Do you ever feel like you are blazing through life and internally your body is screaming at you to stop? You don't know why but something is just telling you that all is not completely well and right. Life is good, work is busy, home is comforting and you aren't under the weather, there is just that little blue feeling. The feeling where you need a little bit more self love, maybe a few changes in life, but mainly a few hugs from those that care and a lot of self awareness, healing and self care.
I'm starting this with my evening routine; a good night's rest to help me start combating the rest of whatever it is I need to do. And it starts like this...
:: Home to eat a well cooked meal. It doesn't have to be anything fancy just something that is good for me. Something that leaves me but makes me feel like I've nourished my body without depriving it of its much loved carbs.
:: I have been craving a bath so much these past few weeks but my house doesn't have one. Instead I'm settle for warm and toasty showers and treating myself to a new body scrub as bath bombs are redundant. Before that, I pop on a facemask while the shower warms; bringing the spa home to me.
:: Time to crawl into bed. I usually scroll through blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, maybe add in some Netflix but I'm trying to curb this. To not rely on technology so much. I tried before of not looking at your phone first thing in the morning and last thing at night and lasted about 2 weeks. The morning proved harder so I'm compromising; no tech after 9 when I'm at home. That means alarms are set and the phone is ignored until morning.
:: Spirtz the room and pillow with sleep spray. I have no problem drifting off but recently I keep waking up numerous times in the night and I tell you all now I'm not enjoying the extra bags I'm carrying around! I'm hoping the spray helps me sleep and stay asleep. I like my sleep far to much to see what 2am, 4am and 5am all look like!
:: Read! I adore reading but I have totally ignored it. I'm not even sure why; I put it down to the fact I've just scrolled through my phone for hours. Why do that? I love looking at Instagram etc. but it's time to focus on me. Reading is not only helping me relax, it's also pushing my brain cells again, additional reading suggestions are most welcome.