Easing Into The New Year

Easing Into The New Year

Allow your troubles to melt away…

While the holiday season can be gorgeous and wonderful and full of love, it can also be draining. Maybe you had family members staying with you for an extended period or you were a guest in a place far away from home without all of your creature comforts or maybe you are just ready for more sunlight (daylight savings is 59 days away!). Whatever your current level of depletion is, we are here to help with amazing tips and guidance on how to reshape and maximize your self care.  

Sweeten Your Routine

Boosting everyday routines like washing the dishes or responding to emails can be easy when you apply a little sweetness and light. There are many ways to go about making a dull activity buoyant, but my best advice to give is to welcome a candle into your practices. Choose a safe and sturdy location in your home to place a candle that is specifically devoted to sweetness and light. This candle may be scented or unscented but should only be lit when you desire to bring this energy into your space and into your mind. 

List It (Or Don’t)

I am often averse to making a list. It can feel absolute and overwhelming to confirm tasks or wishes onto paper or into the notes app on my phone. When I am inclined to make a list, I find that using a colorful pen or intriguing font makes the process more cute and fun. Sometimes on a day off, I sit down with my morning cup of coffee and write (or illustrate) all of the self care goals that I have for the day. It can be quite fulfilling to cross off items from my list as I meander throughout the day. On occasion, I like to simply say my tasks or objectives out loud, repeating or emphasizing with silly voices as necessary.


I love listening to music while I engage in self care activities. It can be a soothing balm or an energizing blast depending on what tunes I decide to play. As a gift to you all, I have created an hour of calming songs to enjoy. The playlist pairs well with epsom salt soak in the tub, folding laundry on the couch or walking around your neighborhood on an evening stroll. I hope you enjoy it. 



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Hanna Kohn

Hanna Kohn is the Operations & Communications Manager with Green Life Trading Co. where she educates individuals and small businesses on accessible and sustainable products and solutions. She holds a BA in Communication Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a Sustain Dane Master Recycler. Hanna is always up for a chat about composting or the latest animal & nature emojis.