The Year Of YOU

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The Year Of YOU

A new year is like a fresh slate. It comes with a sense of possibility and the chance to make this year your own. Instead of setting new year resolutions, what if you instead dedicated this year to being the happiest, healthiest version of yourself?

In 2023, let’s focus on self-care, soothing our bodies and minds, setting healthy boundaries, and taking breaks when we need to. How can you incorporate these habits? Read on.

Setting Intentions

Intentions are a lot like goal setting. It’s taking the things you want and putting them out into the universe so you can work toward achieving them. It can be anything from cultivating more patience in your life to learning a new skill or hobby. The most important thing is that you are clear with your intention and keep it positive.


Writing down your intention brings it to life. Create an intention journal or notebook where you keep your intentions for the year. That way, you can check back in at the end of the day or the end of the month and see how you’ve progressed.


The best way to get closer to an intention you have set is to act like you already have it. If your intention is to create more peace, repeat affirmations to yourself such as “I am peaceful.” This will confirm your goal in your mind.

Listening To Your Body & Mind

We live in a world full of chronically stressed and overworked people. Working late and neglecting sleep have become normal habits, wreaking havoc on your mental health. But it doesn’t have to be this way. By taking cues from your mind and body, you can harness your energy and creativity to use toward your goals.


Just ten more minutes is never really ten minutes. Create boundaries around work and other responsibilities so you can have the time you need to rest and reset. The reality is when you’ve had adequate rest and feel refreshed – you feel better and perform better.

Getting quality sleep affects every process in your body. If you find that you’re having a hard time winding down at night, try incorporating a relaxing nighttime ritual. Our Quiet Night Relaxing Balm features lavender, ylang-ylang, and calendula to calm your senses. Apply a dab to your temples or the back of your neck and breathe deeply.


Spending time in nature has a profound effect on your mental health. Taking the time to walk outdoors, even for ten minutes a day, can help to recharge your battery and improve your focus. The next time you’re feeling stuck, take a walk in the park or cycle through your neighborhood green space.

Taking Time For Yourself


If your good intentions for self-care aren’t quite producing the results you want, treat it like any other task and book time in your calendar. Tuesdays between 7:00 pm-8:00 pm? You’re busy giving yourself a facial massage with your new Jade Roller and treating your hardworking feet to an at-home pedicure. After a few “appointments,” it will become a welcoming part of your routine.


There’s nothing quite like the joy of discovering somewhere new. Traveling can lift your mood by exposing you to different parts of the world and diverse experiences. It serves as an escape from your usual routine and booking a trip with a loved one can deepen your bond and strengthen your relationship. Plus, we have the perfect set of in-flight must-haves for your next adventure.

Saying No


Do you feel like you might have taken on too much in 2022? Whether it’s at work or in your personal life, having a lack of boundaries can leave you feeling burnt out and depleted. Here’s a simple guide on how to set healthy boundaries:

  • Reflect on which areas of your life could use a boundary. Is it leaving work at 5:00 pm every day? Is it a personal relationship that’s taking too much out of you?
  • Start slow. Small steps make the boundary achievable long term.
  • Consistency is key. People will learn your boundaries if you keep expectations clear.
  • Learn how to communicate your boundaries. There may be instances where people overstep or don’t fully understand.

These changes may seem small but over time, small habits create big results.

We hope that these tips help you to prioritize yourself this year.