Wednesday, October 18, 2017

De-Stressing

Hello Friends!

Most mornings that I wake up and everything's great, I have a positive outlook, a fresh to-do list, high hopes for the day, and ready to accomplish and take on the day. Then the other mornings the fast pace/impatient world smack me right in the face as I get up. Some days stress slowly creeps in and other days the stress smacks you just as you get up, but no matter how it comes we all need to learn how to deal with it all.



I have a couple ways that I de-stress. My major way is to make myself some tea or hot chocolate then I'll grab a book and lounge in bed or find a quiet space away from everyone and everything else around me. Quiet, alone time is the easiest way for me to calm down, re-evaluate what's going on and how to move from there.

Of course, my tea and alone time is not for everyone. So below are a few tips to help you unwind.

Unplug// 

It’s sometimes impossible to escape the stress that’s trying to swallow you unless you do the dreaded deed of unplugging, in other words walking away from your phone, computer, etc. for an hour or even just 10 minutes will help. I am a bit of a phone junkie and when I first started the practice of ‘unplugging’ it was hard to walk away from my phone a good length of time, but it gets easier and easier and truly does make all the difference.

Adult Coloring Books// 

Turning on the TV and coloring for a little bit really does wonders to take you mind off whatever is bothering you and just not think for a little bit and afterwards you are better able to process certain things.

Exercise// 

When you are physically active your body releases endorphins, which boost your mood! Exercising not only keeps you in shape but it melts stress away.

Music// 

Put on some danceable music and jump around till you start to feel happy again. This one goes back to the release of endorphins

Mediation and/or Breathing// 

Yoga is kind of the perfect solution for this one, not to mention it will make you toned too! During mediation the body decreases the production of stress hormones and starts to release calming hormones, and improves overall health

Sleep// 

The more rested you are the better able you are to process information that may otherwise be stressful. Turn off your phone, put on an eye mask, and sleep!

Take a Hot Bath//

Turn on some relaxing music, light some scented candles, throw in a bath bomb, and unwind. Taking a hot bath relaxes muscles and long baths can be soothing for the mind

Animals//

Have you seen Sammy?? He's the cutest ever. He absolutely helps me de-stress. On particularly hard days He's always around making sure I'm okay. He sits next to me and wraps his tail around me.
How do you de-stress?
XOXO

Monday, October 16, 2017

Boots for Fall

Hey, Y'all!

We are in the thick of things in Fall today! It was actually cold all day and let me tell you, I was NOT prepared. I'm still cold just thinking about it and tomorrow is going to be even colder! I don't know if this Florida girl will be able to manage Fall. But I do LOVE boots. I have had such a fun time wearing boots. I have a couple of favorites including the ones below. There are some really cute bow boots that I'm aching for. I also really want some Bean Boots, but they're on backorder for the rest of my life apparently.





What boots do you like to wear for fall?
XOXO

Friday, October 13, 2017

Treat Yo Self

Hello Friends,

So as you all know, today is historically Treat Yo Self day from Parks and Recreations. With this in mind I decided to come up with a list of things to treat yourself with. I mean after all we can all use a little bit of extra rewards and pampering.



  • Buy yourself a new book or healthy cookbook
  • Give yourself a lazy day-- or at least an hour
  • Take a hot, relaxing bubble bath with wine and chocolate of course!
  • Plan a movie night
  • Order your favorite takeout or treat yourself to your favorite restaurant
  • Go to the beach, a museum, the park, hike a mountain, whatever you like
  • Get a facial, massage, and/or a mani/pedi
  • Buy yourself pretty flowers
  • Read your favorite magazines
  • Get your hair done
  • Buy or make stuff off Pinterest
  • Go to a local concert
  • Sleep in or take a nap
  • Take yourself out to the movies
  • Volunteer, give back to a cause you really like
  • Treat yourself to something handmade from Etsy


One of the best ways to motivate yourself to get stuff done is to give yourself a reward
XOXO