By Carrie Pinkard
It’s fair to say that we’ve all aged about ten years in 2020. This year shook us to our very core, and we’re all ready to see that ball drop on New Year’s Eve. Things won’t be magically perfect in 2021, but the new year gives us the annual excuse to dust off those gym shorts and reinvent ourselves.
We hate outlandish resolution lists that involve running multiple marathons and climbing Mount Everest upside down, so we’ve created a list of Snarky New Year’s Resolutions that are totally doable. Take a look at this list and choose a few to help your mind, body, and soul in the new year.
1) Do The Damn Downward Dog
“Practice more yoga, you will” - Yoda telling you to do more yoga.
We know yoga can be intimidating. Any activity where the teacher uses the phrase “yummy hip openers” makes us want to run off into the wilderness and never come back. That being said, yoga is also incredible for your physical and mental health.
Even better, you don’t have to sign up for expensive classes at a ritzy studio to get your fix in. Yoga with Adrienne has hundreds of completely free yoga classes that you can try to kick off your practice.
Even just a 10-minute video a day will help loosen you up and prevent you from carrying so much stress in 2021.
2) Stay Hydrated And Mind Your Own Damn Business
One of our Snarky Tea slogans for 2021 is “stay hydrated and mind your own damn business.” We can not emphasize enough how much being hydrated can improve how you look and feel.
Lucky for us, cups of tea can count toward your daily water intake. You should shoot for drinking 13 cups of water/tea per day.
One of our favorite teas for hydration is Unwind. It’s a green rooibos berry tea that has no caffeine. So you can straight up guzzle it without bouncing off the walls after.
3) Read More MF’ing Books
Still trapped in your home for quarantine? Escape into other worlds through books!
Set a realistic reading goal for the year. If you’re super busy, even reading one book a month is a worthy endeavor. Speaking of which, our book club Literature In A Cup does just that. We read one book a month and discuss it over Facebook posts.
If you want to catch up and are looking for reading material right now, so far we have read: You Exist Too Much by Zaina Arafat, The Guest List by Lucy Foley, The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White , Red White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston, and Seven Days Of Us by Francesca Hornak .
4) Adopt A Bad Bitch Skincare Routine
It’s a lot easier to love the skin you’re in if you take care of it!
Developing a skincare routine for the morning and evening is about more than just beauty. It’s about carving out time to take care of yourself.
In 2021, get yourself the products you need to have a basic skincare routine. We recommend a cleanser, toner, and moisturizer if you’re just starting out. In the morning, your moisturizer should have SPF, and in the evening, your moisturizer should be a thicker night cream.
If you want to get a little fancier, we love a good Vitamin C serum. Vitamin C is especially important for your skin during these dry winter months. It helps to brighten and rejuvenate your complexion. Put the serum on after your toner but before your moisturizer morning and night.
Looking for even more of a skin boost? Antioxidants found in green tea are incredible for achieving clear, healthy skin. Our green tea bundle has the teas you need to glow through the new year.
5) Explore Your City For Fuck’s Sake
We understand that getting out and doing things is way more difficult during the pandemic. But there are still activities you can do in a safe, socially-distanced way.
Make a list of all the things you haven’t seen in your city. This can include parks, museums, restaurants, etc. Then make a plan to see two of those things each month. Schedule out two Saturdays a month for trying these new things.
A study shows that you can cut your depression risk by 32% by going to cultural activities every few months, and by 48% if you go every month. Mask up and go to a museum or an outdoor performance if that’s something you feel you can do safely. If not, you can still explore new parks, or get take out from that Ethiopian restaurant you’ve been eyeing but have always been too afraid to try.
What’s important is that you make an effort to explore and try new things in 2021, and set a calendar to hold yourself accountable.
What’s Your New Year’s Resolution?
We hope this list has given you some inspiration for 2021!
We want to help you crush your goals this year. If you feel inspired to kick start your wellness journey, check out our Get Fit Starter Kit that has the teas you need to start the new year with a bang! We’d love to hear about your New Year’s Resolutions, please tell us what they are in the comments!