreciate and use.
It’s true, that the spirit of Christmas is about giving, not receiving. However, that doesn’t mean you have to completely forgo yourself. We’re not talking about a new TV or shoes, but presents for the mind, body and soul. The kind of gifts guaranteed to add value to your life. After the events of this year, it’s fair to say we’re all overdue for a little selfcare, right?!
In the spirit of summer – which is next week by the way – we’re shining a light on vitamin D, also known as the “sunshine vitamin”. Arguably one of the most downplayed vitamins when it comes to its myriad of benefits, it plays an integral role in keeping the body healthy.
Slip, slop, slap – it’s been drilled into us since day one but somehow New Zealand still has one of the highest incidence rates of melanoma skin cancer in the world. With over 4,000 Kiwis diagnosed each year and summer on the way, we thought it was about time we consulted the experts for the lowdown on sun safety and to shed light on some longstanding myths.
If you’re struggling with prolonged, chronic stress you’ll need to put in place some long-term stress management systems that work for you, like regularly talking to a professional. However, in the short-term there are some effective hacks that can significantly help to relieve stress in the moment.
As we near the end of the year, everything – from work to your social life – tends to kick up a notch. So, it’s fair enough if your stress levels do too.
Stress is a normal response when we feel under threat, in fact normal levels of stress are healthy. It’s when you’re too stressed that we can jeopardise our health.