Sunday, January 5, 2020

Scouting Sunday: New Year, New You!!!



Welcome to this New Year's edition of Scouting Sunday, where we scout out the best items, websites and more following a particular theme.  The theme for this week fits with the times - 

Scouting Sunday - New Year, New You!!!

We have scouted the internet to bring you the best items around to help you with your New Year's resolutions!  We started by looking at the top New Year's resolutions and then tried to find things that would help you keep to those resolutions.  We hope you enjoy this list!!!


  

New Year's Resolution- Drink More Water, with this Water Bottle

 

One of the top New Year's resolutions every year, year over year is to drink more water!  Why not try a new trick to get your water consumption in?  With this special water bottle, you'll be motivated every few hours, and reminded to drink that water!  With one handed operation and a leak proof top, what more do you need???



New Year, Save More Money with this ATM Savings Bank



Another top New Year's Resolution year over year is to save more money.  A lot of you probably have savings accounts and penny jars, but why not try something a little more fun to inspire you into saving money!  With this little mini ATM, you'll feel like you have your very own bank at your house!







Get in some Exercise, with this Exercise set



Another top New Year's resolution that everyone likes to make is to get fit.  Unfortunately, this is also one of the most commonly broken New Year's resolutions too!  This year, try an in home activity that doesn't require much commitment to get yourself eased into a new routine.  Something like this ball and resistance bands would be a great start - simple activities that you can do whenever you have time.  Set a small goal, like 10 minutes every day and once you get in the habit, start increasing it.  Also, bonus if you put it somewhere that you will spend a lot of time - out of sight also tends to be out of mind, so by putting it where you have to look at it will increase your motivation to complete your goal for the day.





Eat better with this portion control plate



Much of the problem with the way we eat today is our portion sizes.  Ever gone to a restaurant and been served so much food you could probably make three meals out of it, but then you eat it and feel miserable??  Here's a quick trick for that - ask the waiter to bring you a to-go container WITH your meal.  When it arrives, split up the meal and put half of it away for you to take home.  If you're at home, try this sleek portion control plate - the vegetables go in the largest spot and meat and starches go in the other two (refer to the calories/fats in each before deciding which goes where).  This not only helps you consume more of the good healthy greens, but keeps you from loading up on too much of those not so healthy options.




Learn a new hobby, calligraphy


Oddly enough, research shows that people who are bored are more likely to succumb to things like heart disease.  Don't let that be you and try a new hobby this year!  There are many local stores or community colleges that allow you to try things like painting, ceramics, woodworking and more.  If classes aren't your thing, you can easily find kits like this Calligraphy set on the internet to give it a go!  Of course, you can also just peruse this blog to find more crafts and fun stuff to try. :)






Meditate and center yourself with this headband...

The benefits of meditation are many, such as better sleep, less stress and more focus.  However, this can be hard for many of us in this digital age.  We are constantly distracted by stimulus.  However, there is this headband that helps guide your through your meditation practice and keep you focused.  Time to use that technology to help make you healthier!!!





Sanitize your phone more often!

Start sanitizing your phone, at least weekly.  Consider this - your phone generally goes everywhere with you, including the bathroom!!!  It only makes sense to clean it, but how often do you, really?  Find some electronic safe disinfectant wipes, bleach free, and consider yourself just a little bit healthier. 
 

To help lower your stress, Grow some houseplants

Research has shown that people who have live plants inside of their home have lower stress levels.  They are natural humidifiers, boost creativity, aid in concentration, help reduce allergies and clean the air!  Bring a little nature in to your home today!









Try a new dish each week, with this cookbook:




Everyone gets stuck in the rut of eating the same things over and over again - so this year, try a new tactic!  Pick one new meal to try each week, and try to eat some more new, diverse foods!




New Year, New You, With This Planner System:

Be a better you by planning out your life, your way!!!  With this printable planner, you're able to make mistakes, tear it out, add a new page, mix and match and only choose the pages that work for you!  Your purchase comes with A4 and A5 size files so you can also put them in whatever containment format you choose!  I use mine as a discbound planner, so it makes swapping pages in and out super easy!!!

Aztec Dreams Core Pack

Aztec Dreams Planner

Orange Dots Core Pack

Orange Dots Planner

Teal Chevron Core Pack

Tidal Wave Core Pack
Cool Vines Core Pack

Seasonal Booster Pack


Here is wishing everyone a wonderful and Happy New Year!!!!
~L

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