August is National Wellness Month, making it the perfect time to set goals — and adapt new habits — for your physical and mental health. But when it comes to making healthy changes, where do you start? Because health is an ongoing journey, you may find it effective to revisit one of your daily routines, such as your morning or bedtime ritual, and implement 1 or 2 new habits there. That way, it will be easier to stay consistent and reap the rewards from the cumulative effects in the future.
Here are 3 healthy habits to consider starting this month that will have longterm benefits to your sense of health and wellbeing:
Make a gratitude list
A healthy mindset is grounded in gratitude. Each day, write down three things you appreciate in your life, and three things you appreciate about yourself. Don't be afraid to read your list back out loud! Positive self-talk can help shift your mindset to a happier, balanced state.
A soothing skincare routine
Try to view your skincare routine as a time to honor your body and show yourself some love rather than a chore. You can do this by creating a routine that feels like a spa treatment at home! First, cleanse skin with Core Cleanser with gentle eco-friendly exfoliating beads. Follow with Youth Boost Serum to hydrate and deliver "superfood" to the skin. Finish with 707 Balm on lips, dry spots, and cuticles. Apply a layer of Moisture Matrix at night for glowing skin in the morning.
Meditate for 5 minutes
Set a timer on your phone, close your eyes, and focus on your breath. Having a hard time focusing? Try to envision a day in the life of the healthiest, happiest version of you. How would you wake up, where would you be, and how would you be spending your day? Envision your day from start to finish, with as many details as possible (including what you wear, eat, and what your calendar for the week looks like!) and the 5 minutes will be up before you know it!