5 Simple, Everyday Ways to Take Better Care of Yourself This Year

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With the start of a new year comes a bunch of hopeful resolutions — everything from cutting out processed food to training for a half marathon. But if you really want to feel happier and healthier every day, small changes to your daily routine will go further than ambitious goals.

Rather than making a huge change, look for small ways to take better care of yourself every day. Start with these five simple ways to show yourself a little extra love this year.

Actually Drink Enough Water
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Actually Drink Enough Water

Staying hydrated is one of those habits that should be easy in theory, but is actually much more difficult to implement. Almost all of us are guilty of drinking less water than we should, so make this the year you actually meet your daily water goal. Invest in a fancy glass carafe you'll want to keep reaching for or a water bottle with the amount you should drink by each hour of the day marked. If you really need accountability, an hourly calendar reminder can work wonders.

Take Your Vitamins
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Take Your Vitamins

Choose a specific time to take your vitamins each day — maybe right after breakfast or just before bed — so you never forget. Another way to make sure you remember? Opting for gummy vitamins with a truly yummy flavor, like the berry goodness of the OLLY Perfect Women's Multi ($14). On particularly hectic weeks, you might also want to add OLLY Goodbye Stress ($14) — gummy vitamins with stress-busting active ingredients like GABA and L-Theanine — into the mix, too*.

Try Virtual Therapy
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Try Virtual Therapy

Contrary to popular belief, you don't have to wait until you're in the middle of a crisis to try therapy. In fact, seeing a therapist regularly can be beneficial for just about anyone. Take the first step by trying a virtual therapy session from the comfort of your own home. It's a great way to ease yourself into it, without the stress of going to a stranger's office.

Make Your Home Work For You
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Make Your Home Work For You

Tired of your lumpy couch or uncomfortable desk chair? Now is the time to turn your house into a home you really love. Spend some time assessing your space to figure out what works and what doesn't. Maybe switching the orientation of the couch will make your living room feel cozier, or maybe moving your favorite piece of art in front of your desk will make your workday just a bit more fun.

Stay Active All Day Long
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Stay Active All Day Long

Sneaking movement into your daily routine is a simple way to make sure you're staying active. If you have to run an errand in your neighborhood, walk or bike to the store instead of driving. Not to say you can't ever take the elevator again, but opt for the stairs when you're only climbing a few floors. Do squats while brushing your teeth or stretch while watching TV. It might not sound like much, but all those extra bursts of movement add up to an all-around healthier lifestyle.

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