My daily wellness tips that are especially helpful and non-negotiable for me during hard times.
Intense things have happened in the world.
And I haven't shared much on social media since. It’s been tough. Heart-breaking. And I don't like using this word, but its definitely been scary.
Right after October 7th, I shared briefly about what was happening in Israel, and then had to take a social media break because it was full of horrible acts of evil, people denying the massacre, antisemetism rising... I knew I needed to stop consuming all the hate and fear.
For me, Instagram previously was a light, mostly mindless and positive space for connection, education, and in my case, health and wellness. Every day life has been different since October 7th, and posting my lemon water or new non toxic skincare or lymphatic brush (that I really do love!) seemed too mundane and insignificant with everything going on in the world. In the world, in the Middle East, here in America, and in my personal world.
Thankfully it does feel like things are moving in a good direction, and there is more positivity, unity, and hope. Writing my thoughts down like this, and sharing it for anyone who may be feeling a similar thing, feels therapeutic. And slowly I'll resume sharing all things natural healing, holistic skincare, random wellness tips I feel called to share, and the mundane things of a healthy girl life!
What I found super helpful, is to be consistent with what fills my wellness cup.
Here is what I've been doing for my daily wellness support, that feels healing and supportive.
5 daily wellness supporters :
1)LEMON WATER IN THE MORNING SUNSHINE.
After oil pulling and brushing my teeth, I’ve been going out to the deck with my lemon water to get some morning sunshine. A sweatshirt, sweatpants, and cozy slippers with the crisp fall air and warm sunshine on my face, combined with the refreshing lemon water has become a favorite way to start my day.
I try my best to get some kind of movement in daily. If you know me from real life, you likely know I love to dance, so that's typically my go-to form of fun (endorphin boosting!) movement.
If not dance, it will be a walk. A quick walk outside is a simple way to get movement in.
Lack motivation or often don't feel in the mood to move? What always helps me is if I put on my fave music (ie: Taylor Swift), I end up working out for longer than I thought I would. If I start out not in the mood, I tell myself "ok just 10 minutes", turn on the music, and time goes by fast! (However, while working out can be a mood booster and sometimes you need an extra push, I am not a fan of pushing yourself too hard! I am a big believer in tuning in to your body- if you feel sick, or too tired, give your body the rest it needs, there is always another day!)
3) WARM BATHS.
Slightly obsessive amounts of warm Epsom salt/ magnesium baths have been my favorite thing. It’s like a warm hug at the end of the day, especially as it gets colder out.
I love putting a honey mask on my face, utilize my bathtub filter, a cushion for my back and soak up the relaxing, healing benefits. Triple boost is when I remember to take my Biotoxin binder before the bath, so I can release the binded toxins as well!
Love, love this new modality. Did you know all our organs are represented on the face in at least two places? Through facial reflexology we can support digestion, hormones, allergies, joints, kidneys, liver, immune system, parasympathetic healing, anxiety/mood, healthy hair…!!!! (Hit me up if you want a Reflexology Treatment, or have questions about it!)
I’ve really been trying to prioritize my sleep and support my circadian rhythms by going to sleep at a good time, having my regular winding down routine (dimming lights, blue light glasses), and honoring my body to go to sleep when I feel tired rather than based on the number on the clock. (Morning sunshine will support healthy circadian rhythms and the melatonin/cortisol radio too!) We need sleep for our body to rest, repair, and recharge, and it is so important for our emotional/mental health as well. Inositol, magnesium glycinate, reading, or music are what help me fall asleep if I feel anxious or restless before bed. (chamomile tea, passionflower, valerian root, and ashwaganda can help as well!)
Thank you for being here!
As always, my goal in writing here, and anything Beauty Shift related, is in hopes of helping others.
Even one person who may resonate with something, or benefit from little wellness inspo is enough for me!
To better days ahead!