My Top Six Healthy Habits

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Hello everyone and happy Friday! Today I’m excited to be talking about a topic I feel very passionate about. That topic is health, and that includes mental, spiritual, and physical health. I want to share with you the things I have incorporated into my daily routine over the past couple of years that have helped me significantly. So without further ado, here are my top six healthy habits!

M E D I T A T I ON

I have a long history with meditation. My mom is Buddhist and I grew up practicing meditation with her. Therefore I was able to gain an understanding of what it was from a young age. For about a year now I have been practicing meditation by myself on a regular basis. Simply sitting with yourself in silence can be difficult at first but with regular practice it has made me more self-aware and has allowed me to feel more connected with the world. I meditate for 10 – 15 minutes every morning and find that as a result I am more present in my everyday life.

W A K E   U P   E A R L I E R

For me, waking up early is crucial to having a productive day. I consider myself lucky that I am naturally a morning person, sleeping in actually stresses me out. I like waking up early because it gives me time to start my day right. I can go through my morning routine without feeling rushed, therefore setting a positive tone for the rest of the day. I suggest that even if you don’t like waking up early, try waking up just 20 minutes earlier. You could use this time to meditate, read a book, enjoy some tea, or whatever you please. I promise this will make a huge difference to your day.

L E M O N   W A T E R 

I’m sure this is a tip you have heard before. Starting your morning with a warm cup of lemon water kick-starts your digestive system and rehydrates your body. It’s the perfect way to begin the day and I look forward to this simple ritual every morning.

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S T R E T C H

Something else I do when I first get up in the morning is stretch. It only requires five minutes of your time and is incredibly beneficial. It wakes me up and makes such a difference to my energy level. I also usually incorporate some yoga into my stretching routine such as sun salutation.

G R A T I T U D E 

Yet again I have another tip for you to incorporate into your morning routine. Each morning I write a gratitude list. I had heard of many people doing this and I’m so pleased that I decided to as well. Happiness stems from being grateful for what we have, who we are, and who we are surrounded by. By acknowledging what I’m grateful for each day and writing it down, I no longer take the wonderful things in my life for granted.

B E   C U R I O U S 

Never stop learning. Be curious, read books, learn a language, explore, listen to other people’s thoughts and ideas. Learning is so important and I believe it’s incredibly beneficial to constantly be expanding our minds. Make it a goal to learn one new thing each day, even something small, and it will truly enrich your everyday life.

I hope these tips were helpful and let me know in the comments what healthy habits you practice. I would love to hear them! xx

 

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Sunbath

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Last night was the first night in awhile that it felt like summer. People lingered outside to soak up the last rays of warm sunlight and the smell of food trucks filled the air. Now that the weather is getting nice I am having so much fun styling outfits that don’t require outerwear. Last night was warm enough that I could simply just wear this white dress shirt that I stole from my boyfriend. I like how it’s oversized on me and is easy to wear with just a bralette underneath and tucked into some boyfriend jeans. This basket bag/backpack that I styled it with is a treasure that I found in some of my mom’s stuff. She got it while travelling in Asia and I think it’s such a beauty. I hope that you get the chance to enjoy the sun and have an amazing start to your week! xx

 

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Jewels By Janelle

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Happy Thursday everyone! I hope your week has been fantastic so far! I’m so excited to finally be sharing this post with you today talking about the company Jewels by Janelle! Last Saturday was the official launch of the Vancouver, BC based jewelry company. I first heard about it through a friend and since I have always been a fan of delicate jewelry I instantly fell in love with Jewels by Janelle. Janelle and I got in touch and she was kind enough to send me the stunning Celeste necklace!

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The Celeste necklace is simple and elegant and adds so much to any outfit. All of the jewelry is crafted and designed by Janelle in Vancouver and she has a beautiful selection of necklaces, chokers, earrings, and bracelets. You can check out this collection by clicking here and use the code ISABEL20 to receive 20% off of your purchase. I’m so impressed by the amazing quality and design of the jewelry and I know you will love it as much as I do! I’m thrilled to work with such an amazing company and am excited to see what exciting things the future holds for Janelle!

 

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