My Self-Care Routine

My Self-Care Routine

I’m back to blogging after taking a few weeks off to focus on myself. Life has been quite busy lately and I could tell that I was starting to feel burnt out from trying to get everything done. I literally had to hide my to-do list so I could focus on self-care. Two weeks off was glorious and allowed me to recharge, realign, and refocus on what matters most to me in my life.

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Why I Skipped My Workout

Why I Skipped My Workout

I just got back from my trip to the mountains and I’m already missing it!  It was so nice to get away from reality for a long weekend and enjoy days of hiking and nights of eating delicious food.  We did some great hikes but most of them were (obviously) very steep.  My legs were so sore this morning, and I decided to cancel the cardio & lifting class I had put on my calendar last week.

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Taking Care of Number One

Taking Care of Number One

Girl, last week was insane for me.  I have to say, it was probably the most stressful week I've had in a really long time.  I was so incredibly busy that my self-care routine went completely out the window.  My main focus last week was getting enough sleep so I could get through my hectic schedule.  My self-care was non-existent and I found myself in a funk by the end of the week.

Lesson learned.

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The Importance of Self-Care

The Importance of Self-Care

It's been quite a week over here!  I've been a tad stressed to say the least.  Starting a new job, meeting new people, and adjusting to a new city is hard.  My body started shutting down mid-week because I was letting the stress get to me and my self-care was out the window.  Self-care is something I tend to forget about when I have a bunch of other things on my plate, so this was a good reminder for me to make it a priority again.

Since I was letting self-care go on the back burner, I noticed that my mind started reverting back to old ways of thinking when it came to food and exercise.  I found myself getting paranoid about my food choices and I started judging my body because I had not been working out consistently for over a month.  The fact that my mind was reverting back to this way of thinking had me scared.  I've been through enough when it comes to these issues and I did not want them to creep back into my life.

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Investing in Ourselves

Investing in Ourselves

Oh how I enjoy Monday's off from my day job.  This morning, I was able to relax, go for a run/walk, and enjoy a slow afternoon of coffee and writing.  I am feeling refreshed and recharged for the week ahead.  I hope that wherever you are, you are enjoying a slow day as well!

This past week, I've been thinking about what we choose to invest in.  A client of mine recently brought up the fact that she does not understand why people do not invest in themselves, both with their time and money.

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