20 Amazon Faves That Are Making 2024 A Better Year

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Now in my early forties, I find myself juggling the balls of professional ambition and personal well-being more keenly than ever. Amidst the whirlwind of meetings, deadlines and family commitments, carving out moments for self-care has shifted from a luxury to a non-negotiable necessity.

20 Self-Care Faves From Amazon

And guess what? I’ve found my self-care allies on Amazon, those little champions that are helping me navigate 2024 with more grace, health and vitality. From ensuring I stay hydrated and well-rested, to keeping me motivated for my morning workouts, here are my top 20 self-care favorites from Amazon, which are making this year my best yet.

Amazon faves, self-care, fitness, wellness

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1. A Puffer Vest

Amazon faves, puffer vest

Vest

The puffer vest has seamlessly integrated itself into my wardrobe, becoming an indispensable piece for my outdoor activities. Its comfort and practicality shine whether I’m braving a chilly morning getting to pilates, or soaking up the sun on an afternoon hike. The fact that it packs down into my backpack with ease if the weather warms up is just the cherry on top.


2. An Owala Water Bottle

Amazon faves, Owala water bottle

Water Bottle

Move over, Stanley! The Owala Water Bottle, with its vibrant colors and functional design, caught my eye during a casual Target run, and it’s been love ever since. Its slim profile fits perfectly in my gym bag, and the lockable top means I’m never worried about spills. Staying hydrated has never been more stylish or convenient.


3. The Five Minute Journal

Amazon faves, Five Minute Journal

Journal

Investing a mere five minutes into the Five Minute Journal each day has profoundly impacted my mindset and happiness. Prompted to reflect on gratitude and daily highlights, I’ve noticed a significant uplift in my overall mood. Research consistently shows that a gratitude practice can lead to long-term happiness, and this journal is my daily nudge toward that goal.


4. Magnesium Blend for Sleep

Amazon faves, Magnesium Supplement

Magnesium Supplement

Good sleep has often been elusive for me, thanks to my ever-churning mind. However, after diving into the Huberman Lab podcast and adopting Dr. Huberman’s sleep protocols, including a magnesium blend supplement, I’ve seen a noticeable improvement in my sleep quality. This blend of magnesium threonate, l-theanine, and apigenin supports deep, restorative sleep, which is crucial for my health and productivity.


5. Workout Leggings

Amazon faves, workout leggings

Leggings (XL)

These budget-friendly HeyNuts leggings are fantastic. Their buttery, soft texture and the variety of lengths and colors available make them a go-to for my workouts and casual wear alike. The fit is impeccable, offering comfort and style without breaking the bank. I’m typically a size 14 on bottom and wear the XL size comfortably.


6. An E-Reader

Amazon faves, Kindlne e-reader

Kindle Paperwhite

My Kindle has been a gateway to countless worlds and stories, allowing me to indulge my love for reading without burdening my nightstand. Whether I’m going down the rabbit hole of the Maasiverse or grieving the suffering of a whole other world with N.K. Jemisin, my Kindle allows me to not only carry my books around with me everywhere but also read at night long after my guy has the lights out.


7. Pilates Socks

Amazon faves, pilates socks

Socks

I just started doing Pilates a few months ago and now am a believer. As a licensed yoga teacher, I felt like I had a good mobility routine down for myself, but I love how Pilates can teach you to target and activate smaller muscles that are difficult to recruit. The equipment is fun – to me, it feels like playtime, just with a bit of sweat mixed in. Grippy socks are a must for most classes, and this pack of six pairs is a bargain.


8. The Beast Blender

Amazon faves, portable blender

Blender

I had finally used my Ninja blender unto its inevitable demise, and I had to replace it. So, I started looking at my options and found the sleek, cool-looking Beast blender. The blender doesn’t take up too much counter space (a big plus for me), and I love how the pieces allow you to turn the blender container into a drinking container so easily. Drinking a protein-rich, antioxidant-packed berry smoothie with protein powder before I have my coffee in the mornings has been a total game-changer for me.


9. Ultima Hydration Powder

Electrolyte Mix

Part of my morning routine these days is hydrating *before* I drink my coffee, which means drinking a giant bottle of water with electrolytes mixed in. I was pretty shocked when I checked the label of my old electrolyte powder, which turned out to have been chock full of sugar. Don’t get me wrong – I’m not telling you sugar is evil, I just want to be aware of where I’m getting my sugar from and, personally, I want it in the form of cookies, not in my electrolytes.


10. Protein Bites

Protein Bites

The Protein Bites brownie bars have gone viral on TikTok for a reason. They are legit delicious. There are so many chalky, gross high-protein snacks on the market that just do not feel like a treat. These brownies, however, are truly tasty. I like the peanut butter and birthday cake flavors.


11. Earbuds

Earbuds

Nothing will make me want to flee the gym faster than the moment I realize my earbuds are out of juice. Immediately no. I have to have my music cheering me on to have an awesome workout. For me, that means investing in a reasonably priced set of earbuds that I keep in my gym bag, separate from the earbuds I use during the day to listen to audiobooks or binaural beats when I’m working. These earbuds are particularly good if you like a strong bass.


12. Gym Bag

Sling Bag

There are so many functional, black, serious-looking gym bags out there, and I’m sure they work for many. But me? I need a little fun, a little colorful motivation. This big sling bag does the trick. Big enough to fit sneakers, a small towel, and a water bottle, I get compliments on this bag all the time (pssst: the water bottle I’m holding above is #2 on this list!).


13. Shoes for Weightlifting

Nike Sneakers

The Nike Metcon shoe is super popular for anyone who wants to lift weights. Why? The sole is super flat so that you don’t tip forward and over your knees as you do lifts like squats or deadlifts. Some lifters also like to wear Converse sneakers for the same reason. Whichever shoe you go with, protect your knees, ladies!


14. Epsom Salts

Epsom Salt

If you’re getting 4 to 5 high-quality workouts per week, you’re probably sore. Indulge yourself in a hot bath in the evening to relieve muscle strain. Bonus points if you use a soothing scent like lavender that can help you sleep. A hot bath before bedtime will also cause your body temperature to rise (while you’re in the bath) and then fall (when you get out), and that can signal your body that it’s time to fall asleep.


15. Outlive by Peter Attia

Outlive, by Peter Attia

Petter Attia is a Stanford-trained doctor whose primary interest is in longevity. He educates the public about research in the area of longevity through his podcast, The Peter Attia Drive, and his books. This book is super high on my list to read right now because, as a woman in her forties, I’m primarily interested in habits and practices that will help me live a wonderful, healthy, functional life.


16. A Soft Hoodie

Hoodie

Sometimes, the item that gets you from your bed to the car to the gym is just a soft, pretty hoodie. I love this one – it’s reasonably priced, but I think the quality is solid. I love the soft color, and I feel like I look reasonably put together if I decide to meet a friend for coffee post-workout.


17. Mindset Timer Lockbox

Lockbox

OK, look, I struggle with screen time like everyone else. Being glued to my phone prevents me from focusing on intentionally connecting with my family and encourages me to answer work inquiries at all hours. Enter the lockbox. I can put my phone (and my husband’s phone) in the box and set a timer. We all only have so much discipline, and taking options away from myself in the form of a lockbox has worked for me.


18. Wide Leg Lounge Pants

Lounge Pants

Comfort is king, and these wide-leg lounge pants are the epitome of relaxed luxury. Whether I’m pairing them with a hoodie for a cozy day in or an athletic tank for a gentle workout, they’re a versatile favorite.


19. Silk Pillowcase

Pillowcase

A silk pillowcase is not just for those with curly or wavy hair; it’s a luxury that benefits everyone. The gentle fabric protects both hair and skin, ensuring I wake up feeling and looking refreshed.


20. UGG Boots

UGG Boots

After reviewing snow boots for TME this winter, I fell hard for these UGG boots. These are the perfect boots to wear from home to the studio. My feet arrive at barre toasty warm and ready to go.


Incorporating these habits and practices I’ve mentioned above into my daily routine has been transformative. Self-care isn’t just about indulgence; it’s about making conscious choices that enhance our health, happiness, and overall quality of life. Here’s to making this year our best one yet, filled with moments of balance and well-being.

xo,
Anne

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