Slowing Down.

“If you’re always racing to the next moment, what happens to the one you’re in? Slow down and enjoy the moment you’re in and live your life to the fullest.”

― Nanette Mathews

A month into my “new” self care habits and I can already see [and feel] the difference.20191008_1611394494637502291914874.jpgI first started focusing on a good night routine to have a smooth morning routine. [I’ll go more into detail on a future post of my night routine.]

Nightly Cleaning: There is nothing better then waking up to a clean space. I make sure I spruce up the kitchen and living room as best as I can before I head to bed.

Clean space = less clutter for the mind.20190930_1439491147449266421733943.jpgNightly skin care: Now as I mentioned before, I don’t use a ton of products. There came a point where I was just not washing my face at night. I don’t typically wear makeup but I do wear concealer on occasion.

I noticed my face was starting to break out more. Plus, my skin is very oily. In the past when I wash once in the morning and once at night, my skin is better.20191022_091839829247238651700243.jpgI still use the same face wash, but eventually [when budget allows], I’d like to try one by CeraVe, since I love their eye cream.

Pure Barre: I am still going to do Pure Barre for another month. It’s been nice to switch from my usual workout routine.

I haven’t been feeling the best so not doing a ton of HIIT workouts has been a nice break. I’m still doing HIIT workouts. I do only two HIIT workouts a week versus three to four that I was doing.20191020_0913585970677186946473751.jpgThat being said, when it comes to workouts, I am listening to my body more. I used to push through being tired or chug a ton of pre-workout.

But I’ve noticed that less is more.

I’ve been a minimalist when it comes to material possessions, but I never took the approach to my workouts of lifestyle. I’ve seen more results working out four times a week versus the five to six I was doing before.20191009_1317483775828559558813247.jpgI also used to rush home because I thought I needed to spend every waking second I could with my family. And I know it’s going to sound bad, but you don’t.

You NEED to take care of yourself first.

After building a family, you tend to lose your identity. At least this was true for me anyways, I always associated myself as just being a wife and mom and that’s it.20190930_1417245873725402385188235.jpgBut I am more than that.

I enjoy my alone time to read and work out kid-free.20191014_1729188909992866308520967.jpg Making the time to wake up early and workout or carve a little time at night to read a chapter or two is important. It’s all about making those things a priority while balancing that family life.20191020_1120454638011518129514759.jpgCultivate the life YOU want to live.

We only get one, so enjoy every moment. ❤

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