LIFE HAS CHANGED
Let's face it- life in the middle of a pandemic ain't easy. In fact, it's really effing stressful. Whether you run your own business or work from home, this past year has delivered a MASSIVE wake-up call to all of us!
Life as we know it has been altered for the foreseeable future- from E-learning, stay-at-home orders, capacity restrictions on restaurants and public places, no concerts, everything has gone VIRTUAL.
There's A LOT of BEING INSIDE. I've found that it's even more important to balance that with time outdoors in whatever capacity works for you. As simple as it sounds, many of us don't make the time to get out for a breath of fresh air. But it's the thing we all need to keep us in check and connected to what's most important.
Living in Colorado for the past four years, I've learned that it's super important to be prepared with the right gear, the right shoes, hat and natural skincare products. Weather here is dry and we're a mile above the sea so the sun shines a little brighter here. I've connected with so many hikers, climbers, trail runners, joggers and walkers. People don't mess around here- they always seem to be PREPARED.
The last few times it has snowed, I put on 2 coats, a warm flannel scarf, my cotton crochet beanie and my rubber snow boots and walk our dogs on a nearby trail. The crisp, clean air feels so lovely to breathe and the gorgeous snow-covered mountain views lend perspective and inspiration especially if I'm feeling tired or struggling with any unclear, unresolved plans or ideas.
1. TUNE OUT TO TUNE IN
Having a chance to get outside, wherever you live in whatever capacity is so crucial to keeping your spirit uplifted and your soul fed. In this tumultuous world we live in, it is so necessary to turn off tech and absorb a little sunlight. To check in with yourself. To check in with your thoughts. To plan next steps, whatever that means to you.
2. YOUR SKIN WILL THANK YOU
And while researchers are still investigating the connection between stress and skin, it is proven that your sebaceous glands which produce oil in the skin are influenced by stress hormones.
3. STRESS MGMT
4. WALK FOR ENERGY AND STAMINA
Feeling tired and lifeless? Sitting at the computer for hours in a given day? Take a 30 minute walk- I promise you will return with more energy than you had prior. One of our customers, a Physician and runner says that if you're taking a break from running, you will still build up endurance by using your legs and feet to walk, not run. When/if you decide to resume running after walking daily, you'll be surprised at how much your stamina has maintained and maybe even increased.