This is one of the wildest times ever. I don't know about you, but I'm hardcore a Britney 6-7 on the daily, mixed with a 3 if I don't have any Zoom meetings/clients, because well, duh. #RobeLife. I'm mostly fixating on gratitude for the fact we are healthy right now, that I have the ability to connect with friends and family from afar, and that obviously overall, life is still so damn blessed. But it's obviously also extremely tough handling the pandemic, the worry of every human in the world's health, and the attempt to carry on of our own businesses, health, and life. My anxiety is at a high I've never experienced before just being so damn worried about the world, whether it's people I know or not. I'm so scared and so helpless feeling all the time, and feeling like I can't help every person I meet is the WORST feeling I know. So I've asked some awesome professionals in the wellness/coaching/beauty realms I truly trust and care about to give us just very small tips to help us cope, carry on, improve a bit daily, and simply be able to truck through this wild time. I hope they help you. Part of the process for me was creating these watercolors (go artsy time for selfcare!!!!!) and writing these things out. I think finding whatever piece of creativity, giving back to local businesses, or just trucking forward right now, is all we can do. I plan to post these once per week to help everyone hopefully have even just a little takeaway of what we can do to carry on day by day.
More details on the posts:
-USE A NIGHTLY TONER TO CLEANSE PORES, FOLLOWED BY MASSAGING A GOOD MOISTURIZER INTO YOUR FACE AND NECK. -Arina Izadi, Professional (Badass Creative!) Makeup Artist, who has many more skin, self care, and beauty tips to share in the coming weeks!
-ABSOLUTELY PRIORITIZE 8+ HOURS OF GOOD SLEEP NIGHTLY. -Dr. Brant Pedersen, Positive Motion Chiropractic, knows that, no matter the phase of life, getting adequate (goooood quality) sleep is one of the most important things we can do to heal and improve the body. If he can prioritize rest as the ultimate go-getter, we all can.
-TAKE 3 RESTORATIVE BELLY BREATHS BEFORE STARTING ANY NEW TASK. -Kavita Melwani, Empowerment Coach. This lady is an expert at supporting you in your highly sensitive being, owning was makes you special, and teaching how that can propel you to make a difference in the world every day.
-TRY ACUPRESSURE ON THE AREA JUST BELOW YOUR THUMB JOINT TO INCREASE YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM. -Dr Julie Tran Olive is a naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist who explains how little practices like this can support and integrate into your daily life to become more healthy.
-TRY A COCONUT OIL MASK OVERNIGHT AND WASH OUT IN MORNING. -Josephine Bondi, hair magician, begs you not to cut your bangs in this quarantine time. She'll have lots of tips for waiting till you can see your expert again in the coming weeks ;)
-WEAR A NIGHTGUARD IF YOU'RE PRONE TO TEETH GRINDING. -Dr. Sam Infantino, DDS recommends that If you own a night guard, wear it! People that suffer from bruxism (grinding) are more likely to grind when stressed. During this stressful time you are more likely to cause damage to your teeth including increased sensitivity, wear, or even fracturing teeth. If you notice yourself grinding and you do not have a night guard you can purchase an OTC guard at your local drug store. This is a temporary solution and you should have your dentist make a custom appliance when dental offices are able to resume treating patients.
-SHELTER IN AND SPOIL YOUR SKIN WITH MARYKAY'S VOLUFIRM FOAMING CLEANSER. -Patti Maxwell, Mary Kay Sales Director, has a ton of customized product information to help you in this very stressful (and drying out!!!) time! #PamperYourself
-INCREASE YOUR VEGGIE AND FRUIT INTAKE FOR ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS. -Rosetta Chow, Certified Health Coach, suggests increasing your intake of fruits & veggies. They’re loaded with vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and antioxidants which prevent disease and boost your immune system.
-I suggest setting an alarm for every hour to remind yourself to get up and mooooooove! With a lot of people just working from home for the first time, or having a very different schedule, this will keep you from getting too pent up with tight muscles and mental fog. Get it done!
Check out our blog and Instagram again next week for a fresh set of small tips to help your wellness, confidence, and productivity! We believe in you, and are sending you all the positive vibes possible right now.