New Year, Fresh Start - Parker Knoll
Skip to main content

We recognise our lead times are longer than usual, this is due to unprecedented increase in demand for furniture. We thank you for your patience. Click here for more information

New Year, Fresh Start

This year may have started a little differently to previous years, so why not mark it with new beginnings and a new routine? Fill your resolution list with with easy, good-for-you goals. We have created a list of simple healthy habits that will boost your overall mental and emotional well-being, to give you some inspiration.

Get Back to Nature

We often lose touch with the great outdoors, especially at this time of year when the weather is a little colder. Make a point of going for a short walk or spend at least 15 minutes in your garden each day. Being surrounded by nature and fresh air is a great way to experience a moment of peace.

Photo: @thewanderlustwithin

Let in the Light

Make a routine out of drawing your curtains first thing in the morning. Allowing natural light to flow into your home will undoubtedly brighten your mood before you start the day ahead.

Photo: @twotwentyone

Clear Out Clutter

A tidy space means a tidy mind. Spend half an hour, clearing clutter away or tidying each week. Storage footstools are a great way to store things and make the best use of a small space.

Have a Healthy Snack

You are what you eat, right? Why not try swapping a chocolate bar for a granola bar or piece of fruit. Not only will you get essential vitamins into your body by doing this, but you’ll also feel a sense of achievement for consciously making a healthy choice.

Photo: @angelfoodstyle

Greenery

Adding greenery is the perfect way to brighten up your home. Whether a house plant or bouquet this is a great way to bring the outdoors in. We would especially recommend this if you have limited access to a green space.

Photo: @homestoloveau

Drink Plenty of Water

This may seem simple; however, when you are busy, it is often easy to neglect. Research suggests the amount of water you consume can affect energy levels, brain function and emotion; therefore, it is crucial to ensure you are hydrated throughout the day. It is recommended that women drink 1.6 litres per day and men drink 2 litres a day.

Photo: @paleogrubs

Reading

Grab a cup of tea, put your feet up and relax with your favourite book. Set a goal to work towards, such as reading a minimum of ten pages a day. This means that you have time scheduled in for yourself and allows you to switch off from reality.

Manage Stress

With many of us working from home, it often can be challenging to switch off in the evening. One great way to do this is to write your to-do list for the next day. This can help manage stress as you can see clearly what needs to be done and set out a plan for completion. A to-do-list allows you to offload your thoughts until the next day, thus meaning you can relax throughout the evening.

Photo: @thelamare

Open a Window

Throw on a hoodie and open a window to let in some fresh air. Circulation of fresh air is connected to a strengthened immune system and boosts serotonin levels amongst many other health benefits.

Photo: @monkeysandmountains

We hope that even if you make one of these small changes, it will improve your mental and physical well-being during these Winter months.

For more inspiration on health and well-being, visit our Pinterest.

Sign up to our newsletter