6.22.2014

Rejuvenation After a Tough Week

Last week was tense and unkind. I wanted to go into the new week with a renewed energy, so I took a Saturday to unwind, focus on me, and indulge in girly stuff. It was a day where I didn't necessarily want to talk to a bunch of people, or go a ton of places; rather, I was looking for an at-home spa experience.
Sir William Bedfellow and me takin' it easy. 

Ashley's Steps to Rejuvenation on a Saturday:

1. Start the day with a meal that makes you happy. For me, that was waffles and french pressed coffee! 

2. Watch all the bad TV and movies. I'm talking about the trashy reality shows and over-the-top chick flicks. I chose Ladies of LondonEndless Love, and Magic Mike. This will take your mind off problems, at least for a bit (yes, I believe a little distraction is necessary). 

3. Relax. Practice a yoga routine. I picked a cheeky Austin yogi to run me through some anxiety releasing moves. 

4. Pamper. My hair has been dry, so I scoured the interwebs for an easy at-home deep conditioning treatment for hair. I like this coconut oil one. Also, because my sleep has been erratic, the dark circles I've been sporting are not so pretty. INTERNET TO THE RESCUE AGAIN! I made a simple turmeric mask for under eye dark circles: mix honey and yogurt in a bowl and add a couple tablespoons of turmeric. The amount of honey and yogurt is up to you! Smear under the eyes and leave on for 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water. 

5. Give yourself a break from bad thoughts. Just push the negative out of your mind. Focus on letting yourself relax. When the negative thoughts resurface, just say, "Shut yo mouth!"

6. Only do this for a day. I wanted to be alone on Saturday, but Sunday I was right back out there, socializing and watching the US soccer game (UGGGHHH, boys...a tie?!?).

Having a day of rejuvenation gets you refreshed and back into the game. Now only if our USA team would get back into the game! ARGH!

Here's to a better week!

10 comments:

  1. A lot of times I read your words and wish we were in the same city.

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  2. Same Linda! I think I'll have to look into a trip to Austin sometime soonish.

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  3. These kinds of days are so necessary. Here's to a better week!

    I just saw Magic Mike yesterday. Not the best movie ever, but it definitely held my attention, haha. Loooove Matthew McConaughey, even when he's being a d-bag.

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    1. Magic Mike has a HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE plot. But obviously we are not watching for the plot ;)

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  4. You know I have over 100 beauty DIYs. Just saying!

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    1. Of course ;) And I have tried some of those out!

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  5. I was thinking of scheduling something just like this into my summer as well - just time to unplug and not have any sort of obligations. Curious, how often do you do something like this?

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    1. Not often enough! This was the first time in months, and I realize I need to partake in this more often. :)

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  6. i've been thinking about doing a coconut oil hair mask! i'll definitely have to give this a try. and i love how you included giving yourself a break from bad thoughts on your spa day. because really, what good is all this relaxation if you have negative thoughts nagging at you? GET OUTTA HERE!!!!!!!

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  7. I'm having a Selma Day right now. Yes, I'm online...but no one sees my blue face mask... :)

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