Once the hype of the New Year dies down, it’s easy to feel like you’re scrambling to find your rhythm and get into a productive flow. So if January wasn’t as magical as you planned, no worries. We’re in February now, also observed as Black History Month, and it’s a great time to honor yourself by nurturing your lifestyle and working toward your goals. This month (and beyond), shop these Black woman-owned wellness brands and get closer to the dream of true work-life balance.
Get yourself a Higher Planning planner
When multi-disciplinary artist Scottie O. couldn’t find a planner to match her ambitious hustle, she created one. Her Higher Planning planner is equal parts organization and wellness motivation—you can plan out your yearly goals with quarterly, weekly, and daily breakdowns, manage your money, and track your habits. It’s an excellent way to literally get your life together this year.
Invest in My Fab Finance’s affirmation cards
Tonya Rapley, millennial money expert and creator of the award-winning site My Fab Finance, believes that debt, financial stress, and embarrassment don’t have to be a part of your story. The entrepreneur, wife, co-founder, and domestic violence survivor has created personal finance products to help women become financially free and do more of what they love. Her Affirmation of Abundance cards were created to help realign your consciousness with prosperous thinking, and they’re the perfect reminders to drop into your wallet or tape onto your vision board.
Read Brittany Hennessy’s Influencer
This year is all about working smarter and not harder for many, and if you’re setting goals in the world of digital marketing, Brittany Hennessey’s book Influencer will help you strategize instead of stress. As a nightlife blogger then social media strategist then first-ever senior director of influencer strategy and talent partnerships at Hearst Magazines Digital Media, Hennessey has used her experience to craft an insightful and practical guide to monetizing your influence. You’ll even be treated to in-depth Q&As with influencer icons, including Joy Cho, Cara Santana, and Alyssa Bossio.
Download Tracy G’s “Keep the Lights On” audio workshop
If you’re considering adding meditation to your lifestyle, look no further than Tracy G’s She’s Beauty and the Beast brand made for “the multi-faceted, bold ass young woman always down for self-improvement without shedding her sass.” The self-love advocate and edutainer is also a part of the on-air squad for SiriusXM’s “Sway In The Morning” show. Working on your control freak tendencies? Grab her “Keep the Lights On: For Chilling Our Need to Control” audio guide featuring her friend and Chopra Center-certified meditation teacher, Devi Brown.
Treat yourself to an Alexandra Winbush candle
Inspired by her battle with depression after surviving a house fire, Brittney Alexandra Winbush created Alexandra Winbush, a line of candles paired with teas and music playlists. Scents like Sunday In Brooklyn and Window Seat will help you find your peace.
Sip on something grown up from Ivy’s Tea Co.
Ivy’s Tea Co. is a pop culture and hip hop-inspired tea brand that wants you to “drink tea like an adult.” On her website, owner and operator Shanae, an herbalist, says “The goal [of Ivy’s Tea Co.] is to make the industry as inclusive and reflective and accepting of all cultures as hip-hop.” When you need to prepare for a big day, drinking a cup of her Rise & Grind blend will give you what you need. She even makes her own honey.
Subscribe to Ashleigh D. Jay’s #OurDailySlay astrological readings
We’re more obsessed with astrology than ever before, so now is a great time to learn how to use the stars to your advantage. Whether you’re looking for clarity around your business, your day job, or yourself, Ashleigh D. Jay, a Black astrologer, is dedicated to teaching you how to use your astrological sign to your professional and personal advantage. You can now find her wildly popular #OurDailySlay readings on Patreon.