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Four Things I'm Loving: January Edition

  • 1.20.2020

Five Things I’m Loving: January Edition
I love the start of a new year! It’s a great time to reflect on the past year (s) while also feeling the excitement of a clean slate that lends itself to setting new goals and intentions. Here are four of the healthy habits that I’ve been cultivating in the first few weeks of 2020. Here’s to making them last for the next 11 ½ months!

Legs Up the Wall

Before bed, I’ve been taking a few minutes to relax my central nervous system and flush my legs by putting them against the wall. I like to use this time to close my eyes, slow my breathing, and reflect on the day. No email, no Instagram, just straight-up unwinding.

Lunch Time Walks

I’ve been making an effort to get up and go for a quick 10-15 minute walk around lunch. It’s a great way to clear my head, get the blood flowing, and it results in a more productive afternoon. A much better than more coffee or sugar!

Hearty Weekend Breakfasts

During these first few weekends of 2020, I’ve found myself really enjoying the ritual of making myself a big, nourishing breakfast (which usually happens closer to lunch time by the time I get home from taking/teaching yoga, running, running errands, etc). It feels good to take the time to make oatmeal on the stove instead of in the microwave, or fix big veggie omelette with avocado and roasted sweet potato wedges. While I always eat a solid morning meal, this makes my weekends feel a bit special.

New Year’s Cleaning

In the spring of 2019 I read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo, and needless to say…it really did change my life. That’s a topic for another post, but to give you a sneak peek, I’ll say that I’ve made closet clean-outs a much more frequent part of my life (and I already did them more frequently than most people I know—that’s what a lot of moves will do!). Consigning or donating items that don’t serve me anymore feels liberating, and I can’t think of a better way to start the year.

Five Things I’m Loving: January Edition

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