Feeling like you've been hit by a bus recently? There is a TON of stuff going on right now, as seasons change and priorities shift. Life isn't likely to slow down anytime soon, so I'm sharing my favorite ways to reinvigorate and get back on track in a hurry!
We've still been traveling a ton. As awesome as it is to feel our sand in the toes and stand on mountain tops, it means that we have to be really on top of our game at home and at work. The minute my family steps through the door, we hit the ground running. People are constantly asking how we keep things in perspective when deadlines creep up and that stack of stuff on our desks starts to accumulate. Here are our tried-and-true ways to amp up focus and approach life with energy and joy.
Go on a photo walk. Unleashing a little creativity helps refresh the mind. Just five minutes looking through a lens can serve as a reminder that this is all fleeting.
Soak in a bubble bath. Let the stress wash away.
Read a book. Instead of turning on the TV at the end of a long day, crack open a novel. Your life will be better if you incorporate quiet reading into the routine.
Take some vitamins. I hate taking vitamin capsules, but vitamin drink mixes are totally doable. We're working with Zarbee's on their new Target-exclusive proprietary blends formulated with wholesome ingredients like green tea and ginger. I'm completely obsessed with their “Invigorating Blend” as well as their “Calming Mix.” The single-serve packets are perfect for me to toss in my purse and mix up on-the-go in hot or cold water. I LOVE that they use natural products like coconut sugar and honey as opposed to processed chemicals. If I had time to create my own vitamin drink, this is exactly what I would put in it. I'm just glad someone else did it for me.
Hydrate. If you're not great about drinking enough water, see the point above. A little flavor can go a long way in making you actually want to drink eight glasses a day.
Have a dance party. Turn up the 80's music and do the Electric Slide in your living room. You'll be smiling in no time!
Visit the farmer's market. Seeing an incredible, vibrant community of people devoted to their craft is inspiring.
Practice yoga. It can release tension and help you stretch muscles you didn't even know were knotted. If you don't know where to start, let YouTube be your guide.
Put on some makeup. Getting dolled up once in awhile can lift your mood. Taking a couple extra minutes to change out of yoga pants and blow dry your hair can really alter your outlook.
Take a nap. One of the best pieces of advice I've ever received was from Nate's grandma, Nana. “Twenty minutes. No more, no less. Set a timer and power nap,” she instructed after I had my first son. A tiny breather can reset the pace of the whole day.
Go for a walk. Fresh air does the body good. You don't need any fancy equipment – just get outside and get moving!
Call a friend. When's the last time you spoke with your old college buddies, or your favorite aunt? Pick up the phone and catch up.
You can take any of these easy actions to reinvigorate your life right now. So pick up some Zarbee's to care for your health, grab a good book to tend to your mind and run a bubble bath to ease your body's aches. Life will make more sense after you've stepped away for a few moments.
How do you reinvigorate?