Reset Your Body and Mind
Mondays are a fresh start. We have new goals and intentions, but we can’t accomplish these goals or have a positive mindset without a little bit of detox, self-care, and reset before the week starts. Try resetting on Sunday so that everything in your life can start fresh come Monday — including your mindset.
Reset your gut.
After a weekend of *potentially* overindulging a bit… you’re probably experiencing some bloat and indigestion. Try this: mix a tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar, a tablespoon of water, half a tablespoon of lemon juice, and a teaspoon of honey together — then down it like a shot. It will help you digest what’s sticking around in your stomach and detox your body.
Reset your stuff.
A surefire way to a stressful Monday is by having a cluttered computer and work bag. To combat this, close out all tabs and notifications on your computer. Unsubscribe from annoying promo emails and delete unnecessary items from your downloads folder. To reset your bag, dump the contents out into a pile on a clear area of your floor. First, throw away all trash and scraps of paper. Then, take out anything that belongs in your house and put it where it goes. Then, gather up all of your odds and ends like hair ties, earbuds, paper clips, and lipglosses and pare them down. Place the necessary items into a zippered pouch for safekeeping. Then, put everything back in your bag and put it away until tomorrow.
Reset your skin.
Your skin deserves a deep clean to start the week. To start off this regimen, massage your face with an oil-based cleanser. If you don’t have one, you can use high-quality coconut or avocado oil. Once your face has a light coating of oil, run warm-to-hot water over a washcloth and wring it out. Lay the cloth over your face and let it sit until it cools. Then, use the cloth to wipe off all oil. This gives your face a clean slate to work effectively with your cleanser and absorb any products you put on it. After the oil cleanse, wash your face with your typical cleanser. Post-wash, use an exfoliator.
Reset your muscles.
A good stretch decreases stress and increases energy. Energy can become stagnant from sitting too long at your desk or in front of the computer or TV. All of your muscles can use stretching from time to time. Take a break when possible. Studies prove that workers who take a break increase productivity. Take a moment to stand up and stretch. Stretch your fingers, arms, wrists, ankles, legs, toes, waist, neck and spine. The small investment in a moment or two of stretching will pay off in reduced stress, clearer thinking and increased productivity.