Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Some Self Care

I'm no good to anyone else unless I'm good to myself, that's for sure. We run ourselves so ragged sometimes, running around taking care of everyone and everything else. Self care comes last for so many of us but it's so important. Here's what I do to keep myself happy and sane.

1- Exercise is so, so important to me. Those endorphins are real, yo'. I'm way happier when I work out.  I try to exercise 5 times a week. Sometimes, it is less depending on our schedules but I do make time for it no matter what. When I was in the corporate world, I used to get up just a bit earlier and use DVDs just to fit it in as a great way to start the day. Now I've discovered YouTube videos so I use those at times when I can't leave the house. I also take exercise clothes on vacation with me to work out. Most places have a gym.

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2- I've now incorporated yoga into my routine and this deserves a special mention all on it's own. I feel so much more energized and relaxed when I've done a class. Shavasana might be my very favourite self care thing.

I'm not going to lie though. This might be me, oft' times.

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3- Reading does me some good too- that's for sure. I love to read right before I go to bed.

4- Watching something light hearted while I do my house stuff.

5- A meet up with friends for lunch or coffee or wine. It doesn't happen to often but when it does, so good for the soul!
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6- I do manicures every 2 months or so and pedis maybe every six weeks (but more in the summer) but in between, I love polishing my nails while watching a show right before bed.
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7- My mornings are so sacred to me. I adore waking up before everyone else and having a huge mug of steaming tea (with my vitamins) and enjoying some quiet time catching up on the news and blogs before others get up.Because I abhor rushing too much in the morning, I make my kids' lunches the night before. #gamechanger.

8- I'm not on the phone too often anymore actually talking but when I have a phone convo' with family or friends, I'm so happy at the end of it.

9 - Friday night dinners with the family are one of my very favourite things (can you tell I've been watching Gilmore Girls lately?). Usually take out or finger foods is on the menu along with a happy hour beverage. Most times I just don't cook-- that's a bit of self care in itself! 

10- Skin care- In the last few years, skin care has become so important to me. You can see my skin care routine here

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What are your favourite self care tips? 

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  1. Yes to yoga! I used to do it regularly and then I stopped but I recently started back up again and wow does it really make a difference!

  2. I exercise, take walks, read, and watch my shows!

  3. Reading before bed is my greatest way to just relax and it helps lull me to sleep LOL! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  4. YES to all of this! It's so important to take care of ourselves, and everyone benefits. As a working mom, you still need time for exercise, pampering, and of course girl time with friends over coffee and wine. Get it girl <3
    Green Fashionista

  5. Loving all of this! I know I need to make changes to find time to exercise and do yoga. I did yoga when I was pregnant and remember feeling so much better. Sierra~Beautifully Candid

  6. Oh my- I 800% agree with all these things. Lately I have been noticing if I’m missing one of them in my life- it’s like they become a part of your routine!

  7. Such a good list! I love getting together with friends, getting my nails done, and reading a good book... now I just need to learn to love to exercise!


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