We all get stuck in ruts from time to time. Whether you feel like you’ve set a wall with a work project, your kids are driving you insane, or you’re just feeling down without a specific reason, we all need a bit of a reset. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a reset button? You could start your day over again, maybe get to sleep in a bit longer? Or get to erase an uncomfortable part of your day. Although there isn’t a reset button for life, there are plenty of ways for you to reset yourself when you’re having a rough day or week.
Self care power hour
Self care should be an important part of your morning routine. Rather than thinking of showering or washing your face as a chore, think of it as a chance to spend time with yourself. When you get out of bed in the morning, spend twenty minutes doing something for your mind, then twenty minutes for your body, and then twenty minutes for your soul. This will look different for everyone. Here are a few suggestions:
-Reading a good book
-Listen to an educational podcast
-Watch a TED Talk
-Baking or cooking
-Work on a DIY project
Take care of your skin
As previously mentioned, stop thinking about taking care of your body as a chore. Find skincare products that work well for you and you love, and your skincare routine will instantly be significantly easier to do twice a day. We recommend a yummy and gentle exfoliant, a facial oil such as rosehip oil, and a soothing moisturizer.
Eat an extra fruit or veggie
Often when we are in a bad mood, it’s because our body is lacking necessary nutrients! Grab an apple to eat on your way out the door, or get a fruit bowl instead of a bagel with your morning coffee.
Get some fresh air
Go on a walk on your lunch break. Stroll around the neighborhood with your kids. Work on your patio instead of in your office. However it is you choose to do it, it is absolutely invaluable to you to dedicate some time to spend outside and get a little fresh air in your lungs.