All posts tagged: morning routine

image of crinkled bed sheets header to title of blog post called slow by Nicole Eva highlighting the importance of slow mornings for self care and mental wellness

The Secret of Slow

Slowing down has been a goal of mine this year.  I’ve been really into slow mornings. Waking up slow, taking the time to make tea, making a nutritious breakfast, showering, being fully present in my skin care routine and taking the time to sit and soak in the quiet before diving into the tasks of the day has been so rejuvinating for me.  Deciding whether or not I was willing to try trading my few extra moments of sleep for moments of calm as opposed to rushing around the house panicked about getting work on time and starting my day at a level 10 stress before 9am was pretty much a no brainer. Although I’ve loved it, it wasn’t the easiest of adjustements at first. There were some strategies I’ve had to figure out before I was able to make this into a successful routine of mine. Now that they’re in place I don’t struggle as much to reach that happy place of quiet in the mornings. The benefits are immeasurable and if you’re down, …

Reset Day : Morning Routine

Every once in a while it’s good to take a break from your regular rushing around routine and just take a minute to wake up slow and really enjoy this life. I try to make sure I take time to do that at least twice a month. I don’t schedule it anymore (I used to when my life was absolutely ridiculous), now it just kind of happens. I can feel when my mind is a little too overstimulated, when my chest is a little too tight and when my shoulders are a bit too tense. It’s at those times that I know that a reset day is needed. I’m going to walk you through what that kind of day may look like for me, it’s different each time, but somethings remain consistent. I’ll go through the little things I do that make me feel human again and explain them along the way. Are you ready? The first thing I do on a day dedicated to just breathing and enjoying the day is turn off my …