During the past couple weeks, I’ve lost my regular routine of a good night’s sleep, healthy eating and exercise. I’ve been pushing myself hard to get unpacked and get the new condo to feel like a home. This is all after a 2+ month whirlwind of condo searching and buying, packing, moving, trying to get settled, then finding myself utterly exhausted. I haven’t felt like myself lately and I really miss my healthy routine.
Last night, after a very clumsy episode with a cup of coffee, I realized it was time to slow down and recharge my battery.
Step 1 of this process: PJs and bed at 9:30 with the August issue of Allure Magazine. I read it cover to cover last night and loved every minute of it. Kate Beckinsale rocks. If I could do this every night this week with a new mag, I would be in total bliss.
Another trick that always makes me feel relaxed is the smell of Green Rootine Silkening Creme by Jonathan. It has spearmint leaf oil and it’s such a soothing scent. I usually apply a moisturizing cream or oil treatment to the ends of my hair each night and I used this last night before snuggling up in bed. Every time I moved while reading, I would get a little burst of calming, minty aromatherapy.
Despite good intentions of getting eight hours sleep, I still woke up at 4:30 this morning with no hope of going back to sleep. I caught up on a favorite DVR’d show with coffee and wrote a few thank you notes. I think it will take a while to completely relax in the new place, but it will happen eventually.
Some people recharge by being around others and other people recharge by being totally alone. I am the latter. I need to be alone with a book, movie, wine or a nice nap – something that allows me to completely unwind and relax. Which one are you?
How do you recharge? What are your tips and tricks?
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