Bare-faced selfie reflective of major fall reset. Coming out of summer indulgence, I was reminded of how sensitive I am to what goes in my body. I have been a walking (actually, hobbling) dumpster fire: irritable, allergies in high gear, feet/joints hurting, dandruff flaring up, bloated. I had a big cry by the ocean about it with Jon and then was like, TIME TO GET A HANDLE ON THIS SHIT! Here's what I have been working on since I hit the reset button on Monday. Sharing in case any of these things might help you as well!
1️⃣ Aligning with my wonderful friend/colleague Morra's intentionality around closing Women Online this week for end of summer holiday, I've tossed on my out of office on my emails. I'm working on some things but definitely in lower gear than usual. 2️⃣ Drinking tons of water. 3️⃣ Still drinking one cup of coffee in the morning but otherwise super clean eating…sidelining dessert, carbs, alcohol, and junk snack food. Since I love produce and we're part of a kick ass CSA, it actually hasn't been that hard so far, and I'm already feeling changes...notably with allergies and my eye irritability, which is a huge relief. 4️⃣ Prioritizing anti-inflammatory foods. 5️⃣ Bringing omega 3 rich foods (e.g., salmon, flax) back into rotation. 6️⃣ Bringing morning smoothies back into rotation. 7️⃣ When I'm craving an afternoon coffee, opting for green tea. 8️⃣ When I'm craving dessert opting for chai tea with a little oat milk and honey. 9️⃣ Every other day coconut + tea tree oil treatment for my scalp which is also serving as an amazing conditioning agent; it's never been so easy to comb out my hair! 🔟 Got back into a routine with my supplements (big priority being turmeric for anti-inflammation). 1️⃣1️⃣ Switched the shoes I'm wearing for tennis to see if that helps with my foot pain. 1️⃣2️⃣ Started yoga again (for non-tennis days). 1️⃣3️⃣ Using my spiky foot massage ball to work on foot pain while I'm working at my desk. 1️⃣4️⃣ Cranked up the diffuser in my office. 1️⃣5️⃣ Went for an amazing facial today. 1️⃣6️⃣ Have an epic 5-hour hair appointment booked for Saturday. I am determined!