New Year, New You? Make 2023 the Year of YOU with QiDZ

New Year, New You? Make 2023 the Year of YOU with QiDZ

By Nohad

For Moms|Indoor|Learn|Lifestyle|Outdoor|Play

By Nohad Mouawad


The winter break has certainly been a long one, whether you’ve had kids at home or you’ve been working and sending your kids to activities. Between the festivities and social gatherings, the gift buying and the celebrations, all parents are more than a little worn out. As the New Year approaches, now is the time to think about ourselves and what we can do for our physical and mental health and our own enjoyment. That’s right: 2023 is the year of YOU, and finally time to do everything you’ve been wanting to do.



Get Healthy: If you haven’t tried it yet, the new year is the best time to sign up for a free personal training session with Enhance Personal Fitness. Their flexible schedule and options to do sessions at home or at any of their partner gyms, means there’s no excuse not to get healthy in 2023! If you are not eager to train but love to dance, sign up for dance classes at Mad About Dance. You won’t even realize that you’re exercising, as you’ll be having so much fun. If you plan on training or working out at home or the gym, check out Active Mile’s online shop for deals on sportswear and equipment.



Refresh Your Surroundings: One of the best ways to have a fresh start in the new year, is to refresh and renew a space in your home. A new statement piece of furniture, a well-placed piece of décor or even a throw or candle can revamp your living room, bedroom or family room and make it fresh again or more cozy. Go to Home and Soul Furniture’s online shop and order one of their well-crafted and natural products and get that fresh new year’s feeling at home. Just make sure your kids stay away from your clean space!



Learn a New Skill: As parents, we rarely make time for the things we like. This year, take time to explore your interests, and sign up for a class to help you out or to learn a new skill. Do you struggle to come up with yummy meals that your family enjoys? Are you intimidated by cooking? Or do you just want to relax and have some fun cooking and trying new recipes? Mamalu’s kitchen on Palm Jumeirah has January adult cooking classes, including dumpling making classes, a fire and wood cooking class and an “impress the guests” cooking class.

After a long winter break, tearing our hair out trying to get our kids to listen to us, now is a good time to beef up our parenting skills with online parenting coaching sessions. Maybe your toddler needs help getting back to their sleep routine, you have a pre-teen that is difficult to communicate with, or your kids need more discipline and family rules. The Scottish Soul Sister has practical tips and guidance to help moms and dads better handle the day-to-day tasks of raising kids, big and small. You will feel calmer and in control and your kids will be happier too.



Do Something Bold: After 3 years of a pandemic that brought us all countless challenges, it’s time to do something bold, and maybe even a little wild, to ring in the new year. For those who want a change of perspective but aren’t daredevils, how about a scenic helicopter ride above Dubai? If flying above the skyscrapers isn’t bold enough for you, then choose 2023 as your year to skydive! Skydive Dubai has a new deal on this January. You don’t need to jump out of a plane to feel like you’re flying in the clouds. There’s also the Skyviews Edge walk taking you to dizzying heights. In Ras Al Khaimah, you can feel like a world record-breaker by trying out the world’s longest zipline taking you above the Hajar mountains at Jebel Jais Adventure zone.



Preserve Your Memories: This year, most of all, don’t forget to preserve your memories, in a way that you can look back on for years to come. All of us have phones full of digital pictures that we will never print, but there are other unique ways of capturing family moments. Mummy on my Mind designs a one-of-a-kind illustrated family portrait that you can hang in your home, reflecting your family’s personality. Casting Keepsakes, on the other hand (pun intended), makes 3D casts of hands, feet and even paws, to preserve your family members at this age and time. Casting Keepsakes replicas can be framed in designer frames to be hung in your hallway, bedroom or nursery for a lifetime.



Take a Break: If there’s one thing you do this 2023, then take time out for yourself- alone or with your family- because experiences make priceless memories. A staycation to unwind after the hectic holidays, like the one at BM beach resort, will help you recharge your batteries. Your kids can spend their day at activities at the kids club, while you relax at the beachside bars and enjoy the many dining options and the spacious family cabanas.

2023 is the year of YOU, so make it count!


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