4 Positive New Year’s Resolutions To Start The Year Off Right

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As 2016 wraps up and the New Year approaches, you may be starting to consider what resolutions might help you become a better person in 2017. Whether your resolve lasts all year long, or starts strong in the first couple months, you can be sure that New Year’s resolutions that hold positive intentions for your health and the planet will never be for naught.

Let’s start 2017 off focused on health and happiness, for you and the Earth.

Drink More Water

Water is essential to life as we know it. By upping your intake of H20 you will notice many positive effects, such as better digestion and circulation, muscle performance, healthy skin, weight loss, and bowel performance.

So how can you be encouraged to drink more water? Having a water bottle that you like and that’s easy to use, and carrying it around with you will make sure that you can quickly and easily hydrate all day long. Check out our broad selection of high-quality and non-toxic water bottles that will have you eager to reach out for a sip.

Reduce Your Waste

I’m not talking about diets and exercise for a tinier tummy. You look great already. What isn’t looking so hot is this planet of ours that’s stuffing it’s landfills with trash everyday. What doesn’t make it in the proper place spills out into our oceans and litters our grounds with trashy flashes of wrappers and cups. It’s time to turn over a new leaf, and move to reusable products that help us reduce our waste.

Packed lunches are a notorious problem when it comes to daily disposing. Lucky for the planet and all of us that live here, there are some fantastic options out there for reusable lunch kits and food containers that will have you moving towards litterless lunching, and reducing your footprint by packing more food and less disposable packaging. Check out all the eco-friendly lunch kit options here.


It may sound simple, but the majority of us over-stressed, busy humans can be so caught up in our lives that we forget to be present with our breath. Stopping to take note of your breathing and concentrate on take deep breaths can do wonders to improve your well-being. Beyond the basic need of taking in oxygen for life, taking intentional deep breaths can help to detoxify and release toxins, release tension, provide mental clarity, strengthens the immune system, strengthens the lungs and the heart, elevates mood, and so much more.

By simply adding an essential oil diffuser to your home, you can encourage everyone who spends time there to notice their breathing and take deeper breaths. Not only does the aromatherapy offer many benefits of it’s own, depending on which pure essential oils you use in the diffuser, but the pleasant aromas instantly grab attention and inspire a person to draw in deep breaths of fresh, aromatic air.

Along with our selection of pure essential oils we carry stylish, high-quality essential oil diffusers that are sure to make a positive change to your home and your health. (As an added bonus, they’ll also replace chemical-dependent air fresheners for a great smelling home).

Reduce Toxins

Chemicals and carcinogens have been heavily used in our products, from shampoos to dishes for a while now, and we’re starting to realize all the negative effects these unnatural materials have on our health and our planet. It’s time to make some serious changes about what we use on and around us, making reduction of toxins an ideal New Year’s resolution.

If you can’t swap all your products at once, start slowly and make one switch at a time. When your shampoo, conditioner, soap, and other personal care products run out, choose to replace them with more eco-friendly and non-toxic alternatives. As your laundry detergent and other cleaning products are running low, shop for greener cleaning options to carry on in it’s stead.

All of the products we stock at The Ninety Ninth Monkey have been chosen specifically for their positive benefits of being eco-friendly, non-toxic, natural, and planet-friendly, making it an ideal place to browse for those replacements.

Happy New Year 2017 to all of you! Let’s make this a year of positive intentions for a better planet and a better way of being.