To say that 2020 was a supremely challenging year is a major understatement, with stress and turmoil that never seemed to end. It’s time to look ahead and start the new year with realistic resolutions that will pay off with a healthier, happier you.
You may not be going back to the gym anytime soon, but you can give up the nonstop snacking that came with working from home. And yes, it’s time to stop wearing your bedroom slippers all day. Here are a few ways to help with better eating habits, a little self-care and a better work-from-home space geared toward feeling better and being more productive.
Curb the all-day snacking
A pitfall of working from home is that it’s easy to snack throughout the day. Start the new year with healthy eating habits and cut out junk food. Load up the NutriBullet with your favorite nuts, berries and veggies, then blend your way to a healthier lifestyle. $49.88, amazon.com
Get a proper WFH chair
If your going to be working from home permanently, or even part time, building a proper home office is essential. Start with an ergonomic chair. There are great options at all price points, including Modway’s Articulate Ergonomic Mesh Office Chair or Herman Miller’s iconic Aeron Chair. $142.79, amazon.com, and $875, hivemodern.com.
The Zoom-meeting-approved sweats
Since your wearing sweats most of the time these days, give your wardrobe an upgrade. State Cashmere’s cozy comfy sweats will quickly become the loungewear that you will live in. Crewneck sweater and knit pants, $150, statecashmere.com
Slough away winter’s dull, dry skin — and some of the harshness of 2020
If you’re feeling and looking a bit blah, it’s time for a little self-care. Shiseido’s Waso Soft + Cushy Polisher is formulated with tofu to help smooth and support the skin while exfoliating. The soy extract helps to remove excess surface cells and impurities deep in pores to leave your face fresh. $34, shiseido.com
Make healthy eating more inspired
The create-your-own tropical fruit box is a bright spot in the dark days of winter. Each custom box comes packed with exquisite and rare fruits that aren’t always found locally. You can choose from single-fruit boxes or curated variety boxes by choosing three to six types of fruit from the site’s selection and get a box of at least 16 pounds of fruit. $129, tropicalfruitbox.com
Enough with wearing slippers all day
Wearing bedroom slippers all day can be, well, depressing. That doesn’t mean that you can’t be comfortable while you work from home. Ugg’s plush faux shearling Oh Yea (top) and Fluff Yea sandals are the chic and comfy shoes of the season. And yes, you can wear them out to the grocery store. $65 and $99.95, nordstrom.com
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