Rituals to Bust the Blahs Away – Monday Edition
- October 19, 2020
Mondays are almost always my crazy packed work days and I’m used to this. And yet, some of them can still be so…blah that I NEED ALL THE PERK ME UP I CAN GET to get through the first half of the morning.
8:00am (or 10:00am on Saturdays) with Matt is sacred to me. His Zumba classes have been one of the best morning rituals I do for myself and the crew—and by crew, I mean the 100+ people in the class. On a Monday.
If you haven’t tried Zumba before, give his live virtual class a try! Truth: I’d never tried Zumba pre-Covid and got hooked from the very first class with Matt. This is a game changer and I’ve been attending doing this for 6 months now.
Matt holds up to 4 virtual classes a week, usually M-W-F-Sat. They are free via Zoom; Class ID and password are provided on Matt’s Instagram account @mattarmendariz 30 minutes before class. You can also access his classes on the Zumba website for $1/session.
Second: That Energizing Body Scrub Life
I’ve posted about this many times on my IG stories: I reach out for my Beautycounter Sugar Scrub in Lemongrass. Post-Zumba shower is made better with this scrub, no doubt. I can skip the moisturizer if I want to when I use this. I have tried many sugar scrubs and this is at the top of all of them, hands down.
Organic sugar, almond oil, sunflower oil, lime oil, lemon oil, evening primrose oil, apricot oil, jojoba oil, grapefruit oil, orange oil, bergamot…these are SO GOOD. This, for me, is an overall self-care in a jar. It makes for such a great gift, too.
Third: Soak up in Heavenly Body Lotion
I didn’t skip this today. Because—give me ALL THE CITRUS. This Hydrating Body Lotion in Citrus Mimosa gives my skin that extra nourishing it needs on this crisp autumn day. I love how light, moisturizing and refreshing this is.
Fourth and definitely not the least: The Facial Radiance Boost You Didn’t Know You Need
The No. 1 Brightening Facial Oil is another citrus scented product to add to my day. When I know I will just be at home during the day, which is most days now, I pat this on my face after my moisturizer. Ugh, so good. Silky and absorbs easily…it feels like I’m giving my face the boost it needs for the day, too. It has Vitamin C (hello, skin brightener), Avocado Oil (for intense hydration) and Black Currant Oil (omega-rich for a healthy skin barrier)—all good! It brightens up the skin and it’s almost like a gentle aromatherapy because it smells so lovely, too.
So yes, I’m set for the day! These things may not guarantee a great day, but it’s already a better one and I’m ready for the challenges ahead.
I know, it sounds silly. But trust me, little wins like these help. I don’t wait for things to get so much worse before I “treat” myself (better). I just try to do a little here and there.