Insert lots of deep sighs, whining and slices of cheese pizza. That had become my go-to method of self care and are you wondering if any of that made me feel any better?
Falon's Self Care Strategy:
- MUSIC! Music at my desk, music in my ears making me fist pump and kick my to-do list's ass. BOOM
- Take quick 5 minute breaks at work to stretch and do a couple restorative yoga poses.
- Bring shoes to change into for lunch break walks. I eat over my keyboard, true story, so I might as well take my lunch time to enjoy some sun (vitamin d!) and escape the office.
- Working out most days of the week. Working out to feel my blood pump, not to count calories or miles. If I'm honest, I LOVE having NO races on my calendar. Today I did 30 minutes of run/walking at a good incline on the treaddie while watching The Mindy Project on Hulu. (OMG I love her. Mindy Kaling and Jennifer Lawrence please be my bffs!) Then I came upstairs and did some flow yoga. I've been focusing on working in more yoga in the last couple weeks and I can already see improvements in some of my poses. Woot!
|My favorite beginner yoga dvd.|
That's it. Food isn't in my self-care plan because abiding by the above strategies have made me happy to prepare good eats and snacks for myself. Seriously, I went to Sam's Club (home of the greasy cheese pizza slice) and I had no desire to partake in the pizza or the samples because I noshed some broccoli and baby tomatoes on the drive over.
|Heyyy breakfast. Broccoli is the new bacon.|
How do you take care of yourself?