As we usher in the New Year, it’s the perfect time to hit the reset button on our every day routines and set the tone for a healthier, more sustainable lifestyle. Whether you're looking for resolution ideas or simply looking to refine your existing habits, we're here to offer you our top tips for small changes that can make a big impact.
1. Exercising more
Hitting the gym or becoming more active is a very common New Year’s resolution for the physical and mental health benefits. If this is your goal this year, start by setting realistic, achievable goals like reaching a certain number of steps every day or going to the gym once per week and gradually increasing. Remember you don’t have to “go to the gym” to get your activity in. Walking outside with your family or furry friends, walking or biking to work, taking the stairs, household chores and much more count as movement and have great health benefits! Another way you can reset your routine at the gym is making it more sustainable. You’ll probably be needing to drink more water, so swap out your single-use water bottles for a reusable one! Another idea is to swap our your liquid toiletries for Ethique bars. Our plastic-free minis are the perfect size to pop in your gym bag, plus you don’t have to worry about any accidental spills because there are no liquids! Try our natural deodorants to keep you fresh and dry during your workouts without any baking soda or aluminum.
2. Saving moneyLet's face it – every now and then, we all need to take a moment to check where our hard-earned cash is really going. Monitoring subscriptions, cooking more at home, coffee at home, limiting impulse purchases and trying to make a conscious effort to be mindful of your purchases can be a great way to save money and be more aware of what you are supporting. Now, let’s talk about a potential game changer that can save you money without compromise. Make a savvy switch to our solid shampoo bars and watch your budget stretch further: these bars last the same as three bottles of liquid shampoo. Not only are you putting extra dollars back into your pocket, you are reducing your environmental footprint at the same time. We have bars for all hair types and concerns. Find your perfect match with our hair quiz.
3. Taking more time for yourself
Self-care isn’t just a buzzword – it's essential. Even if self-care isn’t on your list of goals this year, maybe it should be. There are lots of ways to practice physical and mental wellbeing. Taking care of yourself looks different for everyone: maybe it’s reading, reflecting on your day for a few minutes, taking a small break from social media, practicing gratitude, or just simply taking a stroll around the block for a few minutes a day. Anything that fosters a sense of connection with yourself is key. One way to incorporate self-care into your routine is adding a mindful skincare routine. Elevate your self-care journey with Ethique's skin and body care products, offering guilt-free pampering with natural, scientifically-proven ingredients. Not only do you get the nourishment your skin deserves, but you also contribute to a sustainable future with our plastic-free, home-compostable packaging. It's a win-win for both you and the planet.
4. Learning about your hairUnderstanding your hair isn’t just about looks; it can be a celebration of cultural identity, a step towards embracing your unique beauty, and an overall mood lifter! Once you know your hair, it also makes it a lot easier to achieve your hair goals and make you feel more confident. Ethique has bars for all hair concerns and goals. It’s time to level up your hair game and make the switch to solid shampoo bars. Our bars are SMASHING shampoo bar stereotypes and will give you your best hair in 2024. Take our hair quiz to discover your ideal products for your hair.
May this inspire you to reset your routines and start the New Year off positively! Although establishing new habits can be difficult, New Year’s resolutions are a marathon, not a sprint! Take your time and remember, every small change is a step toward a better you.