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Hey friends and happy Friday! I hope your short week has been great! Since we were in Napa last weekend, I feel like we got home Sunday and had to hit the ground running! The new year and fresh start has totally inspired me to change up my routine a bit. What is it about a fresh year that makes us want to just be better, in general? I was super excited to partner with Macy’s today to chat about my new year routines and how I am changing it up this year. Also, today
through January 27th you can save 20% off during Macy’s Winter Weekend Sale using code WINTER. I’m super excited to share my three simple routines that have really made a difference in my day. These are simple and easy to incorporate into any routine, at any stage of life. It takes a few weeks to get into the habit of doing anything, but I can truly say that these things have become a part of my daily/weekly routine and I am thrilled to share them with you, today! Take a peek!
Wake up before the kids during the week and practice gratitude
I start the morning earlier than I used to. I try to wake up 30-60 minutes before I wake the kids for school. I just find that this makes my mornings less frantic. I wakeup, have my coffee, read my Jesus Calling (app) and write down 3 things that I am grateful for. I’m really trying to practice gratitude. It helps to keep my anxiety at bay a bit too. There is just something about starting the day reminding yourself of a few things you are grateful for. It’s hard to have a bad day when you think of all of your blessings. It might sound cliche, but it’s really become a nice part of my routine.
Start the day with Celery Juice
Back in December a friend of mine was raving about how celery juice had cured her reflux. She had tried tons of medications and nothing worked. I was intrigued and immediately fell down the rabbit hole on all of the benefits of celery juice and just had to try it for myself. I can say, it’s made a difference for me in lots of aspects. I am not doing it every single day, mainly because it’s a tad time consuming, but I am doing it a few days a week. You can learn more about the benefits from Medical Medium, but here are a few key potential benefits!
Exercise for at least 30 Minutes
I’ll be honest, I had kind of let this one slide. I hurt my back in October and really just stopped doing my Peloton and any other form of exercise. Because of Truman’s pain, we really didn’t take the dogs on many walks, because as much as he loved to go, he could really only get a few houses down before we had to carry him home. That being said, after he passed away, in an effort to help keep George busy, we started taking him on a walk daily. I’ll be honest, Mr. fancy really started this, but I jumped on board and have really enjoyed just getting out in the fresh air a bit each day. George also loves to get out, so it’s a win win. Over the summer, I was walking daily and it really does seem to help with keeping the mind clear and positive, so I am really happy to incorporate that back into my routine.
All of these changes to my routine are minimal, but they have made a big impact. What changes have you made to your routine this year? Anything I should add to mine? Have a great day, friends! XO!