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    17 Things That Will Help You Upgrade Your Life In The New Year

    A new decade is the ultimate fresh start.

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    If there's ever a time to eliminate bad habits and change your life for the better, it's New Year's Eve.


    Here's some stuff that might help you improve your way of life this coming decade!

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    1. This time marked water bottle so that you can stay on schedule with your hydration.


    This one-litre water bottle indicates times throughout the day so that you can turn drinking water into a habit. The bottle also tells you why you should be drinking water — which will hopefully guilt you into prioritising hydration.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $28.99.

    2. This high performance planner that will help you reach your goals faster.


    This journal focuses on productivity and hitting goals. It features daily goal boxes, evening scorecards, weekly habit assessments and everything else you need to be a boss next year.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $27.35.

    3. This focus app that's cute as a button and will help you narrow in on what's important.

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    If you’re a procrastinator and want to change that, this app will assist you with your focus and productivity. It has timer and white noise features, so if there are things you need to get done, you have the time and capacity to do them. Plus, it works by using positive reinforcement — who doesn’t want a bear to tell them they’re doing well (or doing horribly).

    Get it on the App Store for $2.99.

    4. This book subscription box that will help you reach your reading goals without the hassle of figuring out what to read.


    This subscription box takes a book and pairs it with a self care product so you’re not only nourishing your mind, but you’re also pampering your soul. You can pick between general fiction, crime/thriller, romance, true crime, fantasy or biography/memoir. You can also choose to have the box delivered monthly or quarterly.

    Get started on Luxuread for $39.95 a box.

    5. Or if you’d prefer to listen to your literature, sign up to Audible and receive monthly credits to use towards whatever book you want.

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    There's a ridiculous amount of books you can listen to, including The Tattooist of Auschwitz, The Handmaids Tale, Big Little Lies and so much more.

    Sign up to Audible here!

    6. This Echo Show 5 that is basically a compact personal assistant.


    You can use the Echo Show to set an alarm, bring up your to-do list and play your morning tune so you can get ready for your day. Don’t mornings seem better already?

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $79.

    7. This waterproof timer that you can keep in your shower to avoid wasting water and stay on time.


    No longer will you have to use songs as a way to measure how long your shower has been. It has a suction back so it will cling to most surfaces.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $20.99.

    8. This magnetic weekly meal planner so you can keep eating out to a minimum in the New Year.


    This meal planner can be stuck to your fridge so that you can check and make sure you have all the ingredients ready for you to create delicious meals all week. It also comes in a pack of three which gives you 156 weekly sheets in total.

    Buy a three pack from Amazon Australia for $11.67.

    9. And pair it with a subscription to HelloFresh, so you don’t have to worry about rushing to the store if you don’t have the right ingredients.

    10. This compartmentalised laundry basket that will make washing your clothes a little less of a chore.


    This laundry basket has three sections and it’s collapsible so that when it’s not in use it can be stowed away neatly.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $23.99.

    11. This electric toothbrush, because if you’re still using a regular one, you don’t know what you’re missing.


    This toothbrush has six different brushing modes so you can personalise your brushing experience. It comes with one toothbrush handle, a smart travel case, a charging station and a smart phone holder so you can make sure you’re brushing for the right amount of time.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $157.49.

    12. This sound machine that encourages the perfect sleeping, working or meditating environment.


    This sound machine has 20 unique sounds that don’t loop. There’s also a sleep timer so you don’t have to worry about it running all night.

    Promising review: "Light sleeper, apartment dweller: This sound machine literally changed my life. I moved into an apartment for the first time in my life one year ago and hearing my neighbours move around at night used to make me so anxious. This little machine blurs it all out! I CANNOT sleep without it now, it's the best purchase I have ever made and I would seriously recommend any light sleepers purchase it. My partner now loves it too." — Julia Willing

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $89.95.

    13. This organiser you can pop by your front door, so that you’ll never misplace your keys or mail.


    This organiser features four hooks and one slot for mail. The wooden design also means it’ll look great in your home.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $33.98.

    14. These UV filter glasses that will keep your eyes from tiring out if you spend all day staring at a screen.


    These glasses cut out 90% of blue light which reduces eye strain and the chance of getting a headache. It also helps with sleep!

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $26.99.

    15. This shopping bag set that includes small mesh produce bags so you can eliminate plastic altogether.


    These bags are made from organic cotton. The set comes with one large canvas bag that features six deep internal pockets and five small mesh produce bags that can hold one to two kilograms of fruits or vegetables.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $24.95.

    16. This pack of makeup remover cloths that can clean your face with just water and little-to-no scrubbing.


    These cloths remove makeup, oil and dirt and they can be cleaned in the washing machine with the rest of your load!

    Buy two cloths from Amazon Australia for $18.99.

    17. And finally, this pack of blemish patches that work magic overnight.


    Because 2020 is the year you stop prodding, poking and scarring your skin. These patches protect and heal acne so that your pimples clear sooner. It also acts as a protective barrier from bacteria to avoid it getting worse.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $5.20.

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