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Every January, people all over the world set intentions for a New Year Reset. Most notably, about health and fitness. Improving and eating well are wonderful goals, but only while they’re sustainable. People spend so much time beating themselves up over goals not met, weighing a certain number, and eating a certain amount of calories. The stress of trying to meet unrealistic standards can be much more harmful than an extra cookie or missed gym day.

To support all of our fellow wellness lovers on their aspirations for the New Year, we want to share some incredible ways to reboot without focusing on food. Our suggestions are meant to help improve your daily life without causing any more stress or food fears. Life is meant to be enjoyed, even while we’re evolving.

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3 Ways to Reset For the New Year (That Have Nothing To Do With Food)

Here are three of our go-to ways to help set up your body and mind for a New Year Reset that have nothing to do with food:

1. Mindful Screen Time

Technology is at every turn, so creating a good relationship with it is crucial. In a world saturated with screens, cultivating awareness around our daily usage is essential for promoting balance and well-being in our lives. We can set boundaries with screen time without doing away with it completely. One way to do so is to set app limits and take purposeful breaks throughout the day. Most smartphones have the option to set timers on how long you spend on certain apps—particularly social media. Using your own discretion throughout the day and week to step away from your phone can also be helpful. Spend lunchtime just eating, mindfully wait in line at the grocery store or bank, and enjoy a slow, intentional morning without the added stimulus. Forming these simple but impactful habits help us prioritize real-world interactions, maintain a healthy work-life balance, and have a conscious awareness of the impact of screen time on our mental and physical health.

2. Swap Caffeine for Dandy Blend

Yes, we’re biased in that we love Dandy Blend, but there are some cold hard facts around the benefits of reducing caffeine. When you swap your third cup of coffee or afternoon boost with a naturally non-caffeinated option like Dandy Blend, the usual effects of caffeine may take a nosedive. The break from caffeine allows your nervous system to take a breather, and suddenly, your mind is clearer and your body more relaxed. No more jitters—just calm, steady vibes. Oh, and bonus: you’ll be able to get better quality sleep by reducing or eliminating your caffeine intake. So, next time you’re eyeing that third cup of coffee, maybe think about giving your body a break. Instead, you can opt for a delicious Dandy Blend. You can flavor it and dress it the same way you would your usual coffee order, enjoying all of the flavor without the crash.

3. Daily Self-Care

In a world of hustle and bustle, taking time for ourselves can feel like hitting the reset button. It’s not just about pampering and indulgence—it’s about allowing our body and mind to chill out in a healthy way. We often view self-care or me-time as a nice-to-have, when it’s actually a necessity. Even if you take just ten minutes per day to do something for you, your body and mind will thank you for it. Whether it’s an intentional morning of stretching and meditating, a much-needed workout session, or finally getting around to journaling like you promised you would, self-care practices can help keep us sharp, focused, and ready to tackle whatever life throws at us. It’s not selfish, so get that out of your head. It’s a “put your oxygen mask on before helping others” mentality. So, enjoy that bubble bath, set your phone to Do Not Disturb, and remember: you can’t pour from an empty cup

Happy New Year!

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Dandy Blend is not a supplement or medicine. Any health related questions or concerns, we always recommend consulting with your primary care physician.

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