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how to be a morning person…

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We all struggle at some point to get up in the morning. As we age sometimes our habits change too. I used to be more of a morning person but now it’s a little bit of a struggle. How or what can we do to be more of a morning person. Wake up refreshed and ready to go.

Ideas

  1. Go to bed on time the night before.
    1. Get the best sleep you can each night.
    2. Use aromatherapy to help, like a pillow spray or diffuser and essential oils.
    3. No blue light before bed.
    4. Use a sound machine, fan or ear plugs to help you stay asleep.
    5. Try Magnesium Spray or Magnesium drink before bed to help you relax and keep leg cramps at bay.
    6. Plan your schedule for the next day, or review your next days schedule.
  2. Actually waking up at a early time, use an alarm, start slowly and move it back over time. 15 minute increments.
    1. I use a Lumi Light to help wake me up naturally.
    2. Use an alarm if necessary.
  3. Do what you want to wake up, a shower, reading social media, or meditation are good choices.
    1. Drink 8-10oz. of water right when you do wake up, it does the body good.
  4. Breakfast, the most important meal of the day.
    1. Make yourself a wonderful feast, eat what you like, change it up.
    2. My favorites are: Cereal, Oatmeal, or Quinoa flakes.
    3. 30 Minutes before I eat breakfast I have a glass of green juice with collagen protein. A real energy boost and so good for you. See my earlier post about this.
    4. Tea instead of coffee right away, I love a spicy black chai tea, with raw honey and splash of unsweetened almond milk.
  5. Get ready to go.
    1. Exercise time; do it early, get it out of the way.
    2. Shower & Hair
    3. Face care & Body care
    4. Makeup (optional)
    5. Get dressed for the day – get out of your pj’s!
    6. Now, after all this, get that cup of java/coffee/latte if you need it.
  6. Aromatherapy
    1. Diffuse a bright light eye opening blend of essential oils like Cheer from Dottera.
  7. Get your to – do list done before noon! How awesome is that to get most everything done before noon?
    1. Run errands early as possible, less traffic and less people out and about.
    2. Clean house, get it done and enjoy it for the day.
    3. Shopping, again less people, less traffic to deal with it.
    4. Guess what, your afternoon is more free to relax and do what you want to do.
    5. Get that inbox to zero!

I just love ViviannadDoesMakeup on YouTube and she has some wonderful videos to enjoy. This post was inspired by her video below.

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the foundations of an optimal life…

Did you know there are three(3) foundations to live a healthy vibrant life.

1. eating well

2. sleeping well

3. moderate exercise

These three things are key to building the foundation of your healthy life on. They are three key ingredients to conquer depression too. I have found them invaluable in my quest to level up myself, my life,  and heal my depression.

I myself have recently embarked on a 14 week journey to wellness and healing. 6 weeks in and I feel so good. Even my mind is functioning better. I am functioning on a whole new level I have not been in alignment with for years. Good food will do that to you. Giving up gluten, corn, soy, dairy, and sugar will do that to you too. Read a little more about my wellness journey; click here.

I sleep a minimum of 10 hours a night. Sleep is the only time our bodies get to heal. So it’s essential to heal and rejuvenate yourself nightly.

Moderate exercise of 30-45 minutes 3 times a week or daily movement help keep all systems running optimally.

Build a life worth having. Remember these three key ingredients.

What are you foundations? Comment below.

 

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getting enough rest…

There are days your body will tell you to get more rest. It’s inevitable with all we go through each day of our lives. The amount of good sleep we really get each night may not be as much as you need. The long list of stress we feel during our hectic day can add to poor sleep too. Only sleeping in on the weekends is not enough. Your body needs more than you think.

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