The holiday season has been hectic and exhausting. Heck, if you're a mom the whole year has likely been a busy blur. Take some time to slow down and recognize the importance of sleep and self care--and put these two things at the top of your 2020 priority list. We're sharing three simple tips to help you be a more relaxed and well-rested you in the New Year.

HOW TO PRIORITIZE SELF-CARRE

3 Easy Ways to Prioritize Self-Care in 2020

Grab your planner and tap into your resolve. This is going to be YOUR year and your decade. But ladies, hope is not a strategy. Here are the top three ways to take care of you this year. 

Invest in sleep

So many of us have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep through the night or even more serious issues like lower back pain upon getting out of bed. And the problem might be more could have something to do with the wrong mattress and pillows. Take an inventory of bedding – mattresses, pillows and sheets. The start of a new year is the perfect time to refresh these items which can drastically improve sleep quality. Plus, older bedding is more likely it is to be made with substandard materials like toxic flame retardants, phthalates, or heavy metals. There is no time like the present to get yourself a new bed or accessories, and invest in your sleep and well-being. 

Start meditating

Take the momentum of the new year and use it to start a new, healthy habit (or replace an unhealthy one). Meditation has a lot of proven benefits like better sleep, less stress and even smoother relationships with the people we love. Plus, it’s completely free and can be done anywhere. Our favorite app is Headspace. Find out why we love it here.

MEDITATION

Say no more often

It can be hard to say no, whether it’s accepting a new project at work, making plans with friends, or agreeing to help friends with a move. But a too-full to-do list can cause anxiety and can impact sleep. Don’t be afraid to set boundaries with loved ones and take a step back. It’s easier once it becomes a habit and helpful for staying refreshed and productive.

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