Morning Routine: Detox & Reset
Happy New Year! 2020 = perfect vision; all the better to see our dreams come to life. To kick start a new year (and decade) of good health and habits, my friend Anjeliqueca and I are sharing our morning routines. Check out her post here!
Mornings are the most precious part of my day. My routine evolved through trial and error over the last seven years, and what stuck is authentically me. I’ve learned how important it is to discipline and condition your mind as it is waking up, in order to set you up for success throughout the day.
Here's how I detox and reset every morning in under one hour!
Try out parts or all of my morning routine and see what sticks. Modify it to fit YOU and prioritize your well being. Unable to meditate for 10 minutes? Meditate for one minute--but do it every day. Don't have enough time to read a chapter a day? Read one paragraph a day instead! The most important thing is to be consistent. This is how you train your mind and develop sustainable habits. For more guidance on how to practice self-care in your morning routine, be sure to read Anjeliqueca’s Good Morning Routine!
Drop me a comment and let me know if any of these steps resonated with you. Happy detoxing!
Top 6 Favorites of 2019
Was it just me, or did 2019 put many of us through the ringer? I got a peek at who I actually might be which is exciting, but I'm leaving this year feeling like I "survived" it. While family and friends were the #1 reasons I pulled through, I wanted to share a few things that helped me not only maintain my sanity, but also break through mental barriers. I'm regaining optimism and compassion for myself and others by surrendering to the natural waves of life. Thank you all for joining me via my blog this year--sending you lots of love going into 2020!
Oprah's Super Soul Conversations is simply phenomenal. I love listening to anything to do with self-discovery or introspection, and this one really takes the cake for me. Oprah's excellent interviewing skills transfer seamlessly in a well executed series of talks with author Eckhart Tolle. This series came out in early March at precisely the time I needed to hear it most. Two particular episodes focus on Tolle's interpretation of the Pain Body and Breaking Free. The idea of pain being an entity separate from our 'self' but still something we can understand and interact with, completely changed my perspective on how to identify and deal with my anxiety. It took away the panic. I've re-listened to these two episodes about five times each--they are that good.
I'm a major fan of Inside Trader Joe's. The creativity, the innovation, the friendly chatty feel--it all works for me. I've always been curious about how they ideate and develop their signature dishes and treats, and this podcast gets right into the heart of it. Each episode focuses on a different endeavor - chain expansion, produce, spices, sustainability, etc. It's quirky, quick, and entertaining. 10/10!