I am not going to sit here and tell you that my stress is gone and my life is so amazing, chill, and peaceful. As a business owner, I have lots of anxiety surrounding work. In the same breathe I will say that God is faithful and always provides what I need.
But, I am human and I stress out about things I probably shouldn't. Maybe one day I won't but right now I do. I wake up in the middle of the night wondering if I responded to that one client or whether I uploaded the edit so-and-so asked for...it's real people.
These four things have helped me find a little more peace in my daily life.
Vitamins and Supplements
About a month ago I realized I was always tired, wanting to take naps in the middle of the day tired. My mental space was very negative, had a lot of brain fog and trouble focusing. I started taking Ashwagandha and Holy basil twice a day and within four days I felt noticeably better.
Ashwagandha + Holy Basil + D3 = My immune boost and mental clarity pills. Ashwagandha helps your body manage stress and gives you an immune boost. Holy Basil supports a healthy response to stress. D3 is great to keep my immune system in tip-top shape.
I found myself struggling to work from home. Working from a coffee shop is great, but I can't be buying coffee like that every day. Every morning I clean the house to make the space more inviting for focus. I put on something that smells good like a candle of essential oils and it helps get me motivated for my day.
Creativity is relaxing, but when my job requires me to be creative all day the lines can be blurred in the evening when I get that creative energy boost. So, I started watercolor painting, just for me. No rules, no timeline, no pressure and it's great. If you need some ideas on how to start being creative outside of your "work" check out my creativity guide here.
Now, before you roll your eyes..hear me out. For me, self-care is taking care of my skin. When I stress I get acne. When I have acne it affects my confidence. Creating a skin routine that helps with my skin health has been something I decided to do recently. I always am going back and forth on products, but I finally decided on a routine, which helps me think less about it cause I already know what to do.
Facial Serum Recipe made with high quality oils from The Great American in St. Pete, Florida.
Fill 1 oz dropper bottle with a base oil like jojoba or grape-seed oil.
5 drops of Frankincense
7 drops of Tea Tree
5 drops of Lavender
2 drops Vitamin E