A stress-free year in 2024? Tips from The Little Zebra!
Are all parents here ready to start an energetic and sparkling new year ? YES: 2024 promises to be ultra cute (as always with The Little Zebra!), but what if we try to make it a bit more zen? We have compiled tips to stay serene and balanced throughout the year. So, ready for an extra relaxing adventure? Let's embark together on this wellness odyssey where every day is a chance to shine with positivity and fun ♡
1 | Why not start meditating? Your oasis of peace with Headspace!
Meditation is the new must-do for a peaceful mind. The team at The Little Zebra unanimously votes for the app Headspace. With sessions in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and German, it's the key to a zen daily life. It opens a door to a world of calm and serenity, a true oasis in the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Meditation helps to focus on what's important, and approach each day with more tranquility.
2 | Create your own tranquility bubble with Yoga at home
Imagine... the kids are in bed, and it's your time! One or two yoga sessions a week can do wonders. Our favorite? Yoga with Kassandra, an English-speaking YouTube channel for escape. Yoga is not just a physical activity, it's an inner journey to more peace and harmony. It helps to reconnect with yourself, to let go, and to sleep better.
3 | Make room for a facial care ritual ♡
And what if we talk about beauty routines? If you haven't started yet, now is the time! A daily facial care routine is not just a beauty gesture, it's a self-care ritual. The products from Vita Verde and Bobone are our favorites for a radiant, happy skin. Taking care of your skin is also taking care of your inner well-being. It helps you feel better in your skin, boost self-confidence, and start the day with a sense of freshness and renewal.
4 | Who knows about Batch Cooking? A revolution in the kitchen!
Do you know batch cooking? This amazing method involves preparing meals for the entire week all at once. It's a real game-changer to save time and stay calm. Discover special batch cooking recipes on bbcgoodfood.com, a website full of tasty and practical ideas. This approach to cooking transforms meal preparation into a moment of creativity and relaxation, reducing daily stress, and allowing you to savor each bite with more attention and pleasure.
5 | A digital detox: the key to happiness ;-)
In 2024, why not implement a digital detox occasionally? Whether it's an hour a day or a day a week, stepping away from screens allows you to reconnect with yourself and your family. It's an opportunity to create unforgettable memories and enjoy the moment. These moments of disconnection are essential for finding a mental balance, stimulating creativity, and strengthening family bonds. They help us appreciate the beauty of the little things and live life more fully :-)
6 | Implement a reading (or film) rhythm
Maintaining a small (or large) reading rhythm is the trick to stay in the mood for reading. And for that, nothing is better than the Goodreads app. This app allows you to keep an eye on your readings (past, present, and future), read reviews, and set a Reading challenge. So, let's go: dive into fantastic worlds, explore new ideas, and enrich your mind. Reading is a window to new horizons, a way to relax and escape while comfortably staying at home.
More of a movie fan? Do the same with your movie rhythm thanks to the app Letterboxd :-)
7 | Give yourself an endorphin boost: let's move!
Movement is life! Endorphins, often called the happiness hormones, are released during physical activity, giving you a feeling of well-being and joy. By moving your body, whether it's through dance, a walk in nature, or even a small jog, you stimulate the production of these wonderful hormones. It's a natural way to combat stress and anxiety, improve your mood, and boost your energy. So, put on your sneakers and give yourself these precious moments of happiness and vitality. Moving also means reconnecting with your body, listening to what it needs, and giving it the best.
8 | Stay focused: check off in your calendar!
So... Of course, you think "easier said than done!" and you're right... It's not always easy to stay organized. To put these tips into practice, The Little Zebra suggests making checkmarks in your calendar! Because it's so satisfying to put little "✓" when you've accomplished something :-) So, you can download our special PARENTS calendar!
There you have it, eight cool & practical tips to make 2024 an extra relaxing year. With a little willpower and a pinch of organization, every day can become a zen adventure :-) Let's stay cute, let's stay zen!
The Little Zebra, by your side for an extraordinary 2024 ❤