To kick off the month of October, I wanted to share some favorite self-care practices I've been enjoying lately.
WOGA + ZEN AF
This hilarious #ZENAF shirt from Twin Flames Apparel is perfect for nights when I do w-oga.
Have you heard of it? Wine + yoga. Woga. It's a thing ;)
How does it work, you ask? Well, you pour yourself a glass of wine and enjoy it before you practice. Or, as you practice.
If you stay tuned on my Instagram feed for @aliveinthefireyoga, you'll see how some nights after work, I woga. I highly recommend giving it a try.
SELF CARE SUNDAY
Who said Sunday couldn't be a relaxing, fun day instead of filled with catch-up chores that you've been avoiding all week?
I don't know about you guys, but I definitely get the Sunday blues sometimes. So I started a new tradition: Sunday night baths!
Soaking in the tub is the perfect way to end my week, and start the next week with a sense of calm.
I start by lighting some candles and using some epsom salts. I recently discovered Brunch Candle Box. It's a subscription box where you can get beautiful hand-crafted candles each month. Use the code ALIVEINTHEFIRE at checkout and receive a free "Cocktail Box" or that much off any other purchase.. So if you decide you want to get a 6-month box, the discount will allow you to get 1 month free!
After my bath, I like to wear my Mahabis slipper shoes around the house... super comfy and supportive on my feet.
Sore muscles? Cramps from your cycle? Stomach hurting? Toooootally been there.
I've started a new practice of daily self-massage in the evenings before bed. Intuition is the key here -- use the power of intuitive touch to help heal your aches and pains.
My new favorite is Banja Balm from Khroma Herbs. I've been using it before bed, a little on my low back and on my belly when I do my self-massage and it is a life saver! It has soothing ingredients like arnica, shea butter and avocado oil. And I like that it has a minty smell from the peppermint and eucalyptus oils, which clears my sinuses and helps me breathe deeply before I drift off to sleep.
WEARING PRETTY NECKLACES
So, I'm not usually much of a jewelry person... but lately I've been wearing pretty necklaces and I love how they make me feel fancy ;) Adding a nice piece of jewelry gives my work outfits a little boost, and makes me feel beautiful as I walk out the door in the morning.
How are you celebrating fall? What fun rituals are helping you stay grounded during the shifting seasons? Sending all of you a big hug!