A Non-Traditional NYE (Consider This Self-Care Staycation Instead Of Champagne This Holiday)
We're approaching that time of the year where glitter dresses, ball drops and champagne are just around the corner. It's a ritual celebrated by so many, a fun way of closing out the past year and kicking off a new one with loved ones. But for some, the buzz of the night is intense....and kicking off 2019 with a hangover isn't appealing. If you're looking to create new traditions and rituals around the new year, we've got a staycation agenda that will send you into 2019 with a massive smile. And hey...if you're all about the traditional NYE scene....plan your staycation for 1st of the year or first week of the new year.
Tomorrow is the first page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.
- Brad Paisley
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NYE STAYCATION RITUAL
Prep your staycation by grabbing the things you'll need to maximize your R&R on the 31st. Get some healthy recipe planning (bonus points for meatless options!) and grocery shopping done so you don't need to run out of the house day of.
On the day of your staycation, wake up with the natural light of the sun. Prep a pitcher of fruit infused water to keep hydrated with. Throughout your day, take the time to cook healthy, loving meals for yourself as you're hungry. Play music you love. Nap when you need it. Enjoy love, you deserve it.
Here's a suggested agenda for your day...but change it up however it suits you!
Align your energy and clear your head to initiate your day with a morning meditation. Whether you're comfortable meditating for one minute, five, or sixty - any time in your meditation practice is beneficial. Curious on how to get quiet? Check out our tips on How To Kick Off Your Own meditation Ritual.
Yoga Flow To Wake
Energize your morning with some movement. Practice the yoga that you love today. If you have a regular practice and really want to awaken yourself, consider a 108 Sun Salutation Flow (we love Do You Yoga's Tips To Get You Through 108 Sun Salutations).
We can't wait to introduce our beach yoga videos to you in the new year to give you further inspiration and ideas! Coming soon...
Create A Reverse Bucket List
With gratitude in your heart for the happy moments of past year, create a reverse bucket list to reflect on how truly blessed you are. We put together 10 Ways To Get Creative With A Reverse Bucket List , filled with project ideas for your personal reverse bucket list.
Clean Your Home
It feels so good to kick off a new year with a clean space. While cleaning and staycation don't normally go hand in hand...the cleaning today is significant to your self care today and well-being in the new year. Allow this cleaning sess to be fun by jamming to great music while you get organized. Put aside items to pass on to loved ones or donate to those in need. Recycle what you can. Re-arrange in a way that feels great. Go a bit more minimal. Surface clean so that your space feels fresh.
Later on, as you write out your dreams or resolutions...keep in mind how great having a clean home feels and incorporate it into your game-plan.
Prep F*ck Ya Jar & 2019 Journal
Grab a mason jar and set it up in a prominent space with some note cards and a pen. Next year, when you're proud of an accomplishment jot it down!
If you love to journal, prep your 2019 journal and space that you write in.
Set Your Dreams/Resolutions/Inspirations
If you love to start your year with some new goals or resolutions, sit with it today. You can get creative by making a list, dream board or hanging stickies around in your home as reminders.
"The same actions and habits that got you to where you are today won't likely get you to where you want to go. So what next?" - Lucas Rockwood
Wind Down Your Day With Yin Yoga
If you're new to yin yoga, we'll be talking a lot about it in 2019. Where your morning practice is more yang like and awakening, yin yoga is a beautiful practice to quiet your mind and body. Check out our Yin Sequence to unwind with.
Bath + Essential Oils
Take a long bath filled with your favorite essential oils (we love lavender as a way to quiet things down). Set up your space with soy candles all around and your favorite herbal Luna Tea blend. If you love to read while taking a bath, grab your favorite inspirational read.
Before turning in for a beautiful and accomplished sleep, end your day with an evening meditation. Just like your morning practice, your evening meditation can be any length that feels good.
"The same actions and habits that got you to where you are today won't likely get you to where you want to go. So what next?"
- Lucas Rockwood
Wishing you a beautiful start to your 2019.
Have a healthy and happy NYE.
Jenny is a mama, DJ, yoga teacher and beach-obsessed boss babe at TheKaiLife.com. You can find her with a huge smile on her face adventuring with her husband, son Kai and fur babies Koa & Snorkel; spinning music and dancing with you late night; on her yoga mat or under a palm tree.
Follow her on instagram @iseekthewaves @jadoreurlife .
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