Upon waking, try not to be on your phone for the first hour.
Stretch in bed a little, sigh loudly, start your day with some drama.
Do a full body scan. This can be as simple as thinking about each body part and wiggling it around.
Allow your morning to be slow while sipping on your beverage.
Boil filtered water
Pour water into a mug and add a slice of lemon or food grade lemon essential oil to help with a gentle detox and to increase hydration.
Option to add honey for an immune boost
Aids in digestion
Supports healthy brain function
Calms central nervous system
The warmth of hot water creates steam. Taking a deep inhale of this gentle vapor while holding a cup of hot water can help loosen clogged sinuses and even relieve a sinus headache.
Activates your endocrine system to help reduce toxins
Start with some simple breath work before you start your mantra. Close your eyes. Breathe in to the count of four, hold for one, exhale for five counts. Repeat for three breath cycles. I like to play soothing music in the background.
Daily Personal Mantra:
A personal mantra is an affirmation to motivate and inspire you to be your best self. Repeat your mantra out loud or in your mind three times.
“When I change the way I look at things, the things I look at change.”
Finish it off with your three deep breath cycles from the breath work you just did. Pause for a moment afterwards, let it sink in. Believe in it. Take mental notes of how you feel.
Grab your journal or make notes in your phone. Sit in a comfortable seated position with your eyes close and do a full body scan. Start with bringing attention to your feet and work your way up to the crown of your head. Rate your mental and physical state on a scale of 1-10. Be honest here, no one else will see this but you.
Take the next few minutes to fill one page full of thoughts without picking up your pen. This is your time to reflect on how repeating the mantra made you feel and to get any other thoughts down on paper. If you’ve done exercises like this before, they are often referred to as your “Morning Pages”. Even if you don’t have anything to say, you can just write “I don’t know what to say” over and over again. The thought behind this is to get your brain going and working for the morning.
(Looking for a playlist to help you journal and self reflect? We got you covered)
~ Enjoy the rest of your morning <3
Afternoon Pick Me Up
10 Jumping Jacks
What does it mean to “hold space for someone else?”
“Holding space can mean to be with someone without judgment. To donate your ears and heart without wanting anything back. To practice empathy and compassion. To accept someone's truth, no matter what they are. Holding space means to put your needs and opinions aside and allow someone to just be.”
Everyone is handling this situation in different ways. It is easy to become self righteous within ourselves. Where can we let go and see things from a different point of view? How can we in turn, “hold space” for ourselves? Where can we show ourselves and others more grace? Instead of looking at things with judgement, can we look at it through eyes of curiosity? Remember, you have to be able to show up for yourself before you can show up for others.
We are using a few of our new favorite products from our CRU Reset + Relief Packages and will be demoing them in the video below. After you watch the video, spend a few minutes or an entire night doing something just for yourself.
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Think of five things you are grateful for. It can be something that happened today, or it can be in general. You can say this in your mind or write them down in your journal (highly recommend) A few things I usually go over are:
High and low of the day (sometimes our low times are a blessing in disguise)
People you are grateful for
Foods you are grateful for
Songs you are grateful for
They might be silly things, but finding the small obscure places for gratitude can translate in finding it in each hard circumstance we face. I do this before bed to help me create a better headspace for sleep.
~ See you tomorrow <3