But making resolutions is easier than keeping them. Come February, many have settled back into old routines despite having the best intentions. In fact, only 28% of people who make resolutions say they stick to them. With a few New Year’s resolution tips, you can defy odds though - and the wisdom of Ayurveda is backing you all the way.
How to keep a New Year’s ResolutionA quick Google and you’ll find plenty of advice for goal setting: make small goals, make them measurable, track your progress. These might sound like helpful tips, but they fall short. We need specific and actionable steps to help us keep our resolutions. Que: Ayurveda - one of the oldest approaches to a healthy way of life that’s been around for more than 5,000 years. Whatever your goal for the year - whether it’s to grow socially, emotionally, physically, or intellectually - there’s an Ayurvedic approach to help you out.
You want to hit your personal targets58% of us make resolutions every year with most of them being centred around health, money, and family. But, as we know, having resolutions doesn’t make them any easier to achieve. And a lot of us bite off more than we can chew. To succeed or, at least, stay on the right path, you need to keep focused and energised. Not to mention, be able to cope when things don’t go to plan.
This is where the power of natural ingredients can help. Enter Mind Balance - our best-selling Ayurvedic supplements that contain a blend of 11 brain-boosting and mind-calming herbs. Ashwagandha and Tulsi work together to help you to deal with stressful days. Natural Nootropics, Shankhavali and Brahmi boost memory and creativity. And Amla and Jatamansi boost mood and keep you calm. You just need to take two capsules every day and you’ll be smashing your 2023 goals in no time.
You want more me-time…Found yourself feeling burnt-out? Perhaps you’re determined to prioritise yourself in 2023? According to Ayurveda, if we take small steps to look after our physical and mental wellbeing, good health will follow. When you’re feeling healthy, you’re more likely to excel in other areas of your life too. How you choose to take care of yourself needs to be personal to you though. Maybe you’ll wake up 30 minutes earlier to enjoy a healthy breakfast without rushing. Or a long soak in the bath at the end of the week finished with self-massage and essential oils could be just what you need.
At Deja, we’ve created our very own self-care rituals that can be added into any routine, are easy to remember, enjoyable and great for your overall health. Our range of organic, natural and vegan latte powders combine a blend of powerful adaptogenic Ayurvedic herbs to provide a range of health benefits including glowing skin, boosted immunity and joy.
For an energy boost, it’s got to be our take on Ayurvedic’s Golden Milk: our Turmeric Latte Powder. For radiant skin from within, choose our Rose Latte Powder. And, for an evening to remember, our aphrodisiac Cacao Latte Powder will help you to tune into your body like no other. All you need to do is choose your favourite latte powder, mix it up with your milk of choice and find a quiet spot to enjoy a delicious drink. Ideal for before work or even after dinner, with friends and family or on your own, our latte powders are the perfect addition to some much-needed me-time.
You want to tone up…At least half of us want to exercise more and just under half want to eat healthier. But, just like any other resolution, after a few weeks, temptation to slip back is common. Of course, this is completely normal but getting back to a healthy routine will benefit your body in more ways than one. Ayurveda says to be truly healthy we need to balance our body, mind, and gut. There’s a few tried-and-tested techniques to aid digestion too. This includes:
Establish a routine
Ayurveda says breakfast should be before 8am, lunch between 12.30pm and 2pm, and dinner before 7pm. Make your lunch the largest meal of the day.
Make cooking an event
Cooking and eating should be treated as event. Take time to prepare foods, be sure to breathe in any cooking smells and try to enjoy the process. Your salivary glands will get going and so will your digestive juices!
Try mindful eating
To make the most of each meal, and to avoid overeating which can put our digestive system under huge strain, Ayurveda says we should take small bites and time to chew. That way, our body will be able to digest food easier and put all the nutrients and vitamins to good use.
Eat the right amount
We’ve already highlighted that overeating can stress the body. But equally, under-eating can mean we’re not getting enough energy. Before you leave the table, make sure your body and mind are content and you don’t have any stomach aches.
Use digestion-boosting herbs
Ayurvedic herbs like Triphala, Ginger, Fennel, and Long Pepper all aid digestion and stomach health. So, by introducing these into your diet, you’ll be supporting your gut which, as we know, has a direct impact on the way we’re feeling overall.
If you’re looking to lose weight or even just feel more in shape, we also have a daily supplement that can help. Containing a blend of Ayurvedic medicinal herbs, our Rest and Digest capsules will leave you feeling happy from the inside-out, cleansing and detoxifying where you need it. Simply take one capsule, twice a day, and benefit from a blend of Triphala, Ginger, Fennel, and Long Pepper, which maintain stomach health, boost digestion, and improve your immune system.
For a full gut reset, you can go one step further with our Healthy Digestion Kit. As well as our bestselling Rest and Digest capsules, you’ll get a Copper Tongue Scraper which removes bacteria and toxins from the tongue’s surface, preventing them from reaching your digestive system and reducing stomach concerns such as bloating.
You want to live a healthier lifestyle…Tired of feeling run down, year after year, and want to hit 2023 with more energy and less duvet days? Despite our wishes, sometimes our body just needs a helping hand and that’s okay! In fact, according to Ayurveda, our diets should include a variety of super-herbs and spices to boost our energy and immune system. Think Turmeric, Ashwagandha and Ginger.
But don’t worry. You don’t need to get your recipe books out because we’ve made it super easy for you to benefit from all the above with our Gold Kit. In it, you’ll get the Deja Gold Power Turmeric Latte Mix, which is based on Ayurveda’s Golden Milk but has extra health benefits. Designed to give energy levels and immunity a boost, Ashwagandha works to strengthen the immune system too.
Then, there’s our Gold Shield Turmeric capsules which blend Ginger, Ashwagandha and Turmeric and offer antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits as well as immune-boosting properties. Plus, you’ll even get a limited-edition gold latte spoon which makes your daily latte ritual even more Insta-worthy.
You want a full reset…If you’re looking to start 2023 in the best way yet, sometimes it takes a full reset of the mind, body, and gut. And, as we know, Ayurveda says that by balancing these areas, we can expect better overall health and wellbeing - physically and mentally. If you really want to kickstart your resolutions, a digital detox and luxury retreat could be just the thing. But, if you’re looking for a more cost-effective solution, take a look at our Ayurvedic All-Star Bundle.
Containing a trio of our best-selling capsules - Gold Shield, Rest & Digest and Mind Balance - the kit has everything you need to balance your mind, body and gut and feel happy and healthy. Blending Ayurvedic medicinal herbs like Turmeric, Ginger, Triphala and Ashwagandha, these daily capsules will boost your body from the inside-out and allow you to focus and stay calm - whatever’s thrown your way.
Stay on track in 2023 with Deja
It’s important to remember that some resolutions stick, other resolutions fail. Plus, you might not reach your goal completely. But by taking small incremental steps that you can easily sustain, you’ll be on the right path. Plus, if you make those steps enjoyable, you’re more likely to want to do them long-term. That way, they’ll become a part of your routine.
What’s more, surveys have found that those who do make resolutions are more positive about the future. Researchers have also found that approach-oriented goals (like changing habits) are easier to stick to compared to goals that are built on avoiding something. So, instead of cutting something out of your life, why not enhance your lifestyle with a specific goal that’s good for you?
Either way, at Deja, we have a whole host of Ayurvedic supplements and products to help you to smash your 2023 goals - whatever that looks like for you. Don’t forget to let us know your plans for the year and show us how Deja is helping you to achieve your goals all year long.