Hello Beautiful People!
It’s been awhile hasn’t it? Someone once told me that the path to hell is paved with good intentions and goodness, I have found it to be true many a times. From working from home for six weeks to jumping back into the classroom, it’s been one helluva start to the year.
Unfortunately, we are still in the midst of a global pandemic. This means that it’s more important than ever to step into the coming season with the best possible foot we can. Spring typically brings out my seasonal allergies but I look forward to it anyway.
Here are three things that I am doing (and you can do too) to get ready for Spring.
1. Schedule time for yourself — yes, yes, life is busy but we can’t forget about ourselves in the process of doing life. One of the things that I enjoy doing is soaking in my bathtub and reading a book. I also light a candle and treat myself to a glass of wine. I do this on a Saturday night once the girls have gone to bed. More details on what that looks like here.
2. Sleep at a respectful hour— we often underestimate the amount of sleep that we truly need. For new parents, this is tough, I know. I only started sleeping through the night less than a year ago. However, when I was on maternity leave, I would take a nap at some point during the day while our youngest was napping and then at her next nap, I would tackle things around the house. Now that we are sleeping through the night, I go aim to be in bed by 11:30 the latest with my device usage stopping at 11pm. I’m working towards getting to a bedtime of 10pm and stop using my phone by 9:30pm. Give it a try, let me know how you feel! You can read more about the benefits of sleep here.
3. Incorporate an exercise into your routine — Even if you don’t have access to a gym at this time, there are still several resources for home workouts. It can be anywhere from 10 minutes to – full hour workout. I typically do between 30-40 minutes. Find what will work best for you and do it at the time you know is best. I recommend first thing in the morning so you can get it over and done with! I just recently finished Heather Robertson’s 12 week challenge.
This is not an exhaustive list of all the things that you can do to refresh your mind in time for spring. This is just a quick glance at what I do regularly and the benefits that I have reaped from implementing these three things.
Let me know, what is ONE thing you are choosing to do to refresh your mind for spring? See you all next week!
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