Self Care // #BRINGHEARTHOME
MY FAVORITE WAYS TO SELF CARE:
:: YOGA ::
It’s no secret that I love yoga… yoga is my absolute favorite way to self care. Taking time to get on my mat to connect with my breath is so soothing and grounding. Whether it’s a fast paced vinyasa class or a slow restorative flow, yoga always makes my heart feel happy and healthy.
:: MEDITATION ::
Slowing down is something I need regularly. Anytime I feel flustered or overwhelmed I take a step back, sit down and breathe. Meditation has also been scientifically proven to improve heart health and improve your overall wellbeing!
:: DETACH FROM PHONE ::
Less screen time (especially in moments of stress) is a major way I care for myself. In this day in age we do so much with our phones and computers I think it’s vital to take a break every now and then!
:: GET OUTSIDE ::
Nature makes my heart happy!! Especially when I am outside with my pup Penny. I love getting outside for some fresh air, going on hikes or even just walking around my neighborhood.
:: MOVEMENT ::
Cardio and movement is literally good for your heart, but it also makes my heart so happy! Hiking, HIIT workouts, long walks, pilates, yoga – I love it all!
:: READ ::
I love love love reading. I have always been a reader you could say. I love all kinds of books and truly enjoy getting lost in whatever I am reading. It calms me down and I love learning new things!
:: FACE MASK ::
I love a good self care night with face masks and at home facials!
:: HOT BATH OR SHOWER ::
I swear showering in the midst of chaos (whether that chaos be something stressful or work related) literally makes me feel like I have hit the refresh button. If I am feeling stuck while working I take a break and shower and then come back to the task feeling refreshed!
:: COOKING ::
Cooking and baking is very therapeutic for me and good healthy food makes my heart (and belly!) happy! I love nourishing my body with heathy plant-based meals and creating healthy alternatives to my favorite dishes! Check out these healthy cookies I just made! They are so so good and made with such clean ingredients!
:: TIME SPENT WITH LOVED ONES ::
Nothing beats spending time with the ones you love. There is something so heartwarming about laughing until your stomach hurts and making memories with your friends and family. I love when I get to spend quality time with my mom, Penny and my friends!