It’s that time of year again - we’re almost at the start of a brand new year. 2020 has been an incredibly challenging year for many of us, which makes a fresh start a very appealing prospect. If you’re keen to step into a new you in 2021 then there are some simple ways that your hot tub can help you to do it, especially if you’re setting New Year resolutions this year or goals for the next 12 months.
Creating a wellness routine that gives back
New Year’s resolutions can be a great way to think about what you want from the next 12 months, what you’re hoping to let go of and where you want to build. However, there’s a reason that so many resolutions are on the scrap heap before the end of January - they often involve cutting things out, giving things up and generally framing the goal from a negative perspective. If you want to create change that lasts this year then putting a positive spin on your goals can help and your hot tub is a great way to make this happen.
- Integrate your hot tub into your exercise routine. If you’re starting a new exercise programme in January and you know that it’s going to be a challenge then create some positive feeling around it so that you’re not dreading every workout. For example, you could start each session with a soak in your hot tub before you get to the working out stage. This will help your muscles to warm up and give you time and space to relax and get your head in the game. You could also make your hot tub soak the place where you relax after you’ve worked out and celebrate a great session.
- Improving sleep. Research and surveys have found that not many of us make sleep a priority, despite the fact that a good night’s sleep can make all the difference to how we feel about life the next day. Whether your goals for next year are to focus more and be more productive, to eat better or to be more positive all of these will be influenced by how well you sleep. Add in to your schedule for each week a 15 minute soak around half an hour before you go to sleep - in the water your body temperature will rise and then as you get out and ready for bed it will fall again, preparing your body gradually for easier and higher quality sleep.
- Prioritising key relationships. It’s hard to make time for the people that we love with everything that our day holds sometimes. In the hot tub there are no devices and no distractions - it’s a great way to be more sociable, to prioritise family time or to spend some essential moments alone.
Your hot tub can help you in focusing on what really matters in 2021. Whether that’s physical wellness, sleep or key relationships these are just some of the ways it can support you in creating routines that help you uncover a new you.