Do the holidays stress you out?
Is that even a question to be asked?
For whatever reason (and there are so many), this time of year can bring up feelings of isolation, loneliness, and plain old BLAH.
On the flip side, there are a ton of wonderful things about this time of year. I mean, there’s even a Christmas song that says it is (it’s the most wonderful time of the yearrrrrr)
Anyway, as long as you get some downtime, see your family and/or friends, why not get yourself ready mentally and emotionally to manage the ups and downs of the holidays, entering a new year, and leaving behind old baggage.
I’m asked all the time what some of my favorite ways are to destress and practice self-care. Now, it’s not always easy to make the time, because the fact is, life happens. But, there are definitely things that you can do to alleviate your burdens, and just FEEL GOOD.
I’m all about feeling good. Lord knows I have plenty of downs that come with my ups, but you know, the more I take care of myself mentally, emotionally, physically, spiritually, and intellectually, the happier I am.
It’s that simple.
Below you will find a list of all my favorite things. It’s not so much about the thing itself (I only use the best), it’s more about the act of taking the time out to do whatever you need to do to feel good–during the holidays and every day.
No need to wait for a meltdown (although sometimes that’s all it takes) to start practicing self-care.
These are actual products that I use every single day, if not multiple times throughout the week.
Health, Beauty, and Bath
The best pore cleaner face mask ever (for men and women): Hell Pore Clean Up Mask
The most scrumptious smelling soap ever (for men and women): Nubian Heritage Raw Shea Butter soap
The most effective face exfoliator (advertised towards women but fellas, you gotta exfoliate too!): Laura Mercier Face Polish
The most luxurious after-shower body oil: Monoi Tiare Tahiti Oil
Nothing like an Epsom Salt Bath to soothe your tired muscles. You can drink a glass of wine (or non-alcoholic beverage, read a book, and soak ALL AT THE SAME TIME!!!!!): Bamboo Bathtub Caddy
Money: The Art of Money by Bari Tessler
Personal Success: The Keys by DJ Khaled
Plant Based Cookbook: Minimalist Bakers Every Day Cooking by Dana Shultz
Neuro-Linguistic Programming: Frogs Into Princes by Richard Bandler
Focus and Concentration: Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence by Daniel Goleman
When you know you need to drink more water: YETI CUP!!!
Meal prep containers so you can plan for the week and stop eating fast food (no shame): Bento Meal Prep
I swear I just feel better when I turn this on: Himalayan Salt Lamp
Music all day every day. I love my Alexa and she loves me: Amazon Echo
So you can sleep peacefully: Marpac Natural Sound Machine
That’s what I’ve got for you for now!
If you have any questions or need some recommendations please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can connect.
I’m so excited to be sharing this with you.
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