TOP THREE TRICKS TO FITTING SELF CARE IN MINUTES
by Leah Kirpalani / Founder, Good Life
We get it. It’s tough to fit it all in and care for our bodies. The pressures, responsibilities and expectations of our world seem to continue to multiply. What doesn’t multiply? The time you have to get it all done. And the thing that frequently falls to the bottom of our super long to-do list is, in fact, that one thing that will actually help us conquer it all: SELF CARE.
While this may ring true, we’ve discovered that taking care of ourselves can actually be interwoven into our fast-paced lives, without adding another major item to your to-do list. Because we believe that being healthy doesn’t have to be hard! And to help you hop on board with this potentially foreign idea, we’re sharing our top 3 simple and speedy wellness hacks that any of us can tackle, no matter if we have 10 minutes, or even 10 seconds.
It’s a rare occurrence when we have a full 30 minutes to shut it all down and practice our ‘OM’ each and every day. While this may sound idyllic, we’ve found a short cut to clearer thinking and an inspired mindset. This practice will not only wake up your senses, but will also deliver anti-inflammatory, decongestant, antiseptic and antibacterial benefits to your bod. And it can all be done during your AM shower in just 10-15 seconds.
Try this: While waiting for your conditioner to work its magic, pop open a bottle of Organic Eucalyptus Oil. Place 3 drops in your palms, rubbing them together and taking 5-10 deep belly breaths; in slowly through the nose… and out slowwwwly through the mouth, all while your hands are placed about 3 inches in front of the face. Feel the cool, energetic air cool your worries and mellow your mind.
Drinking water is a foundational piece of wellness. Yes! You’ve already got your water bottle perched desk-side. But why not make the water you do drink work even harder for you… and your skin, your adrenals, your hair and your cellular level hydration. This may seem counterintuitive, but unlike table salt, high quality sea salt balances the electrolytes in your body. And as you flood your system with the powerhouse minerals in the salt, it allows for your cells to properly absorb its benefits for bon-a-fide, enriched hydration, supple skin and a nourishing adrenal boost. Major wellness benefits included. Extra time and energy? Nada.
Try this: Add 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon of high-quality pink Himalayan sea salt to your water each morning. Shake to blend and hydrate away.
It’s time you put your lymphatic system in the spotlight. But it won’t beg for a $150 one-hour body wrap. When your lymphatic system becomes stagnant, it can hold onto unwanted toxins – leading to compromised immunity, development of cellulite and dull, uneven skin tone. By simply spending two minutes activating this important layer of defense, you’ll see benefits like improved digestion, amped up energy and glowing skin.
Try This: Beginning at your feet, use circular motions to brush your skin with this tool here, moving up towards your heart, breathing in the ‘good’ and sloughing off the ‘bad’.
Integrating self-care into your life can feel easy and breezy simply by arming yourself with simple wellness tools that you can indulge in within a matter of minutes. Hello, Wellness Wonder Woman!
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