By Catherine Beard
We’ve all been stuck in a rut. Whether it’s because we are lacking motivation, stressed out and tired, or bored of the same old routine day in and day out, getting stuck is an inevitable part of life. Sometimes we fall off the bandwagon and begin to feel a little discontent with the way things are going.
Maybe you’ve hit a wall on a project, or you haven’t been eating well and are now feeling sluggish. Or, perhaps you’ve fallen into the comparison trap, and you’re wondering why your life isn’t as interesting as someone else’s.
What’s important is that you have the tools you need to get yourself un-stuck whenever you need to.
I’m a big believer in taking care of our mind, body, and soul every single day, and my technique for getting out of a slump is to focus on doing things that are going to improve those areas of life. Once you give your mind, body, and soul the attention they deserve, you’ll feel refreshed, rejuvenated, and more content with your life.
DRINK LEMON WATER FIRST THING. Start your mornings off with a big dose of hydration by drinking a cup of hot water with a slice of lemon. Lemon water helps rejuvenate dull skin and also helps you digest food better so you’ll be less bloated throughout the day.
DO A SELF-CARE POWER HOUR. If you want to start or get back into a morning routine, try squeezing in some good ol’ self-care with the power hour method. Basically, you want to spend 20 minutes doing something for your mind, then your body, and then your soul. It’s the number one thing that gets me out of bed in the morning!
TREAT YOUR SKIN. Brush: I love dry brushing my skin before a shower because it gets your blood flowing, unclogs pores, and helps to remove any dead skin. Start at your feet and move upwards in long sweeping motions toward your heart. Scrub: What better way to get your skin back into its supple state than with a good body scrub! Glow: If your skin is looking a little lackluster, rosehip oil is an amazing product to use on your face before bed because it helps even out skin tone and creates a glowing complexion.