It’s officially Fall season which means the upcoming stress of the school year and a return to work are here; but we know the struggle of juggling different tasks in the morning: from your professional duties to responding to emails and getting everything set in motion for the day when you leave for work.
Of course, we want you to be proud of your work both as a professional and as a caretaker for your own well-being. For us, the most important thing is the balance between body and soul. This means taking care of your mental, physical, and spiritual well-being.
Don’t worry, we’re here to help you make your life simpler and more fulfilling! Just follow these 4 highly-effective self-care tips to ensure that you are ready to tackle the new school year or work life with a positive mindset and healthy spirit!
What is self-care and why is it even more important this Fall Season?
Self-Care is the act of creating for yourself a meaningful lifestyle through intentional “mini” habits that promote a positive mindset, healthy body, and purposeful lifestyle.
As caretakers, teachers, professionals, and coaches, it is absolutely essential to act as good role models not only to those around us that we care most about, but to ourselves as well. Self-care helps align your purpose with intentional systems. We become better people by pursuing an endless desire to grow and take care of our well-being.
When our minds are cleansed out of negative energy and filled with positivity, we can begin to find true fulfillment in our lives. This in turn increases productivity in the workspace and empathy in our personal lives.
Now let’s begin with proven self-care tips that will simplify your busy life and help you live more intentionally!
1. Start with Reflection
Take some time to journal about where you are right now: your goals, desires, and struggles. Take time to identify how your routines and priorities will shift once the school year comes around.
Here are some prompts to get you started:
While reflecting, always make sure to identify exactly who YOU want to be: a hard worker, a caring spouse, an ambitious student, etc!
This is a crucial first step so that you can set the right systems and habits for self-care!
2. Eat Healthier with minimal effort (simple switch!)
Health-enthusiasts very often endorse healthy eating habits as the pinnacle of self-care, but… how can you make it easier? Especially with the new school year coming around and no extra time to make those Pinterest-worthy healthy breakfast ideas?
Here’s a simple switch you can do immediately that will give you 10x more confidence in the health of your cooking + ensure that your friends and family are well fed.
Simply, switch your cooking oil with extra virgin olive oil. We recommend ones with a clear origin (Italy, Spain, Greece) and early harvest date (early October) such as Olivo Amigo’s Mediterranean-based Extra Virgin Olive Oil!
We use cooking oil in 90% of our cooking, so this switch could not have been easier! Not to mention Extra Virgin Olive Oil will provide you with higher nutrients, vitamins, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory agents that will provide a major boost to your health without needing to make a drastic change to your daily routine!
Here is a SUPER delicious sourdough toast with cottage cheese recipe that is great for back-to-school morning breakfast
3. Add a refreshing twist to your skincare routine
Skincare is one of the most relaxing things you can do for your body, not to mention it makes you feel 10x more confident and rejuvenated to tackle the day (or night)!
In fact, a super easy way to spice up your skincare routine is to incorporate extra virgin olive oil! Yes, you heard it!
Extra virgin Olive Oil actually has so many beneficial qualities for your skin including being high in vitamins, its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties reduce wrinkles and moisturize your skin. Honestly, this is a two-in-one for me!
For a quick introduction to EVOO skincare, try our homemade lip scrub with just 3 super simple ingredients and watch your skin shine!
4. Give your hair some care
I bet you didn’t know that Extra Virgin Olive Oil could be used to make your hair shiny and beautiful. Well I’m here to tell you that it certainly can, and it’s super easy to apply!
Preferably after a shower, apply olive oil to damp hair and cover with a shower cap for 20 to 25 minutes. Rinse it off and tada! Your hair will be left shiny and clean while you will be left feeling more confident and refreshed to take on the day or destress at night!
Here are some more beauty benefits of using EVOO in your daily routine! We know you’re going to feel so much more confident and fulfilled with these tips!
Self-care is an essential element of every persons routine and becomes even more important as a busy professional. It creates a positive outlook on life, a good mood, and a healthy body. However, none of this has to be hard at all! Just switching a few small things in your routine can make all the difference.