Practical Ways to Put Self-Care in Your Life (and Why You Should Do It)

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Self-Care Defined

When we practice self-care regularly, it works wonders for our mental and emotional health. It can boost our self-esteem because it’s a way to prove to ourselves that our bodies and minds are worth taking care of. It can enhance our self-awareness and reveal to us new interests and passions. Self-care fosters self-improvement and help us to be more productive and able to care for others.

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In short, self-care is exactly what the term suggests: caring for the “self” so that you can be healthier, happier, and more effective in your everyday life. And the best part about it is that self-care is not some out-of-reach aspiration; there are practical ways to work self-care into your regular routine. Here are some ideas from Valley of Grace to get you started:

Eat with Health in Mind

Diet is one thing that keeps a lot of people from enjoying everyday health and well-being. But nutrition is the fuel your body and mind run on, and what you put into your body matters. Cutting back on processed foods and sugary drinks and opting for more whole foods in your diet can make a world of difference. There are even certain foods that can help you fight depression, such as avocados, beans, bananas, sweet potatoes, and fatty fish.

Focus Your Fitness

Aside from the obvious physical health benefits, regular exercise can go a long way in improving your mental and emotional health, and it has a way of motivating you to make other healthy decisions in your everyday routine. Consider HIIT, which enables you to get in intense, effective workouts in a shorter amount of time than many other forms of exercise. In fact, even a 7-minute workout can activate endorphins in your brain and provide you with energy for the rest of your day!

One of the best ways you can track your progress and keep yourself motivated is to utilize fitness apps. To get the most out of your apps, you’ll need a high-functioning smartphone. If your device is more than a few years old, many wireless providers offer discounted smartphones when their customers trade in their older models.

See a Counselor

Seeking help from a counselor can also make a big difference in your everyday life, as you can likely find a counselor who specializes in whatever you are struggling with. Since appointments can add up over time, be sure to review your insurance to see if counseling visits are covered. But note this can be tricky for seniors depending on coverage. For instance, Medicare Part B usually covers the costs of some mental health services. Regardless of your age, policies often change each year, so stay on top of your coverage so that you can modify it if necessary.

Make an Appointment with Yourself

Finally, it’s essential to schedule time with yourself; otherwise, it’s not likely to happen. This includes making time to care for your personal hygiene and enjoying relaxing activities—whether that means getting a massage or facial, going for a hike, or starting a hobby.

This also includes your sleep schedule. Prioritize your sleep like you do work, school, or any other activity in your life. Come up with a relaxing bedtime routine, and go to bed and wake up at the same times each day. When your mind and body are well-rested, it will make a significant difference in how you feel overall, and it will help you to be more productive with your days.

If you want to improve your mental health and well-being, start by finding ways to practice self-care in your everyday life. Pay attention to the foods you eat and find quick, effective workouts to add to your routine. Look for a counselor who can help guide you through your struggles, and schedule time for yourself to ensure that relaxation and sleep are a part of your life.

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5 Facial Care Products I Use for My Daily Routine

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Introduction

Do you have your own set of facial care products that you like to use? For a while, I did not. At least, up until recently. One thing about facial care products is that what works for one person does not necessarily work for the next. Three years ago, Whole Foods had Beauty Week sometime close to Christmas. My daughter and I bought one of their make-up bags that contained over $100 worth of facial care products in a cute blue and white bag for $30. I still have the bag; I use it for other personal care items now.

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As part of my immediate morning self-care routine, I take care of my face, grab a cup of orange juice and two brazil nuts, and nourish my soul through reading. As for my facial self-care, I use the following items:

  • Shea Moisture Daily Hydration Foaming Facial Wash
  • Shea Moisture Daily Hydration Face Lotion
  • Derma-E Hydrating Night Cream
  • Dr. Hauschka Facial Toner
  • Dr. Hauschka Eye Make-up Remover

The Shea Moisture Facial Wash leaves my face with a light, clean feeling. The Dr. Hauschka Facial Toner makes my face tighten up a little bit and overall, refreshes it.

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Enough about me, I would love to hear about what products you like to use as part of your facial care routine. Down below, I included a picture of myself from this morning after finishing up my routine. NO makeup.

Other Wellness Posts

10 Things for Starting Your Morning Earlier

5 Reasons I Like Everyone Products

4 Tips to Feel Healthier in 2021

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God bless you,

Katina

Avocado Breakfast Wrap

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Recently, me and my son, niece, and mother did a social distanced visit with my sister. Because we both have busy lives, it had been a while since we had seen each other. We had plenty of food, sweets, and drinks. I had brought pumpkin spice bread, blueberry banana chocolate chip nut bread, juice, and a chicken sausage with stir-fried vegetable mix. My sister and one of her friends made avocado tacos. And boy, were they good. Make you wanna slap your momma kind of good.

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Within a couple of weeks, that avocado taco inspired me to come up with my own avocado breakfast wrap. I took one bite and was immediately feeling some kind of way. Before I get to the recipe, I would like to share with you about a book that I read lately. The name of the book was entitled Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi.

I enjoyed it from start to finish. Although the book was an easy read as far as the wording was concerned, the characters were anything but easy. But, isn’t that how life is? Our lives look like a simple formula on the outside, but they are anything but. One area of brokenness leads to another area, and before you know it, we have historical trauma, generational trauma, and everything else in between.

Here is the recipe for the Avocado Breakfast Wrap:

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Ingredients for 8 servings:

  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup of rice
  • small can of mushrooms -1
  • 1 can of low sodium black beans
  • 5 avocados
  • 1 pack of cheese
  • 4 tablespoons of ginger, turmeric, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, parsley, and chili powder
  • 2 packs of Super Soft Mission Tacos

Directions:

  • Boil one cup of rice.
  • While the rice is boiling, saute the mushrooms, diced tomatoes, and beans in avocado oil.
  • Scramble the eggs, adding milk to it to make it stretch. ( I used yellow liquid eggs in order to avoid the cholesterol)
  • Once the eggs and rice are done, dump them over into the big pot of sautéed vegetables.
  • Add all the seasonings to the mixture, and then plenty of cheese on top.
  • Heat up the tortillas in avocado oil for a few seconds on each side, making sure that the edges are a little crispy. Stuff the tortillas with the breakfast crumble. And don’t forget to add the avocado to the inside.
  • Sprinkle cheese on top for some added fun.
  • Optional: cut into slices with a pizza cutter.

Other breakfast recipes:

Breakfast Quiche

Sunflower and Chia Seed Pancakes

Four Inexpensive Hobbies to Try Right Now with Online Support

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Introduction to Four Inexpensive Hobbies to Try Right Now with Online Support

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Happy Monday all! Today, I am featuring a guest blog post from fellow blogger Gabriel Patel. He enjoys writing about health and wellness, and co-founded Health Well Wise with a group of friends who share the desire to help people live happy, healthy lives. Have a blessed rest of your Monday.

If you’re in a rut and struggling to fill your days with meaningful, enriching activities, then perhaps you need a new hobby. There are thousands of hobbies that keep millions of people engaged, so what should you choose? You may want to start with something fun, relatively cheap, and easily learned through online resources. Here are some of your best bets.

Pick Up Jogging/Running or Walking

You can gain tremendous health benefits from moving your legs at any pace, and whether you run, jog, or walk is completely up to your fitness level. However, as long as you get up and get moving, running or walking is a hobby that will be forever cheap and forever satisfying. From weight maintenance to the release of feel-good brain chemicals, strapping on some decent shoes, and pounding the pavement is a great idea.

Very few hobbies are cheaper and more convenient than this. All you need are those aforementioned shoes (decent ones to avoid injury) and nature is your playground — or more aptly put, your treadmill. When you’re ready to go, there are a whole host of free apps to help train you, log your progress, and keep you motivated, including Strava, Runkeeper, MapMyRun, and C25K!

Learn to Play the Ukulele

Few hobbies are more rewarding than playing a musical instrument, and few instruments are better for beginning adults than the ukulele. That’s because it only has four strings (as opposed to six on a standard guitar), works for people of all hand/finger sizes, and is light and portable. Plus, as TakeLessons.com notes, once you learn the ukulele, it becomes easier to pick up other, more intricate stringed instruments.

The other great thing about the ukulele: It’s relatively cheap when compared to other musical instruments (especially if you purchase one used). Still, the learning of any instrument is the important thing, so if the ukulele doesn’t sound like it’s up your alley, try something else. Free tutorials and music learning classes (both instrument-specific and theory) are abundant online. Beyond that, there are tons of free apps to supplement your instruction.

Become Multilingual

What could be more rewarding than learning to speak another language? Well, speaking it fluently or at least conversationally may be. If the definition of a good hobby is one that occupies a good amount of time, doesn’t cost a lot, is fun, and is a wellspring of possibilities, then learning a new language is a very good hobby.

Although you may remember expensive language learning software being all the rage years ago, things have shifted to a free (or at least freemium) model as of late. Duolingo is the most well-known language learning software out there (free), but many more exist; Babbel, Tandem, and Memrise are just a few. The best thing about making multilingualism a hobby is that there will always be more languages to tackle. Get good at French? Move on to Japanese! Most of these free apps and software support dozens of languages. You can also search out discounts and coupons for language lessons through sites like Groupon.

Convert your Creative Outlet into Cash Flow

Enjoying a hobby has the potential to become a career. People frequently realize that their job can be a source of enjoyment, and reward them well for their work, regardless of whether it’s a side hustle or full-time operation. In both of these cases, an important consideration is to consider the type of business you plan to establish. LLC Illinois formation is a popular option due to its flexibility, tax benefits, and smaller amount of paperwork.

While there are several steps involved such as submitting forms for an EIN, this varies by state. If you’re eager to get started, there are some options that will help you with the process, such as hiring an attorney – or utilizing a formation company, which for simpler entity types is a much more cost-effective option.

It’s much easier to stick with a hobby if that hobby doesn’t deplete your wallet. It’s also easier to make progress if that hobby is well-represented online and through free apps. Any of these hobbies fit that bill, and they all have the bonus perk of enriching you — body, mind, or spirit.

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Use These 4 Tips — That Aren’t Diet or Fitness Related — to Feel Healthier in 2021

Happy Monday all! Today, I am featuring a guest blog post from a fellow blogger. His name is Gabriel Patel. He enjoys writing about health and wellness, and co-founded Health Well Wise with a group of friends who share the desire to help people live happy, healthy lives. Have a blessed rest of your Monday.

Use These 4 Tips — That Aren’t Diet or Fitness Related — to Feel Healthier in 2021

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Introduction

As the tumultuous year that was 2020 draws to a close, people around the globe are looking to 2021 as a much-needed fresh start. Like the beginning of any year, people will undoubtedly set goals to reach their full potential at work, in relationships, and especially with their health.

In fact, according to YouGov, 50% of individuals who set New Year’s resolutions at the end of 2019 said that they wanted to exercise more, 43% wanted to eat healthier, and 37% wanted to lose weight. Most of the time, a heavy emphasis is placed on physical health resolutions rather than overall well-being.

If your goal for 2021 is to improve every facet of your health, explore the following four research-backed wellness tips from Valley of Grace to help you feel healthier in the New Year.

Meditate

Over the last few years, meditation and mindfulness have earned serious accolades in the scientific community. According to The Harvard Gazette, meditation has been shown to improve a wide array of physical and mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression, and irritable bowel syndrome. It has also been proven effective in reducing stress, enhancing body image, and improving cognition.

To take full advantage of the benefits of mindfulness and meditation, it is best to start with guided meditations. Beginner meditations can be found on various apps and on YouTube. It also doesn’t take long to feel the full range of benefits. By practicing for only 10-20 minutes per day, you’ll be on your way to feeling peaceful and healthier.

Turn your home into a stress-free zone

Research has revealed that your home and work environment can play a significant role in your overall mood and wellbeing. Although you likely won’t be able to change much about your work environment, you can make positive changes within your home.

To turn your living space into a stress-free zone, start adding elements that make each room feel fresh and vibrant. You can do this by regularly opening windows, eliminating messes and clutter, and by displaying items that bring you joy. This simple goal can help both you and your family argue less, interact more, and feel at ease while at home.

Set a weekly self-care routine

While it may just sound like a fun way to pamper yourself, self-care is now being backed more than ever before by psychologists and other medical professionals. When practiced routinely, those who have a self-care ritual can expect to experience decreased anxiety, improved self-confidence, lower stress levels, and higher productivity.

A self-care activity is anything that promotes your physical and spiritual well-being. This could include journaling, quality time with your partner, getting plenty of sleep, and praying.

Take more deep breaths

If you are like most people, you probably take breathing for granted. It isn’t often that a person stops in the middle of their workday to appreciate their body’s ability to inhale and exhale. In addition to keeping you alive, each breath has the power to positively affect your health.

Proper breathing techniques have been shown to calm insomnia and anxiety and to lower cortisol levels. To begin deep breathing as a practice, schedule times in your day to sit in a quiet spot and use your favorite guided breathing techniques.

What’s even better about using the tips listed above is that they don’t require a significant time commitment. Simply finding 10 minutes for daily meditation, or 5 minutes for deep breathing, can have a surprising effect on your emotional, mental, and physical wellbeing. In conjunction with a healthy diet and a solid fitness routine, these habits can put you on the fast track to feeling your best in 2021.

How to Get Back in Shape After the COVID-19 Lockdown

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Happy Sunday all! Today, I am featuring a guest blog post from a fellow blogger. His name is Gabriel Patel. He enjoys writing about health and wellness, and co-founded Health Well Wise with a group of friends who share the desire to help people live happy, healthy lives. Have a blessed rest of your Sunday.

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If you gained weight during the coronavirus quarantine, you’re not alone. It’s normal — and completely okay — to put on a few pounds when you’re experiencing periods of stress and a serious change to your regular routine. However, self-isolation may have left you feeling less than your best. Whether you’re looking to lose weight or simply regain the energy you had pre-lockdown, check out the following tips to reclaim your wellness and get back on track!

Clean Up Your Diet

For many of us, the lockdown meant living off of freezer meals, instant noodles, and other forms of quick, easy, and accessible processed foods. But it’s time to get some nutrients back in our diets! Fortunately, there are all kinds of healthy meals you can make with basic ingredients you already have in your pantry, such as spinach tortellini soup, legume quesadillas, skillet rice, and stew. The beauty of these recipes is that you can mix in whatever vegetables or proteins you have in your kitchen. Casseroles are also great for this! Get creative and have fun coming up with nutritious meals based on the ingredients you have on hand.

If you could use some help creating a clean diet plan, consider working with a professional dietician. You can use job boards to find qualified pros, such as freelance dieticians, who can answer all of your nutrition-related questions, help you build a healthy meal plan, and coach you through any barriers you may be facing. Some other freelancers who can support you on your wellness journey include online personal trainers, yoga instructors, and therapists.

Take Steps to Avoid Injury

When you get back into exercise, do it slowly; pushing yourself too hard after an extended period of inactivity could lead to injuries. This is especially true if you’re going back to the gym. Remember, you may not be able to work out at your previous level, so go easy on yourself by reducing your reps and weight. The most important thing to remember is to listen to your body.

If you’re hesitant about returning to the gym, try at-home workouts, running, or hiking — or just go for a walk! If you were unfortunate enough to contract the coronavirus, CNET recommends talking to your healthcare provider about when it would be safe to start exercising again. Try to stick to short bursts of gentle exercise in the days and weeks following your recovery.

Get More Sleep

When it comes to fitness and overall well being, sleep is underrated. Getting enough sleep plays an important role in muscle recovery, stress reduction, and weight management — all of which will help you meet your post-lockdown fitness goals. If you’re not getting at least seven hours of good-quality sleep every night, take some steps to improve your bedroom environment and help your body wind down in the evening. Make your bedroom dark, cool, and quiet; develop a relaxing bedtime routine; avoid caffeine in the afternoon; and limit alcohol late in the evening.

Conquer Stress

Stress is one of the largest barriers to a healthy lifestyle. Stress can disrupt your sleep patterns, affect your eating habits, and reduce your motivation to exercise. Of course, we’re all experiencing heightened stress with everything that’s going on in the world right now. Even if you can’t control what’s happening all around you, you can bring a greater sense of control to your own life by taking active steps to reduce stress. Make time for your hobbies, socialize with friends and family members who make you happy, get in the habit of positive self-talk, and try to exercise daily — even if you’d rather do anything else.

While it was easy to let healthy habits fall by the wayside during the corona virus lock-down, now is the time to regain control over your fitness. Exercising, eating healthy, getting enough sleep, and combating stress will do a lot to improve how you feel — and you may even lose a few pounds! Start working towards your goals today!

Episode 60: Listen to Your Body

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Healing Our Brokenness
Episode 60: Listen to Your Body
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We listen to our friends, our enemies, “our hearts”, the radio, our children, etc. How many of us listen to our bodies? Did you know that listening to your body can give you clarity into listening to the needs, longings, and desires of your soul? Take a listen to this week’s podcast to gain a bigger perspective. Just in case you missed my last podcast, you can grab that one here: Episode 59: The Gift of Margin. God bless!

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Podcast Notes

HALT

  • Hungry
  • Angry
  • Lonely
  • Tired

Bible Passage Focus for Meditation:

1 Kings 19

Now Ahab told Jezebel everything Elijah had done and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword. So Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah to say, “May the gods deal with me, be it ever so severely, if by this time tomorrow I do not make your life like that of one of them.”

Elijah was afraid[a] and ran for his life. When he came to Beersheba in Judah, he left his servant there, while he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness. He came to a broom bush, sat down under it and prayed that he might die. “I have had enough, Lord,” he said. “Take my life; I am no better than my ancestors.” Then he lay down under the bush and fell asleep.

All at once an angel touched him and said, “Get up and eat.” He looked around, and there by his head was some bread baked over hot coals, and a jar of water. He ate and drank and then lay down again.

The angel of the Lord came back a second time and touched him and said, “Get up and eat, for the journey is too much for you.” So he got up and ate and drank. Strengthened by that food, he traveled forty days and forty nights until he reached Horeb, the mountain of God. There he went into a cave and spent the night.

1 Kings 19

Simplicity of Plants

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Plants bring so many benefits to our lives: 1) They give us oxygen and clear the carbon dioxide from the air. 2) Like pictures, they bring life and promote creativity to one’s home. 3) They bring the outside in by causing a de-stressing effect, and 4) For the most part, they are simple and low-maintenance.

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A few months ago, one of my friends blessed me with two plants. I decided to add them to my bedroom so that I could feel refreshed upon waking up in the morning. I am all about aesthetics, and especially having spaces that are light and airy. I decided to place one in the corner of my bedroom in front of a wall mirror. The second one was placed on top of my storage trunk, along with another faux plant.

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Bedroom Corner

My son was given two plants recently for his birthday. One of them is a bamboo plant. He placed them in chairs by the living room window so that they could get proper sunlight. At first, I was questioning the location. Now, I have decided that I like them there. The greenery against the natural colors of the chairs and the curtain makes you feel so relaxed.

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What simple, functional, grace-filled plants do you own? What places are you keeping them? Send in some comments and pictures below.


Have a grace-filled weekend!

Katina

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10 Things You Can Do When You Start Your Morning Earlier

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Background

No matter how old we are, it can be difficult getting up in the morning.  We can have every intention in the world, but we seem to repeat the same patterns of behavior.  When we don’t take charge of our morning routine, it often sets the tone for the rest of the day.   This sets up a domino effect.  We end up being more anxious, screaming at our kids for small things, and discombobulated for the rest of the day.  Here are ten things you can do when you get up 2 1/2 hours earlier in the morning.

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1.  Reflection Time (25 minutes)

Reflection time is best when we first wake up in the morning.  Instead of hopping up and rushing, we allow ourselves time to meditate on God’s goodness.  During this time, I praise and thank God for life, health, and strength.  This is also the time when God reveals clarity in regards to relationships, parenting, and the trauma that I have suffered during my life.  Grieving is also part of my reflection time.

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When I don’t allow myself reflection time, my mornings feel stressful and rushed.  A few times, I hopped out of bed too quickly and threw my back out.   Other times, I rushed out of the house without any time to process the grief that I was feeling when I woke up.  The end result of that was dysregulated emotions for the rest of the day.  Grief from trauma has to go somewhere.

2.  Devotion (20 minutes)

Devotion time is a good time for reading and meditating on God’s word.  It is also good when we have a devotional book or online devotional study.  This helps us to place our meditation time on a central theme.  If we don’t use a book or study, we can always pray for God to lead us to a particular scripture as our focus.

3.  Face (5 minutes)

Using five minutes to wash, cleanse, and moisturize our faces in the morning makes a world of difference.  I usually feel refreshed and more awake after this process.

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4.  Water (5 minutes)

Drinking two glasses of water helps to jump start the day.  It also helps to replenish the liquids that we lost during sleep.  In the spring, summer, and early fall, leaving the house without drinking water on a warm day can lead to dehydration.  If it’s sunny outside, then you will feel even worse.  Water helps to hydrate the skin and improves the under-eye puffiness.  It also improves red blood cell circulation and removes toxins from our skin.  Room temperature water is best in order to avoid an upset stomach.

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5.  Prayers (10 minutes)

When we start our mornings with prayer, it also sets the mood for the day.  We get to go before God’s throne of grace.  Next, we get to put on our spiritual armor.  Then, we get take our thoughts captive as we bask in God’s perfect love that drives out all fear.

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6.  Gratitude Check (5 minutes)

The gratitude check can be done verbally or on paper.  The nice thing about doing a gratitude check is that the list of things that we are grateful for always outweigh our problems.  I had a major gratitude check recently.  You can check that post out here.

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7.  Movement (20 minutes)

For the majority of us, when we get to work, we are sitting for the majority of the day.  This 20 minutes gets our blood pumping and oxygen flowing before we get to work to sit again. Movement time has a lot of flexibility involved.  We can do a combo of things during this time, or focus on one single thing.  Here are some ideas: cleaning, dishes, walking the stairs, yoga, dancing, making the bed, Zumba, etc.

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8.  Breakfast (15 minutes)

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  A good breakfast consists of lean protein, fruit, dairy or dairy substitute and whole grains.  Fruit juice is a great substitute for the fruit.  Some people need coffee for a boost.  I am an orange juice kind of person.  It is always good to throw in some healthy fat such as avocado, vegan butter, or olive oil in the mix.

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9.  Makeup or Shaving (15 minutes)

Having a set time slot for makeup or shaving also reduces anxiety.  I don’t use a lot of makeup.  However, rushing in this area could lead to makeup getting all over the bathroom sink, and in turn all over your clothes.  And of course, quick shaving leads to nicks.  The Canvas Women Toiletry Bag pictured below is the Perfect Bag to House Makeup and Shaving Kits.  Click here to take a look.

 

 

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10.  Hair (30 Minutes)

Having enough time for hair and showering is just as important as makeup time.  A quick shower takes about ten minutes.  This leaves twenty minutes for your hair.  For women, twenty minutes could be a blow dry, french braid, or pony tail.  For men, twenty minutes might be a shampoo, blow dry, and gel.  It’s up to you.

Essentials To Wellness, simplified beauty routine

 

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I hope that these tips will encourage us all to start our morning a little bit earlier.

God bless,

Katina

5 Reasons Why I Like Everyone Products

Background on the Everyone Products

I wouldn’t consider myself a makeup person.  I like wearing lipstick, and sometimes I will put on some eye shadow and eyeliner, but that is the extent of it.  The one thing that I do love is being able to buy facial and body products.  This has been my favorite thing to do ever since my kids were little.  Part of “me time” was spent combing the racks at Jewel, Dominick’s, or Walgreens looking for and spelling soap bars and body washes.  Even now, whenever I go to farmer’s markets or Whole Foods, my favorite place to stop is the section where they have all the goat’s milk body bars.  My daughter introduced me to the Everyone brand about a little over a year ago.

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Why Do I Like IT

I like their brand for several reasons:

  • they contain aloe
  • essential oils are present
  • duration of time
  • they use hyaluronic acid
  • they have multiple uses

 

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Aloe

The benefits of Aloe are never-ending.  Aloe helps with inflammation of the skin, mosquito bites, skin problems, and burns.  My neighbor and I were outside talking, when she decided to cut off some of her Aloe Vera plant some that I could take some home to help with all of the nice, red mosquito bites that were going up and down my leg.  I also gave a few pieces to my daughter to help with her eczema.  We hated when we ran out.

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Essential Oils

The Everyone products contain essential oils, which are good for some of everything.  People use essential oils to replace candles, and to have a calming, relaxing spa effect.  They are also used to help with pain and inflammation.  There are others who used essential oils to boost their immune system.

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Duration of Time

For two people sharing the 32 oz sizes, the Everyone products can last literally for about two to three months.  Believe or not, you don’t need a lot.  A small amount goes a long way.  The bonus is the fact that they use purified water to make their products, which helps those of us who have sensitive skin.  The 32 oz. sizes are $9.99 at most stores, and some months, I have been able to get them for 6.99 to 7.99 at health food/all natural stores.  It is best when they are that inexpensive to buy two, if possible.

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I was so happy because the Everyone Face for Everyday cleanse was on sale for $5.00 at Whole Foods Market.  This was over a month ago, and I have a good 60% of the bottle still left.

 

Hyaluronic Acid

The hyaluronic acid from the Everyone products adds to the hyaluronic acid that is already present in the skin, helping to:

  • moisturize skin
  • lessen lines and wrinkles
  • benefit collagen levels
  • help with aging skin process

Multiple Uses

The last benefit of the Everyone products that I like is that the lotion and wash have multiple uses:

Everyone Wash:  shower, bath, and hair shampoo

Everyone Lotion:  face, body, hair

Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 1 Corinthians 6:19

Have a blessed night!

Katina