So often in this world of more is more and busy is normal, I wonder how it's possible to promote more time to slow down and more time for self care. Especially being a mom, I am reminded that I can better take care of others around me when I indeed take care of myself first. That means the food that I eat, the movement I schedule in each day and especially my down time. I wanted to give you all my top 5 tips for the busy girls guide to wellness!
1.Supplementation! And I’m not talking BCAAs J I’m talking health from the inside out. Yes, FOOD is a HUGE factor in internal health, and in fact rears its ugly head in many ways; breakouts, rashes, MOOD SWINGS, you name it. Having used to be 50lbs overweight, I have had my journey with food and truly feel my best now eating a balanced life style (more plant based!) but I do like my fair share of Jeni’s brown butter almond brittle ice cream! What I have discovered is that with my balanced diet, adding in vitamins has been life changing! I use the doTERRA lifelong vitality pack daily! And my skin, hair and energy thank me. This does have to become a habit, but if you can put them somewhere you know you have to look at, and remember to take them, you are golden! 2.SKINCARE – Did you know that your SKIN is your largest organ? YES? Then you know that whatever you put ON your skin takes about 30 seconds to get in to your bloodstream. Ok, cool, we’re on the same page. So go ahead and give the ingredients a look on your products you regularly put on your skin! Being aware is your first step to better Wellness – just take ONE extra minute to read the ingredients before slathering yourself up! Here’s my favorite combination of skincare products that I use morning and night : Verage Face Lotion, Pore reducing toner, Immortelle roller, Hydrating cream (w blue tansy, at the moment) 3.Schedule in SOME type of movement! This doesn’t have to be a 90 minute class or even 90 minutes at the gym. Just get your booty moving. Take the stairs, meet up with a friend for the new trendiest class around. Put it in your calendar and do NOT skip that appointment! If you need a kick in the butt – I suggest a drop of Peppermint in your water or some Wild orange on your wrists – a deep breathe and BAM, you busy girl, are getting WELL. 4.STOP COMPARING, START EMPOWERING! Now this one, can be trickier than the others, I know. For I spent many years comparing myself to others, or using others as “goals.” One day I realized, F**K it. I’m awesome. Or I am who I am – and that’s all I can control. To all the Fit-spirations out there, you go girl, own it. To all the successful entrepreneurs, HELL YEA! Get it girl! For me, I will do my very best every day to not compare myself to others (and especially not others social media accounts) and just enjoy life! Because we only get one, and the time of it, not guaranteed. 5.HYDRATE – as you can tell these may not be in any particular order – because water is ESSENTIAL to wellness – grab a cute bottle, keep it with you all the time, and never let it get empty! Too busy to fill your bottle at a station? (you’re kidding yourself) but, fill up MULTIPLE water bottles every evening and ensure you drink them all through out the day. Your skin, your body, they will thank you!
NEVER be too busy to take care of yourself! If I may add in one bonus – check out your bath tub, take one a week (MINIMUM) throw in some Epsom salts and essential oils and CHILL OUT! We all could use down time, unwind and realize, this world, this life, we are pretty freaking blessed!