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14 Products That’ll Have You Feeling Great All Year Long

products that'll have you feeling great in the new year
Lindsay Lange
January 15, 2021

Hitting ‘refresh’ on a new year is harder than it sounds. Especially when we’re still living life mostly indoors, in the same sweats as last year. We get it. How can you build healthy habits with the same, tired tools?

*Clears throat.* That’s where we come in. We did some research and found some things that’ll help you feel great in the new year. Whether you’re looking to up your skin-care game, or make sure you’re hitting your daily step goal. These are the things you need to get started.

a habit tracking calendar to help you stay on top of weekly, monthly, and yearly habits you want to form and break

A habit tracking calendar so you can achieve everything you want this year…

Maybe you wanna stop using your phone after 8 pm, maybe you wanna drink less caffeine. Whatever it is, this calendar will help you stay aware of your daily, weekly, and monthly habits. It’s broken down into different categories like sleep, movement, finances, and organization. So you can stay on top of things and set yourself up for success. ($18, Amazon)

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bamboo toilet paper that's tree-free

A tree-free bamboo toilet paper that’ll make your household way more sustainable…

Made from eco-friendly bamboo, this toilet paper uses no inks or dyes. And the packaging is plastic-free. About 27,000 trees get cut down every day for toilet paper production. Let that sink in. Switching over to bamboo toilet paper is a small way you can reduce your carbon footprint in 2021. Do good, go green. ($29.99/monthly subscription, Reel)

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lightweight and flexible everyday sneakers

A lightweight (and affordable) everyday sneaker to keep you comfortable…

It’s 2021 and we’re demanding sneaks that don’t cause blisters, aches, or pains. Leaving the house is precious nowadays, and when we step outside, we’re not playing around with comfort. These have a memory-foam insole, breathable mesh, and over 7,000 customer reviews on Amazon. Slip into a pair. ($19.99+, Amazon)

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visual timer countdown clock to help with productivity, focus, and procrastination

A visual timer to help you stay focused when you really need to stay focused…

Meet productivity timers. They’re designed to help you with time management and procrastination. You can set the timer in five-minute increments with a red color block. As time passes, the red shrinks, allowing you to time yourself without having to look at a clock or calculate minutes left. Because mental math isn’t really anyone’s thing. ($18.99, Amazon)

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soft loungewear sustainably made in los angeles

A soft pullover made from sustainably produced yarn…

Consider this the one sweatshirt  you’ll want to wear every day as you WFH. Btw — its French terry is ethically-made from a family-owned mill in Los Angeles. Oh, and it’s pill-resistant and won’t awkwardly stretch. Not to mention it’s a home run in the cozy department. ($55+, Softwear)

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meditation app that provides guided meditations for topics like stress, anxiety, and sleep

A mindfulness app to help you manage stress, sleep, and meditation…

2020 was a year. And 2021 is proving to be just as hectic. Enter: Headspace, a mobile app you can download to help you create moments of calm. Guided meditations range in duration (those with busy schedules are welcome), and range in topic. So if you’re dealing some anger and resentment? There's something for that. Maybe you’re struggling to focus on work? There’s a guided meditation for that, too. (Free to download from the App Store)

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weekly planner with monthly spreads, productivity tips, note sections, and an inside pocket

A weekly/monthly planner to keep you organized from January to December…

New year, new schedule. And with this planner, you’ll stay on top of your to-do’s. It’s got note sections, tips for living smarter, an inner pocket, stickers, and monthly spreads (on top of weekly ones). Never miss a Zoom meeting again. ($12.49, Amazon)

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skin care sheet mask to help hydrate and stop breakouts from wearing a face covering

A sheet mask to help with dreaded maskne (mask acne)...

This sheet mask focuses on the lower half of your face (the skin that a face mask covers). Each sheet mask is designed to soothe irritation, hydrate, and reduce breakouts. Wearing a face mask is a must during the pandemic, so give a little TLC to the skin underneath. ($34.99/5 masks, Aftermask Sheet Mask on Etsy)

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coffee packets with bags you can steep for hot or cold coffee in the morning

A coffee bundle to keep you energized throughout the day…

If you’re guilty of hitting snooze one too many times, this full-bodied French roast is the perfect way to get you going in the morning. You can make it hot or cold, and since the grinds come in bags, the longer you steep the bag, the stronger the coffee will be. All packaging is compostable, and it's made in New York, with coffee ethically sourced in Colombia. Sip, sip hooray. ($22/10 packs, Lomli Coffee)

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five in one skin care serum that will moisturize, provide coverage, protect from pollutants, and has SPF 25

A five-in-one skin-care formula that does it all…

Seriously. It’s a serum, moisturizer, sheer coverage, sunscreen, and blue light/pollutant protector. It can even out skin tone, while increasing hydration and boosting collagen. It’s SPF 25 and made without parabens, chemical sunscreens, sulfates, and synthetic fragrances. So add it to your arsenal asap because skin-care = self-care. ($64, Iris & Romeo)

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fruit-infuser water bottle to help stay hydrated

A fruit-infuser water bottle to make staying hydrated a bit tastier…

Sometimes the incentive to drink plain water is realllll low. Especially when you’re working from home, sitting at a desk all day. This bottle has an infuser rod inside so you can add your favorite fruits to naturally flavor your water. It holds 32 ounces total, and features a thumb grip and lockable lid. Take it everywhere, reap the reward. ($9.99+, Amazon)

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cotton and cozy weighted blanket

A weighted blanket to help you achieve a more restful sleep…

Because tossing and turning = bad zzzz’s. Evenly distributed weight can produce a deeper sleep, with more serotonin and less cortisol. Aka more relaxing vibes and less stress. Also, it’s made from very soft cotton, so it’s a must-have. ($249, Bearaby)

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blue light blocking glasses to help with eye strain while looking at screens

A pair of blue-light-blocking glasses to help ease screen strain…

In pandemic times, we go from looking at our computers, to our TVs, to our phones. Rinse and repeat. Blue light is high-energy light emitted from screens and overexposure can have negative effects like dry eyes, headaches, sleep disruption, and even increased risk of macular degeneration. Wearing blue-light-blocking glasses protects your eyes and can leave you feeling refreshed by the end of the day. Phew. ($95+, Felix Gray)

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fitness app with a wide variety of activities

A workout app to keep you moving and activity-focused…

Download and get access to strength-based workouts, pilates, yoga, dance, kickboxing classes, and more. From beginner to advanced, you can sweat it out from the privacy of your own home. The app also offers pregnancy and postnatal programs, too. So there’s something for everyone. Get moving. (Free to download from the App Store)

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PS: These are editorially selected, but if you purchase, theSkimm may get something in return. 

PPS: If something’s out of stock, oops, it was there when we published. And we apologize for any shipping delays due to COVID-19. Thanks.

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