After two weeks of eating, drinking and being merry, it’s no wonder we all kick off the New Year feeling a little down. Going back to work might take it out of you more than Christmas shopping, so you need to make your home your safe and happy space.
From first-class relaxation to enhanced productivity, here are a few ways to settle in to 2020 healthily and happily.
Re-acquaint yourself with the treadmill
You’ve likely had a few days off breaking a sweat. That’s totally normal. However, it also means you should ease yourself in slowly. Start with brisk walks on treadmills or some light hand weights before you hit your new exercise DVD full pelt.
A healthy body equals a healthy mind. Exercise has been proven to release endorphins and help stave off depression. With a home gym, you don’t even need to battle all those new January gym members.
Improve your sleep cycle with automation
According to the Sleep Foundation, lack of sleep is directly linked with depression. As dark winter mornings leave us hanging on for those extra 10 minutes in bed, we long to be more productive. You can change this pattern with automated technology in the house.
Tune your body into wind-down mode in the evening as automatic lights dim to prepare you for bed. Consider installing automatic blinds to gently open as the sun rises, helping to promote a healthy circadian rhythm and keep you smiling.
Kick back in your home spa
Booking appointments and leaving the house is a hassle. For 2020, bring the relaxing vibes home with your own home pool, spa or sauna. Studies have shown that home spas can help us sleep better, promote muscle relaxation and even lower your blood sugar! With looser muscles, you’ll be able to approach your day pain-free and happy.