10 Self-Care Ideas For The New Yearposted December 28, 2023
We love the fresh start that a new year brings. It’s easy to get carried away with the hustle and bustle of new opportunities, but don’t forget to take a few moments each day to practice self-care. Kick-off the new year in Austin, Texas with these 10 ideas to prioritize your health and wellness. There’s no better time than now to start new habits and make resolutions for self-care.
Self-Care is In This Year
Make Time Just for You
Whether it’s a few minutes or an hour, set aside some time every day just for yourself. Take this opportunity to focus on your mental health, work on your passion projects, or just relax. We love starting each year with our New Year, New You Spa Packages for massage, facials, and nails.
Get Your Beauty Sleep
Sleep is essential for keeping your body and mind functioning properly, so invest in a great mattress and luxurious bedding to get those zzz’s in. Aim for at least seven to eight hours of quality sleep each night so that you can wake up feeling refreshed and energized each morning.
No More Knots
Your body goes through a lot of wear and tear. Say goodbye to aches and pains by prioritizing regular massage in your routine. We recommend a New Year, New You Massage Package at Viva to work out the stubborn tension and soreness.
Eat the Rainbow
Eating nutritious meals will help fuel your body with the energy it needs to get through the day without feeling sluggish or tired. Prioritize meals fresh ingredients packed with color like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, legumes, nuts and seeds for vitamins and minerals that are great for the mind and body.
Breathe in the Fresh Air
Getting outside for regular exercise is one of the best ways to stay fit and keep your mind clear. Take a walk around Town Lake, go for a swim at Barton Springs, or hit one of the Greenbelt trails for a hike to reduce stress and improve your overall health.
Step Away from Work
We believe in working hard and resting harder. Take regular breaks throughout your work day to rest your mind and body in order to avoid burnout and fatigue. No vacations scheduled yet? Get it on the calendar! Studies show that taking intentional time away from your job can have physical and mental health benefits.
Slather On the SPF
There’s no better time than now to start a skincare routine with daily use of SPF. Need help with your routine? Book a New Year, New You Facial Package with one of our skilled estheticians. You’ll learn about your skin type and get the products you need for a refreshed, glow-y, protected complexion. Prevention is key!
Say Yes to Yoga and Meditation
Taking regular meditation classes can help reduce stress levels and teach us how to better manage emotions when we face difficult situations in life. Yoga classes are another great way of relaxing both physically and mentally after a long day of work and running errands.
Everyone deserves some pampering, so why not treat yourself? Book yourself in for a full day of pampering with our Viva Diva Spa Package. Or pick up products from Viva’s online shop like facial masks and massage rollers to DIY “me time” at home. Ready to work on your aesthetic goals? Book a complimentary consultation with our med spa team to discuss potential treatments and learn about the treatments you’re curious about.
Unplug from the Screens
Notifications, no more! Spending too much time on screens can be detrimental to our physical health, mental focus, and productivity levels. Try reducing your screen time by leaving your devices in a dedicated spot, setting limits on how much time you spend on phones, tablets or computers, and making more time for activities that don’t involve screens like reading or going outdoors.
How Will You Prioritize Self-Care This Year?
The new year is an exciting time to embrace new possibilities and opportunities—but don’t forget to savor your self-care. These simple tips will help keep you healthy, so that you’re able to make the most out of the new year ahead. For more tips, book an appointment at Viva for ultimate relaxation and chat with our massage therapists, skin experts, and med spa team about all things self-care.