self care

Self Care Sunday: Alone Time

Alone time is something I use to take for granted and not appreciate…up until a year or so ago. I’m a nanny so I’m always taking care of and looking after kids, when I get off work, I come home to my husband; I hardly ever take time for myself now a days. My husband and I decided that once a month maybe even twice a month to take a break, meaning he will go on a solo adventure or out with his friends for the day while I stay home and enjoy the peace and quiet. I rather be home then be out. This is not only beneficial for me but also for our relationship.

I wanted to share a few benefits of why alone time is so necessary for us.

  • Great way to recharge.
  • Helps clear your mind.
  • Improves your creativity.
  • Reconnecting with yourself.
  • Helps your become more focused.
  • You gain self-confidence.
  • Learn to be more indpenedent.
  • Helps reset your priorities.
  • Gives you an opportunity to plan your life.

I would love to know, how many times. a week or even a month do you get alone time? What do you do?

life

10 Random Facts About Me!

  1. I love reading romantic books.
  2. I love to dance.
  3. I hate the smell of cigarettes and weed.
  4. I want a tattoo but am too scared to get one.
  5. I rather stay home than go out any day.
  6. I love to do photography and hope to do it part time one day. Check out my photography instagram.
  7. I overthink about everything…literally! So bad!
  8. I hardly ever drink alcohol.
  9. I am allergic to shellfish.
  10. I was almost kidnapped and they almost drove over me as I tried to run away.

self care

Self Care Sunday: Hydration

I don’t know about you, but I am really bad about taking care of myself. I’m a nanny and a wife and I tend to care for others constantly and never really put myself first. I want to work on that, work on self care more often; therefore, I decided that I would love to do a self care Sunday blog post to share what I’m adding to my self care on a weekly basis. For this blog post, I will be focusing on hydrating. I know I need to drink about half my weight in oz of water and I well I suck at doing that. I am better about drinking more water than I use too, however, I still need to be drinking more.

About 60% of our bodies are made up of water and so I want to share 10 benefits of drinking water with you:

  1. Gives you more energy.
  2. Helps you sleep better.
  3. Clears up skin.
  4. Aids in weight loss.
  5. Flushes body waste.
  6. Improves brain function.
  7. Fewer headaches.
  8. Helps digestion.
  9. Fights bloating.
  10. Maintains the balance of body fluids.

I will be challenging myself to drink AT LEAST a gallon of water a day but will try to aim for at least 145 oz of water. I would love for some of you to join me in drinking a gallon of water for a week and hopefully keep it going after that as well.

anxiety

Giving up coffee…

If you know me then you know how much I love my coffee, so I’m so sad that I have to give it up for a while…at least a few days. Well I don’t have too but my anxiety has been through the roof the past 2 weeks and I honestly think its because my coffee intake has increased a ton. I was drinking at least 2 to sometimes 3 cups of coffee a day and I even had green tea extract pills in my vitamin pack that I was taking so it was a lot. I have officially as of today stopped taking the vitamins all together including the green tea extract pills along with coffee. I am drinking tea and ice tea which has some caffeine in it but that’s ok. Other than a major headache which I currently have right now, I have been feeling great…no signs of anxiety today which is awesome. I miss coffee so bad if I’m being honest. I just love everything about coffee and I might even prefer it over tea, which is the number 1 thing I was obsessed with growing up and most of my adult life pretty much.

Fingers crossed this little break from coffee and the pills helps get rid of my anxiety again for a long time then I will slowly introduce coffee and multivitamin pills only (not green tea extract) into my daily life and take it from there…..but for now, if you drink coffee please enjoy some for me too!

xoxo

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February Goals.

A month ago I wrote my New Years resolution/goals for 2020 but then found a blog post where she talked about how she no longer makes new year goals but month to month so I decided that starting this month I will be setting new goals maybe even the same goal every single month. I wanted to share my February goals with you today.

  • Post 5 blog posts.
  • Lose at least 6 pounds, preferably 9.
  • Drink more water.
  • Be active everyday even if its a slow walk for 30 minutes…its something!
  • Read 1 full book or listen to 1 audio book.

Curious…do you do month to month goals?

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Six Healthy Habits to Start Today!

Love yourself enough to live a healthy lifestyle!

January is now here and it’s the perfect time to start incorporating healthy habits into our daily routine. I didn’t fully start my healthy journey till tomorrow (Monday) mainly because I was still on vacation and didn’t have to go back to work yet and used that as an excuse. Now that I am back to work tomorrow and back to my every day routine, I want to start adding more healthy habits into my life and I wanted to share some with you in hopes you would like to join me. 

  1. Stretch when you first wake up. I don’t know about you but I never stretch in the mornings which is so bad and I know it will help me Aton since I have a lot of back pain. So starting tomorrow morning, I will be adding a few minutes of stretching into my morning routine. 
  2. Drink a glass of cold water first thing in the morning. I used to hate doing this only because believe it or not I would want to throw up if I drank water before tea or coffee in the morning. However, the past few weeks, I have been slowly trying to train my body into accepting water first and its been helping. 
  3. Get some fresh air. Life can keep us so busy and stressed and it is so important to take a few minutes to walk out and get some fresh air. You can clear your head and hey even get a few steps in. 
  4. Stay active. I never knew how important it was to stay active until the past few months honestly. I am now so aware of how much being active is good for our bodies, for our health, and for our mental health. I spent a few days being lazy and not doing much and I cannot begin to tell you how much that affected my mood, and my energy. I felt so horrible until I forced myself to get up and get moving and get outside for some fresh air.
  5. Enjoy a few minutes of quiet time in the evenings. For me I love to drink a book and drink a chamomile tea to help me relax and get ready for bed. 
  6. Get enough sleep! I try to aim for a minimum of 6 to 9 hours of sleep a night, which I must admit the 6 hours usually happens during the weekdays and anything over 7 hours usually only happens on the weekends. 

I would love to know some of your healthy habits that you do daily. 

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2020 Goals!

Happy January 1st everyone! I cannot believe yesterday was the end of 2019…this year went by so fast. It is now time to set new goals for this year and hopefully stick to. I decided I didn’t want to make too many goals this year I just wanted to make 3 main goals that I want to really focus on this year and those are:

  • To get healthy and lose weight….I did so well last year but then I fell off the wagon and gained all the weight back that I had lost and I want to try to be better this time around.
  • Get my hormones checked out and try to regulate them. I need to make this a priority and actually go to the doctor and figure out what’s going on with my body so I can start focusing more on trying to get pregnant.
  • Be more productive. I can get so lazy and procrastinate a lot and I want to really work on getting stuff done before relaxing.

What are your goals?