Health: #SerenitySaturday It’s December!

This morning I awoke to snow, and while it technically isn’t winter yet (not until the 21st) it seemed a bit magical. The snow didn’t stick around since it isn’t really cold enough yet, so everything is just wet and cold but I still don’t mind. I needed that little bit of magic because the holidays really make you miss family. It doesn’t help that I recently had to miss my cousin’s wedding, who I am close with. Seeing all the pictures of her wedding posted on Social Media actually made this feeling of sadness worse.

Communication of my emotions is key to not letting me go down this depressive hole. I’ve talked to my husband about it, and expressed my feelings. He understands and is completely supportive, which is nice. I’m also trying to keep busy so I won’t dwell on it so much. So, I am doing a little decorative planning to keep my mind at bay. 

The house still needs work, plus I have some ideas for a vanity corner for my beauty products. I’m also planning on having a sort of “formal” living room or maybe making a little library. Who knows!

Health: #SerenitySaturday – Unwinding from a long week

I don’t know about you all, but it has been a long week. I felt like I was running around with my head cut off trying to finish errands, Cooking on Thanksgiving, and to anyone who went Black Friday shopping, I need a day to relax. While Sunday’s are usually the day that people use for relaxation, for me I spend it getting ready for the week ahead, this includes cleaning, laundry, and meal prep. This does not help me relax, Sunday nights I do facemasks or try out different skincare. 

Saturdays are for relaxing for me. I am 31 years old so clubbing and bar hopping happen like once in a blue moon now. My relaxation comes in the morning with a cup of coffee or tea, especially in this cold weather. I then have a piece of Home made sourdough bread, sometimes I top this with brie or butter and jelly. 

I read a book while eating and drinking, I am currently reading two books one is Then She was Gone by Lisa Jewell, the second is Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan, The latter book I discuss with my husband Saturdays as well. 

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I spend some time with the animals too, either throwing the ball for the dogs or cuddling with the cats, I make sure to spend some time with each of them. Love it when I can get Mordechai to purr since he does it so infrequently. 

I spend sometime taking pictures so the blog and doing crafts for my planner or around the house. I like to feel like I accomplish stuff.

I do Yoga when I’m done to stretch out my body and my mind, then I take a relaxing bath with some epsom salt or a bath bomb/oil if I have one on hand. 

The night is spend cuddling with the hubby, we sometimes rent movies and pig out with chocolate strawberries or just binge something on Hulu and Netflix. We are almost done with Brooklyn 99. 

This does wonders for my mental health, as it centers me and reminds me why I spend all that time during the week doing hectic things. 

Always make sure to set aside some mental health time, being stress out affects your body in negative ways.