I’m a firm believer that it is never to late to start a new, healthy habit. The current crisis is no different. Now more than ever a healthy diet, exercise, time for yourself, etc are all very important. I adapted most of these habits when I started my oily journey a couple years ago. A couple are new now that I am in quarantine with two small children though! Having a healthy outlook on life is so important for ourselves and our children right now. I am trying to keep everything as normal as possible and these habits are helping. Healthy mind, healthy body = happy mama!
Daily Healthy Habits
Wake up before the kids to have a cup of tea before the craziness begins.
Get outside, every single day. Even if it’s raining I make it a point to sit on our covered porch for awhile.
Get dressed. I touched on this in my post on Monday. I feel better and more productive if I’m dressed. Sometimes this is just leggings and flip flops.
Have a hobby. I sell oils, run an online store, and love to garden. These are all things that I enjoy and are completely mine that give me time to myself.
Follow Gary Young’s Great Day Protocol – By using these oils in a series of locations and steps, you can balance your body and mind and start your day off on the right foot. The oils are Valor, Harmony, Joy, and White Angelica. See the full protocol here.
Eat a balanced died. Now is not the time to go off your diet or start binge eating ice cream! Don’t get me wrong I like ice cream but it doesn’t like my butt. Everything in moderation.
Immunity Boosting Habits
Take a tablespoon of homemade Elderberry syrup.
Take your vitamins! I love Young Living’s line of vitamins. I take Super C, Super B, Super Cal Plus, and Life 9 Probiotic every single day.
Put Lemon Vitality in your water every morning for detoxing.
Roll Thieves on the bottom of feet twice a day. Thieves essential oil is a combination of Clove, Lemon, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus Radiata, and Rosemary essential oils and it is an immune supporting power house.
Feel a tickle in your throat? Gargle a drop of Thieves Oil in a tablespoon of water and then swallow. Another option? Use your little Thieves Spray right on the throat.
Diffuse Thieves! I have been diffusing Thieves and Stress Away non-stop.
Drink half your weight in ounces of water every day.
Mental Health Habits
Take a long bath several times a week.
Use oils such as Peace & Calming, Stress Away, White Angelica and Joy to boost your mood and provide a calming environment.
Get a good night’s sleep. My night time routine is very important to me. I put my sleepy oils in the diffuser 20 minutes before bed (Lavender, Orange, Cedarwood and Roman Chamomile). I have a weighted blanket that literally knocks me out. I roll Tranquil on my wrists and behind my ears and Thieves on the bottom of my feet. I do not take my cell phone to bed or even keep it in the same room as me.
I also do not watch the news anymore. It was too much for me. I limit my time on Facebook. My family keeps me informed of any pertinent information that I need to know about.
Self care! Since nail salons are closed take time to do your nails every week. Give yourself a facial. At least wash your face daily and have a skin care routine. Two of my must haves are this Glow Serum and this Under Eye Serum.
Having a clean home helps me stay sane. Literally. I make sure the kitchen is clean and the dishwasher is running before bed. Every morning I wipe down the counters and make my bed.
And most important – laugh and smile ALL.THE.TIME.
I didn’t realize just how much I rely on these little bottles of plant juice until I wrote all this out! I would love to hear your tips for staying healthy during this crazy time in our lives! Leave me a comment below. Everyone has different things that make them happy and fulfilled.
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