Happy New Year, Sis! I’m so glad we’ve made it to a brand-new season, but listen: if you’re anything like me, January can be a hard month. The holiday glow has faded, the weather is still dark and cold, and the weight of “new year, new me” resolutions is starting to feel more heavy than hopeful. In short, January is when I need a pick-me-up the most. If that’s you, too, then you’re not alone and you’re in luck! Just because Christmas is over, that doesn’t mean the season of giving has to end! But now, it’s time to give to you from you. I think a little treat yo’self moment is just what we need. Thankfully, there are tons of goodies on Mahogany.com perfect for engaging in self-care as we navigate the new year. Here are some of my favorites.
Self-care is the Assignment
My journal has always been a sacred place for me, and the 100 Days of Living Uplifted and Empowered journal is certainly a sacred place. Over the course of 100 days, this journal not only gives you a place to write out your feelings, but it also reminds you that you deserve to be loved, known, honored, and of course, uplifted and empowered. It includes encouraging writing prompts on everything from healing to purpose, so every area of life is given space for reflection.
Start the year off right with the 2023 Mahogany: Uplifted and Empowered Wall Calendar. This 16-month calendar will have you feeling energized, organized, and inspired all throughout the new year and beyond. Each page features mantras against vibrant illustrations by Mahogany writers and visual artists so every day has a pop of positivity. Hang this in your office or bedroom to stay encouraged all year long!
I believe that a big part of self-care is gratitude, so I’ve included this beautifully designed premium pack of 10 blank “thank you” note cards on our list. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve received a gift or some quality time with a loved one and felt that just saying thank you didn’t get my full gratitude across. So, what’s better than a handwritten note to really express how you feel? This card pack is less than $10, too, so stock up and have an arsenal of ‘thank you’ notes ready and waiting for every opportunity!
Okay, the Elle Vie Black Girl Magic Shea Butter Minis Set is everything. Each set includes 3 1-oz. tins of shea butter in a random assortment of scents all wrapped in the cutest little drawstring bag so you can take them on the go. These butters are luxurious and made from all natural ingredients like mango butter, argan oil, and vitamin E to keep your skin soft, glowing, and smelling delicious.
The best way to care for yourself and others is to send your good energy where it’s needed the most! The Good Energy Lavender Sage Jar Candle keeps an uplifting mantra front and center so that each time you burn this gorgeous soy wax candle, you remember that your energy is good and it’s doing good work in this world. This little baby is also vegan, has approximately 50 hours of burn time, and washes you in the calming fragrance of lavender and sage. It’s a great addition to your at-home spa day, bath time, or on your nightstand. When you feel good, you give good!
I hope you found something you love on this list, and I hope you’ll treat yourself to it as soon as you can. The start of the new year may be hard, but remember that your sisters at Mahogany are rooting for you, praying over you, and encouraging you to practice self-care every chance you get because you deserve it. Stay well, Sis!Leave a Comment