Zen sh*t…? It’s a quick way of saying ‘all the things that keep me at peace, sane, give me clarity, & healing- spiritually, mentally, & emotionally‘. I feel like I’m always taking on a million tasks a minute, brainstorming, plotting, creating content, & always trying to stay ahead of the curve. Sometimes it can be f*cking draining, no matter how glamorous I can try to make it look. Let’s be real, we all need a ‘recharge’ now & then, the demands & priorities of life can be overwhelming from time to time, regardless of what your career path or lifestyle is like. All my fellow babe-preneurs can surly relate when I say, our job has no ‘clock in & clock out’- it’s this never-ending hustle & cycle that feels like some form of crack, you’re weirdly & insanely addicted to it, even though you’re severely exhausted by it. Here are a few things that help ease & keep the edge off when the grind is extra demanding-
First & foremost before anything in my life, is God & my relationship with Him. If you have different religious beliefs than me, feel free to skip this section. But if you are a fellow believer in Christ, you’re probably familiar with the term “devotional”, it’s basically a message related to a bible verse that breaks the verse down into a relatable, comforting, empowering message that will feed your faith & hunger for the Good Word. I particularly enjoy receiving my devotionals in the morning before I start my day, they give me that peace & friendly reminders I need before jumping into a hectic work day. If mornings are too priority filled for you, devotionals would also be a great way to end a crazy day, enriching your faith before your beauty sleep. There are various ways you can receive your devotionals. My favorite devotional book is, I Declare: 31 Promises to Speak Over Your Life, by Joel Osteen. If you’re more of an on the go person who doesn’t have the time to page through a quick read or keep a book handy, there are websites you can subscribe to and receive emails from. One of my favorite daily devotionals to receive every day in my email, is by Proverbs 31 Ministries, where various women write in & publish inspiring devotionals daily. Nothing keeps & takes the weight off like a good message & meditation with, the big man above.
Ahh, those pretty little gem rock looking things…’can they actually do sh*t‘ you ask? Yes friend, yes they can. According to Collective Evolution, “Crystal use dates back to at least 6,000 years ago to the Sumerians of Mesopotamia, and many ancient civilizations — the Romans, Egyptians, Greeks, and Japanese, to name a few — used crystals to promote healing, enlightenment, and fulfillment.” I like to use my particular crystals for Feng Shui, to give the energy in a room to give it a certain vibe, to meditate with, & even sleep with (moonstone under my pillow gives me good dreamless rest). A few crystals I own are; Citrine, Moon stone, Prehnite, & Prairie Tanzanite. They all have their own purpose & healing properties, crystals carry & transfer energy so it’s important when receiving a new crystal to cleanse it of past hands who have touched it & the energy those hands harbored on it. Think of Crystals as little healing & energy enhancers. Ready to be a crystal owner? If you’re a Oahu Local my best recommendation is stopping at Sedona, that’s where I get my crystals from. If you’re more of a buy online type of gal, heres a great crystal starter set you can purchase off of amazon, don’t forget to cleanse them!
You’ve probably heard of them, they’re all the rage lately, & completely natural! There’s just about an oil for everything! You can use them for cooking, cleaning, healing, relaxing, soothing, & so much more! I love using lavender oil in my diffuser, you can purchase this one for a great price, before bed to give a really peaceful vibe in the evening. It really puts me right to sleep, very relaxed & stress free. I love to use Tea Tree oil to keep cuts & pimples bacteria free. I even have a blend of oils in roller ball form, from dōTERRA, to combat & keep PMS symptoms at bay. How cool is that?! Want to strt your own essential oil collection? Heres a starter oils kit from Pure Joy, of 6 oils, at an amazing price! DōTERRA is a great brand for oils & wellness but they can be pretty pricey, especially for someone whose new to the oil world thats just trying to dip & dabble without breaking the bank! Definitely do your research on which oils your interested in, come oils are so concentrated & intense, they need to be applied with a carrier oil, like coconut oil for example. There are so many oils you can use to promote less anxiety, more focus, & so much more! Not to mention, they smell completely amazing & work almost instantly.
This one is tricky. Good ol’ meditation. Sometimes I totally nail it, sometimes I struggle, & sometimes I can’t bring myself to do it at all! You’ll have your good days & bad days when it comes to meditation, but I noticed the more often you practice it, the easier it is to master it, & continuously at that. Meditation has so many amazing benefits, according to The Huffington Post, Meditation reduces stress, improves concentration, increases self-awareness, increases happiness, increases acceptance, & can even slow aging among many other things. How crazy it that?! Now that I’ve totally talked you into it & the idea of it, you must be wondering, how the hell do you meditate?! Here’s where you can find the perfect how-to on meditating. Another cool thing you can do with meditation is integrate your crystals, either beside you while meditating, or holding them in your hands. I like to really set the vibe when I meditate, it’s hard enough as it is for me sometimes to shut off my million miles a minute thoughts & really focus. I like to dim the lights, pop in an oil or two in my diffuser, & play this dope app I came across on the apple app store called: Relax Melodies. Need I say more?! Probably not but I will anyways, this app lets you customize your own unique melodies!! These are amazing to meditate to, relax to, or even just fall asleep to. There are endless creations & possibilities, from waves crashing on shore, to rain drops on a tin roof, a running river, or even the crackling of a camp fire. It’s bomb.com, simply put.
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