Stop Stressing Over Valentine’s Day

 

Do you roll your eyes when stores start putting out all their Valentine’s Day cards? Are you in a panic to find a date before the 14th? We put so much pressure on this holiday and it’s time to stop the stress! I love Valentine’s Day because it gives us the opportunity to celebrate ALL the love in your life.

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Sometimes we look to romantic relationships to make us feel whole or complete when really self love is the key to having more love in your life. One of the greatest tools we have is to think about where love currently exists in our life already. Celebrate the romantic relationship if you’re in one, but don’t forget about all the other examples of love you have in your life. Below I’ve listed some easy ways to show your love:

  • Call your grandparents
  • Send your mom flowers
  • Buy your sister chocolates
  • Give your barista a card
  • Smile at a stranger
  • Text an old friend saying you were thinking of them
  • Cook dinner for your roommates

Let me know in the comments below how you’re showing your love this holiday! Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

How to Create More Time in Your Day!

 

Do you ever feel like you don’t have enough time in your day to get everything done? Have you ever been so preoccupied with all that you have going on in your life that you’ve shampooed your hair twice? Well, I’ve been there and today I’m here to help you create more time!

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Here’s the scoop: although self care is a super trendy phrase, it does have a lot of significance. When you give yourself permission to take care of yourself you create more time. How is this true? Well when you give yourself  “me time” you center, refocus and recharge for all the other activities in your life.

When we get on an airplane the safety demos always tell us to put our own oxygen mask on before we help the person next to us. That same premise goes for real life also. How can you expect to take care of anyone or anything else if you don’t take care of yourself first?

I want to hear from you! How can you add more self care to your life? Share with me in the comments below!

Do More of What you Love!

Do you spend more time during your day doing what you love or doing what you hate? In today’s vlog I share an exercise to help you take a look at the activities in your life and start doing more of what you love!

 

Homemade Natural Beauty Products

As a health conscious girl, I try to be aware of the food I put in my body but what about the products that go ONTO my body? The more I thought about all the chemicals in my daily grooming products the more research I did on how to go the natural route and these are some of my favorites. Best of all, every ingredient can be purchased at the grocery store!

Oatmeal Face Scrub 

This may sound like breakfast, but this face scrub will leave your skin feeling great. The oatmeal serves as a skin soother, while the honey is a natural moisturizer. Yogurt’s lactic acid brightens and smooths your complexion.

Ingredients:

  •  1 Tablespoon of oats
  •  1 teaspoon of honey
  •  2 Tablespoons of yogurt

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Apply to face using small circular motions. Rinse with warm water.

Epsom Salt Body Exfoliator

Epsom salt is made up of magnesium sulfate. It helps to flush toxins from the body making it the perfect body exfoliator. It’s also known to soothe achy muscles and decrease bruises.

Ingredients:

  • Epsom salt
  • Sesame oil
  • An empty jar

Directions:

In your jar combine Epsom salt with sesame oil until a paste is made. Use in the shower to smooth skin. You can also use a few drops of your favorite essential oil (I like lavender) to make it smell great too.

Almond Oil Moisturizer

Almond oil has essential fatty acids which balance the skin’s moisture levels. It’s easily absorbed into the skin and rich in vitamin E.

Ingredients:

  • Almond oil

Directions:

Rub almond oil onto skin directly after a shower.

Strawberry Teeth Whitening

It may seem counterintuitive because of the berries’ bright red color, but they are actually natural teeth whiteners. Strawberries contain malic acid which removes stains from teeth, but don’t do it more than once a week because the acid could damage the enamel of the tooth.

Ingredients: 

1 Strawberry

1/2 teaspoon of baking soda.

Directions:

Wash strawberry under cool water then cut off stem. Mash the berry with a fork in a small bowl until it is pulp then add baking soda until they form a paste. Brush onto teeth and leave for five minutes then remove with toothpaste.