Saturday:Reflections

Self care could prove to be really useful at a time like the present. I looked in the mirror this morning, and saw the wear and tear of the stress of what has been going on out there in the world. Believe you me, it wasn’t pretty to see. So, I thought I would share the idea of maintaining our health and beauty from home, so that we don’t fall apart at the seams. When everything is said and done, we still want to be standing, right? Well, I found a few tips that could help us achieve that healthy mind and body.

Exercise is key to feeling less stressed, and keeps your heart happy. There are various routines you can do, but remember to start slow and work your way up to what your body can handle. If you had a gym membership before self-isolation began, there may be some fitness instructors who have started virtual classes online. Make sure that you check it out because it could be great motivation to see a class logged on, and participating with you. Also, spring is in the air, and it’s the perfect time to take advantage of the fact that we can now open windows! When you exercise, make sure to open a window or door to get the fresh air your lungs will surely thank you for. I guarantee that if you keep your routine going, by summer you will have the a beach body that everyone can envy.

Let’s remember to take care of our feet! If you will be honest with me for just a second, you know what I mean when you get under the covers and tear them up with those dry, cracked feet! We need to take out the foot spa, and if you don’t have one, a big bowl will do. The best ingredients are warm water to soothe the soles, epsom salts or baking soda to soften the skin, and essential oils to relax and calm. A “Pedi Egg”or the like, is perfect for shaving that dry skin off after the soak, and a foot stone helps to smooth out the skin. Afterwards, the application of coconut or almond oil will have your feet feeling like a newborn baby’s bottom!

Sleep is very important these days. It helps us to re-energize our minds and bodies for the difficulties we face daily. It gives us a fresh perspective, and allows us to look and feel our best. Try getting into bed at least before midnight. They say that every hour’s sleep before midnight counts as two. Those hours are the most important my friends! Also, turning on the diffuser beside the bed, and adding a few drops of eucalyptus and lavender will calm you into a beautifully sound sleep.

Let’s take care of ourselves, and your bodies will thank you for making the effort. Until next time, happy Saturday everyone!

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