I have had a few very quiet, relaxing days at home to bring in the new year.
Pondering what is working for me and what is not has brought about several a-ha! moments.
One thing that really has stood out for me, is that I need to practice self-care on a regular basis.
Not once a week, not sporadically, but every day! I need to get serious about this because my health has not been the best.
One thing I am really going to focus on doing every day is to take just ten minutes to do a daily body brush and daily body boost.
I have done both often, and absolutely adore it. Somehow, I get distracted and busy and it just doesn’t become a regular habit. But not anymore – this is going to be my ten minutes every day where I pamper myself and reap the benefits.
Who wants to join me? It’s going to make us feel really energized and ready to take on the world!! wooohoooo!!
Now, I have talked about the benefits of body brushing before, so I won’t repeat myself, but take a look here to find out about it.
So, before my shower every morning, I will do a dry skin brush.
Then, after my shower, I will do Like Chocolate for Women’s famous Daily Body Boost. Kim at LCFW is a qualified aromatherapist and challenges us to do the daily body boost for 28 days and then notice any changes.
I like using their Twenty8 synergy blends as all the hard work has been done blending and choosing the oils for you. You can choose to use the following synergy blends, according to what you feel you need that day.
*celebrate and uplift
*courage and confidence
*destress and revive
*detox and strengthen
*energy and vitality
*peace and meditation
*romance and intimacy
Okay, so are you ready??
This is what we need:
-three drops of good quality essential oils (three different ones or a synergy blend)
-one teaspoon of cold pressed carrier oil
-a small ceramic bowl
This is how we do it:
Mix everything together in our little dish. Immediately after our shower, while our skin is still damp, start massaging the magic potion into our naked bodies.
Start with the toes and work our way up. Give the wobbly bits an extra massage to increase circulation and help break down cellulite.
Use the last bits of magic potion to massage well into the hands and then place over our face and inhale deeply. Take five beautiful long breaths.
This is also the perfect opportunity to make a positive affirmation about ourselves or our day ahead. Maybe you would like to repeat a mantra, like ‘GRATEFUL’ or ‘PEACEFUL’. Use your intuition to guide you.
We are on fire now and ready to start the day!
I am super-excited to add this into my daily routine. I am going to put all of the daily body boost stuff out on the bathroom bench, along with my brush, so I remember to do it every morning.
So, who is joining me in taking ten minutes every morning to feel uplifted and energized?