It may seem cliche but the new year is always a great time to reflect, take a moment, breathe and perhaps anticipate setting sail in a new direction.

If you’re looking at ways that’ll help set you on that path to better health and wellbeing this new year, well let me tell you we have some pretty great motivators to share with you.  Hopefully, these seven ideas will have you all charged up and ready to make some changes in a more mindful direction.

Right, let’s go!

Start your day right and give your skin some love with this mindful daily ritual.

True is a line of small batch handcrafted certified organic skin health products that give you permission to nourish and reconnect with your True Self.  Create your own at home escape to nourish your skin, mind and spirit. More than beauty in a bottle. It’s a gentle reminder of living a more mindful life.  Go on, because when was the last time you paused for a moment? Just for you!

True Mindful Beauty certified organic skincare

Want to take a break from your coffee habit?

With The Black Kettle Co. handcrafted plant-based latte style drinks you can! They offer great coffee alternatives that are infused with meditation inspiration.  This definitely turns an everyday activity in a mindful moment that nourishes your mind, body and soul. Bringing together the ancient practices of tea drinking and mindfulness these wholesome plant-based lattes are delicious alternatives to flavour syrups and coffee based drinks. Serve it hot, iced, as a frappe, or added to smoothies, smoothie bowls and baking. Be inspired to pause and truly be in your latte moment.

upbeat latte plant based whole foods

Now take a BIG EXHALE. Do you still feel stressed or anxious?  How about learning to breathe right?

Did you know that poor breathing habits compound over a lifetime and take a toll on your health and happiness?  What about knowing that at least half of the world suffers from a breathing dysfunction without even knowing it? I know right! You’ve come to the right place.

With the Butterfly Effect, you can retrain your breathing to take the most out of each and every breath. Take the 30-day foundation online breathing course with Breathing coach and physiotherapist, Emma Ferris. You will be taught the difference between ‘just breathing’ and powerful, beneficial breathing. By learning simple breathing techniques and exercises you can tackle complaints that many of us put up with on a daily basis; headaches, neck pain, anxiety, disturbed sleep and brain fog.

Still unsure? Start with 5 days FREE then make your decision. All small steps lead to change and this could be a big one to start your new year right.

emma ferris online breathing course

Need some extra nourishment?

Ever heard of the I AM Co.?  Well, now you have!  Curated with their nutrition and wellness expertise they hand select and fill up a monthly product sampling subscription box, called the Delight Box.  Inside is up to 10 of the latest and greatest health foods and natural beauty products.  The result?  You get to discover and sample a whole bunch of goodness.  That’s a win/win.

How does it work?  Choose your subscription one, three or six months and then each month you’ll have delivered to your door your Delight Box. Easy. Plus this is a great mindful gift alternative if you know of someone who also might like to set a new direction just like you this new year!

I am co gift box subscription box natural products

Have some new goals you want to achieve?

90 Day Goals give you the tools and strategies to turn your dreams into plans & cants into cans!  Having designed the perfect planner to plan (love it!), you can set and track your 90 Day Goal. It even includes personality tests to help you find your goal-setting type.  Girl, you got this!  Plus there are helpful tips to support you staying on track with your goal.  Best, enter ‘consciouslyliving‘ at check out and you’ll receive 10% off your 90-day goal planner. Too easy.

90 day goals planner

How about taking your workout in a new direction?

Christina from Swell Fit Living has designed a great series of online yoga videos.  An international yoga teacher, health advocate and athlete, she understands the demands of a hectic schedule and has created these videos as a response. Each of her programs is designed to complement your fitness routine, keeping you injury free, flexible, increasing energy and enhancing performance!

Her online yoga videos – Perfect 5 is great for everyday use.  To Run 5, Ride 5 and Snow 5 that are designed yoga programs especially for runners, cyclists, snowboarders and skiers.

Come and find your true north.

If you’ve read our previous blog posts its no surprise that a journey to Wanderlust Great Lake Taupo appears on this list.  A little downtime most definitely always allows us to ponder that new direction, try something different, or be inspired to take the next step.  Wanderlust Festivals are all-out celebrations of mindful living. A place where you will join a remarkable group of yoga and meditation instructors, musicians, speakers, chefs and attendees for a transformational experience. Come and explore new ideas, make new friends, discover new abilities, and dance your heart out. Adventure awaits. I’m going, how about you come with me?  You can choose to go for 1, 2, 3 or all 4 days.  Find your true north 8-11 March 2018 at Wairakei Resort, Taupo.

Wanderlust Great Lake Taupo

Whichever direction you choose for this new year, connect with a more mindful one.  If you have some good suggestions too, share them below.  We’d love to know!

All small steps, create big change.

From Consciously Living we hope that you find the most joy in quiet moments and in your simple doing this new year.


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