We’ve been sick since Sunday, as I mentioned yesterday (still aching for the mountains!). I’d used my last few drops of thieves essential oil the night before and was slowly on the decline as I slogged through the afternoon at work.
So I put in a quick EO order with my friend, Amber, and complained to her about how I really haven’t been taking care of myself lately and I’m not sure what to do about it. All my usual basics weren’t working and feeling overworked between my full-time job and this favorite space of mine was leaving me exhausted, falling into bad food habits and lack of movement.
Amber shared many great reminders about self-care, at-home cold remedies that don’t involve medication (woo!), and some of her daily routines in the morning and before bed.
I went with her nighttime routine last night – hot shower, good book, and warm drink – and woke up wide awake this morning, feeling good! It was the first time I’ve had a full night’s rest in over a month.
I guess what I’m trying to say is, sometimes we know how to take care of ourselves. We’ve made our own routines, have our own special remedies, and can get by when we need to. But more often than not, we need help. We need each other. And we need reminders from the people in our lives that it’s ok, give yourself a break, and rest!
You can bet I’ll be doing the same nightly routine tonight. I feel too good not to! What are some cold-weather remedies you have? How do you heal when you’re drained?
Keep a lookout for Amber’s new blog, The Earth Conscious Sisters for more health and wellness tips for mind, body, and soul.
I’ll share more about the logo I made for them once they’ve launched. I’m so excited for this!