Post # 1
I’m about 3 months from my wedding. I’m feeling pretty stressed at work right now, so that plus the wedding, plus cold weather is leaving me feeling icky! You know that general sloppy, tired, not pretty feeling – I know I can’t be the only almost bride feeling this way! What are your favorite wellness tips/activities for getting out of the slump? I want to feel good before the wedding and I think I need a boost!
Post # 3
Always eat breakfast and schedule in work out time so you can’t bail on it. When I don’t make the time to eat well or excercise I always feel like crap. Also: Mittens!! Montreal is a humid kind of cold, so if you don’t keep your fingers warm they get clammy and cold… I hate that!
Post # 4
There is nothing that zinc, orange juice, tons of water and a solid 8 hours sleep can’t cure in the winter time. When I get run down and can’t turn my brain off I have a cup of hot decaf tea right before bed time with warm milk no sugar, take a 3mg melatonin and turn the fan on. The circulating air and white noise helps me sleep better too.
Also, invest in a nice cushy bathrobe for after showers. It’s a little thing but it just makes me feel so good. Oh, and carry lots of energy boosting snacks like almonds, fruit leather, apples.
Post # 5
I *always* get the blahs when the cold weather and early darkness settle in!
– Hot bubble baths and a warm cushy robe
– Mulled cider (get a 1/2 gallon of organic apple cider, a packet of mulling spices, and some orange peel – put it in a sauce pan on low heat on your stove…it tastes amazing and smells up your entire apartment with warm yummyness).
– Lots of vitamin C
– a pedicure
– I like to go to the zoo and walk around in the tropical exhibits (something about that warm humid air!!)
Post # 6
This is exactly what I need! Keep them coming!! Thank you!!
Quick question for Katyelle – do you take zinc everyday? Or only when you feel a cold coming on? I’ve never taken it before – maybe I need to start?
Post # 7
-Vitamins. I’m taking pre-natals becasue I’m TTC soon but I’ve always taken vitamins.
-Yoga. I can be quite a competitive person so yoga is perfect for me because its about being aware of one’s body.
-I go driving. My parents started this ritual when I was a baby and its always worked. -Read a really good novel. I tend to like mysteries and will get caught up. The reprieve gives me a break from any craziness.-A nice warm bubble bath, candles, and a glass of wine.-If I really need an energy boost, I will blast dance music and dance like a Wild Woman.-A walk around the neighborhood. The world is truly a beautiful place and when we are stressed, we forget to appreciate.-Watching sports. -Hanging w/ my girls and family. -Watching a really funny or bad movie so I can laugh my ARSE off.
Just a couple of things I do to maintain my sanity.
Post # 8
I try to do this detox bath once a week and really enjoy it. Even if it doesn’t work, I get that time of peace and quiet to myself (and I personally believe it does help).
Also tons of water all the time.
Exercise (who doesn’t feel better after??)
And this is more of a beauty tip but I love #2 here.