The new year is the best time to revamp your routine. But New Year’s Resolutions can often leave you feeling overwhelmed. You may have a whole list of things you want to accomplish this year (and more power to you!) but you don’t even know where to begin. So our suggestion? Put the energy into starting your morning off right and the rest of the day you’ll feel fueled and empowered to check those resolutions off your list. For the strongest start to every morning, try making these three small shifts and watch your day (and your year) become even more productive.
If you don’t think much about what you wear when you lounge around the house, this is the year to start. Kimono fabric is luxurious, smooth, soft material that can make any morning feel just a little bit more special. We love seeing your kimono fashion out on the street and are always advocating taking your kimono robe outside of the house, but the best part of a modern kimono robe is that it’s versatile enough to be worn outside and at home. We love a black lace kimono robe for a luxurious lounge about the house in the morning. Even if you just slip on your kimono robe for an hour in the morning as you get ready for your day, there’s something about the kimono fabric that is soothing. The breathable, soft material against your skin is a great sensory experience, bringing you into the present moment and giving you the permission to slow down a little bit before the hustle of a busy day.
Your black lace kimono robe isn’t the only way to start off strong. We also suggest choosing a mantra for your day. This can be anything from a phrase to a single word. It can be a chant or even just a calming image. Find a mantra that will empower you, focus you and act as a reminder of your own center. Starting your day with an intentional mantra — something as simple as, I am strong — can help you find your groundedness in a busy day. And when you’re working to achieve your New Year’s Resolutions, it can be the encouragement you need to keep going.
After you slip your kimono robe on in the morning, while you’re still under the spell of your soft kimono fabric and feeling calm, write a list of to-dos — but make it short! There are only so many hours in a day, so making a list of the three most important things you want to accomplish is the best way to stay on track with your goals. Let go the need to do everything at once, and find energy in the fact that checking everything off your list, even a short list, can be empowering in and of itself.
Using your morning to start your day off strong means that the day can only get better from here. With your modern kimono robe, your mantra and your short list of daily to-dos, there’s nothing you can’t achieve in this new year.