40 Ways to Have a Better 2022

Written by:

Maia James


Welcome to a wonderful, fresh new year! Do you have any big plans or exciting intentions you’d like to share? Please comment below if so!

Whether you’ve set goals for the year or want some inspiration to do so, what follows is a roundup of my favorite resources, ideas, and products for a healthy 2022 full of the Best Stuff.

If you’d like to:

Eat better (or get your kids to eat better)…

  • The easiest (and priciest) route to a super clean diet is a meal delivery service. I just came home from Florida to the first shipment of meals from Sakara’s 30-day reset program, which includes four weeks of organic, plant-based meals plus a bunch of other goodies. There are three start dates left (Jan. 10, Jan. 17, Jan. 24) and new clients can use XOMAIA for 20% off. I also love Provenance meals and their dishes include eggs, fish, and meat options. Use GIMME35 for $35 off orders $75 and up.
  • Every January, I return to my mom’s advice on how to upgrade the types of sugar, fat, booze, etc. I consume (rather than avoiding the junk entirely). If you’re a little more ambitious, you might like this super simple three-step reset.
  • Try a legit multivitamin that contains only the nutrients you really need, in bioavailable forms your body can actually use. But frankly, the only way I consistently take vitamins is by choosing the ones that taste like candy–I take Llama Naturals vitamin D and probiotic because they don’t contain sugar.
  • My friend Jeni recently told me to keep carrot sticks in a sealed jar of cold water in the fridge–they are crunchy and ready to eat and they seem to last forever. You all probably know that trick already, but it’s been a big deal around here!
  • Try this super easy, fairly healthful recipe that every kid I know loves.
  • Choose better bread since kids eat so much of it (and maybe better yogurt and cookies, too!).

Drink more water…

  • The only way I’ve been able to consistently increase my water consumption is by getting a huge water bottle and filling it with seltzer (we have this to make seltzer at home because it doesn’t use plastic bottles). My friend swears by this smart idea to keep her on track throughout the day.

Drink less alcohol…

  • I like the DrinkControl app on my iPhone for keeping track of how much alcohol I’m really consuming.
  • Dry Farm is offering low alcohol wine for January (all bottles less than 11.5%), so I am definitely ordering a box.
  • Botanical Bolixir is a great way to enjoy an ultra low-alcohol (7%) sparkling wine.
  • I’ve also fallen in love with hard kombucha. I like the Mama Bear ones that they sell locally–they contain only 4% alcohol!

Start a fitness routine…

Maia fitness working out
  • If you want to try an at-home workout, here is my experience with eight that I liked. And, for what it’s worth, all of my friends who invested in a Peleton during the pandemic have become hooked.

Be kinder to the Earth…

Kind Laundry Sheets from gimme the good stuff
  • I’m working on a post now that will feature dozens of easy changes I’ve made to lower my environmental impact (look for this in the next few days). Three of the most effortless swaps for me have been using this instead of jugged detergent, these instead of Q-tips, and these instead of plastic wrap or foil.

Rid your home of toxins…

Force of Nature Cleaning Kit from Gimme the Good Stuff
  • I believe that you can make the biggest impact on your overall toxin exposure by getting a air and water filter. (Tips for getting the right one here and here.)
  • Consider upgrading your coffee, since you drink it every day, and if budget allows, investing is a toxin-free mattress since you sleep on that every night.
  • Stop using bleach once and for all by switching to Force of Nature Cleaner, which turns salt, water, and vinegar into a natural all-purpose germ-zapper that kills the coronavirus and cuts grease. 40% off bundles + free shipping with code: GIMMETHEGOODSTUFF40 )

Get better sleep…

DiolPure Organic CBD Tincture Sleep from Gimme the Good Stuff

Stay sane,

Maia, Founder & CEO

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