Happy New Year Body Love Babes!
Do you usually kick off the new year feeling exhausted from the holiday planning, parties, and shopping? Or feeling sluggish and out-of-shape from all the holiday sugar cookies and sweet potato casseroles? What about depleted from putting others first and your own self-care on the back burner?
Let’s make this year different. Let’s have the best year ever!
After a busy holiday season, it’s SO important that we slow down and make time to take care of ourselves. It’s likely that we just spent the last 2 months cooking, shopping, baking, decorating, and visiting and hosting others. The holiday season tends to be both joyful and exhausting, which is why self-care becomes wildly important as you kick of this new year.
In order to love your body, you have to feel good in it. AND, it will be nearly impossible to love your body if you keep on feeling stressed out, tired, and depleted. Here at Body Love Tribe, we want to be your self-care support sisters and help you move into a new year filled with love and joy for your body. Today, we’re bringing you some soothing inspiration with a self care roundup of our favorite soul-soothing, self-care practices. Enjoy!!
Treat Yo’Self To…
1. Deliciously Healthy Recipes
After two months of sugar cookies and holiday cocktails, it will likely feel soooo good to treat your body to some healthy, fresh, home-cooked meals. Don’t get us wrong, we’re all about indulging in the sweet treats of the holiday season, but we also recognize that it doesn’t feel so great on our bellies and bodies. Here are some of our favorite recipes to help your belly bounce back from the holiday season…
- Omega-3 Sweet Potato Waffles
- Avocado, Spinach, & Goat Cheese Egg Scramble
- Italian Baked Eggs
- Avocado Alfredo with Zucchini Noodles
- Enchilada Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts Quinoa Salad
- Healing Turmeric Cauliflower Soup (bye bye inflammation!)
- Stir Fry Peppercorn Beef
2. Aromatherapy Baths
Few things are as soothing as a taking a warm bath, and this year we’re all about going full goddess during bath time. Light those candles. Pour that glass of wine or cup of tea. Add essential oils or herbs to your bath water. Sprinkle in fresh rose petals. Get out your favorite lotion. Really go all out. Here’s some inspiration to get you started…
- Clearing Eucalyptus Mineral Bath Salts
- Everyone 3-in-1 Coconut Lemon Lotion with healthy happy ingredients!
- The honey scent of Beeswax Candles
- Honey Lavender Stress Relief Tea
Otherwise known as Abhyanga, self-massage is an ancient Ayurvedic wellness practice that is said to support the body’s detoxification process. It’s also a great way to get a massage every week (or every day!) without breaking the bank! Here are some great resources about the delightful practice of self-massage. Go ahead, girl, treat yo’self!
- Detox and relax your body with this ancient self-care ritual
- 4 Ways self-massage can help you kick emotional eating habits
4. At-Home Yoga & Movement
One thing that definitely tends to fall to the side during the busy holiday season is our movement practices. We wake up from our holiday haze and realize that it’s been weeks since we stretched, broke a sweat, or stepped foot into our favorite yoga or workout class. Kick your new year off by treating your body to some feel good movement right at home. Here are a few of our favorite at-home movement channels…
- Wanderlust TV
- YogaGlo (We love Kathryn Budig’s videos!!)
- Buti Yoga (For anyone who likes their yoga with a side of booty-shaking, jumping cardio, and tribal dance!)
- Daily Burn (For more than yoga. There’s cardio, strength training, & more!)
5. Read anything written by Brene Brown
Seriously, we are SO obsessed with Brene Brown. We’re convinced that if everyone read her books, we would live in a different world – a more joyful, compassionate world. They will shake you up, change the way you think about yourself and others, and radically change the way you live. Here are Brene Brown’s books listed from her first book to her most recent. Though they do build on and reference one another, the books also stand strong on their own. Enjoy!