Creating and following a healthy daily routine doesn’t have to be hard! Often life can feel like it “gets in the way” and it may feel difficult to maintain healthy lifestyle practices, but practice these four simple rituals daily and you’ll be supporting both your health and beauty!
I’m sharing my best advice for developing healthy habits and rituals that stick.
These daily rituals are more important than ever right now! They’re powerful, and extremely important to help boost your mood, improve your sleep, keep anxiety in check, energize you, and even help you maintain a healthy weight.
I know it can sometimes feel challenging at times. I’ve spent years implementing these practices into my daily routine, and after a few big life changes (baby Emerson (Bubby), then baby Moses) it was easy to put some of them on the backburner.
Can you relate?
The good news is I’m here to remind you, it’s okay and NORMAL to feel this way. I promise, by focusing on a few healthy practices and rituals, you’ll slowly begin to feel more “normal” or GOOD once again.
Implement these healthy lifestyle practices and you’ll experience a greater level of overall well-being and personal growth.
Getting Your Daily Routine Back on Track
Your body is an amazing, powerful and beautiful thing. For the most part, it will let you know when you’re “getting off track”. You’ll most often notice it in one of these four areas of your life that I call the Four Cornerstones of True Beauty: Food, Body, Emotional Well-Being, and Spiritual Growth.
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Are there days (or even weeks or months) when you feel bloated, exhausted, scattered, moody, have anxiety, and maybe even notice you have a hard time sleeping?
Deep down, you know it’s because you aren’t providing yourself with the time, or nourishment (physically, emotionally or spiritually) you need to truly nourish your whole self.
With life, and all its unexpected challenges, upsets and shifts – it’s easy to lose sight of how important it is to nourish each of these four areas of your life.
If you focus on just one or two, you’re not really well, and you may continue to feel as though something is unsettled, or is missing.
When you work on nourishing each cornerstone in your life, you regain balance and start to thrive. Ignore one or two, and you can often get obsessed with one of the other areas and create an imbalance.
That’s why I’m sharing at least one thing for each cornerstone that you can do easily and every day. These small actions will help to create the supportive rituals that will help you reclaim and nourish your whole self.
You owe it to yourself, and your loved ones, to work toward whole body health and healing.
As the world continues to focus on events that can deplete you of your energy and mental health, now is the time to reclaim, renew and ground yourself – to get back into a healthy routine!
Cornerstone One: Food
The foods you choose to eat can either nourish you or make you ill. Yet in today’s face paced world it can often feel overwhelming to find the time to prepare wholesome foods – so you know exactly what you’re putting into your body.
That’s why creating a meal plan, then choosing one day a week to batch cook or make smoothies (like my GGS) ahead of time can alleviate the stress of trying to eat healthy, and reduce the pull to make convenient but unhealthy food choices.
You can refrigerate your smoothies and enjoy over several days. Make soups and stews, then freeze much of it to quickly reheat on days you’re limited on time. You can even make healthy homemade salad dressings which you can store for up to several days in the refrigerator.
Commit to implementing it into your weekly routine, and you’ll be amazed at how it transforms your energy and helps you maintain a healthy weight. If you need a jumpstart, try my 30 Day Roadmap to Healthy Weight Loss.
It isn’t just for people who want to lose weight, it’s a roadmap for clean, nutritious and delicious food – PLUS makes weekly cooking fun and easy!
Cornerstone Two: Body
Healthy sleep is a cornerstone of good health. It makes it so much easier to handle whatever life throws your way during the day.
This next tip is courtesy of Dr. Michael Breus (aka The Sleep Doctor) when he joined me on my Feel Good Podcast. Dr. Breus shared one of his favorite tips for anyone suffering from insomnia, only the best part is, you don’t have to have insomnia to benefit.
He recommends journaling an hour or two before bedtime.
Simply writing down what’s on your mind and any worries you may have in a journal before you go to bed is incredibly helpful for you to get a good night of sleep.
I’ve been journaling for years, and find it’s an easy practical way to also emotionally soothe yourself. You can even treat yourself to a pretty journal, and prepare a nighttime elixir to create a special ritual of it each night.
Cornerstone Three: Emotional Well-Being
Create a gratitude practice.
It doesn’t require a lot of time, you can do it anywhere at any time, but creating a daily gratitude practice shifts your focus away from thoughts or feelings that don’t serve your emotional health or well-being, and brings in a powerful energy for bringing in more of what you do want!
In fact, even gratitude and your digestion has a fascinating connection that few people know about. Check out a podcast episode I dedicated to the gratitude digestion connection and discover these amazing gratitude practice benefits. If your digestive system could use an extra boost, my Feel Good Starter Kit supplement bundle provides the support you need.
So, create a goal to find at least three things you’re grateful for each day. Even better find three NEW things to be grateful for!
Cornerstone Four: Spiritual Growth
At Solluna, we define spirituality as being in touch with your true self, and connecting with the deepest part of yourself. When you do, you become very clear about your desires and needs, more loving and more compassionate (with yourself and others).
Meditation is one gateway to access and tap into your true self. It’s also a big way that we talk about nourishing your spirit.
Meditation doesn’t need to be 30 minutes in a quiet dark room, with candles lit.
I do love creating a meditation space, and dedicating quiet time for meditation is a practice I enjoy, but it’s also practical and beneficial to practice little mini meditations.
These mini meditations can mean simply taking some deep breaths.
You can simply close your eyes before you make a big decision, or when you’re feeling
stress or scattered.
Deep breathing is a powerful form of meditation we often don’t consider. It can relieve stress and anxiety because of the physiological effect it has on your nervous system.
When you breathe deeply, slowly and mindfully it activates the hypothalamus in your brain to send neurohormones that inhibit stress-producing hormones.
That means, a few deep breaths is actually triggering a relaxation response in the body.
Add each of these little micro-steps to your daily routine to support each area of your life, and notice the grounding and positive effect it has on the trajectory of your day! Don’t forget to leave a comment below, and share with me which of the daily rituals you plan to adopt in your daily routine first!
Dear Kimberly I have been a great fan of yours for about six years I have all your books .They are wonderful.They have become my point of reference .There are times like today in which I feel terrible.I am a teacher I love my job because I believe that being a teacher means also understanding your students and seeking their potential and praise them when they achieve them or try to achieve their talents. I have two daughters Stefania is 17 and Ginevra has just turned 13 . I work every afternoon because I teach in evening classes adolescents and professional people who want to enter the world of Tourism.This year has actually been the first year in which I am free in the morning.Unfortunately , I know it sounds amazing I don’t have the time to rest I get up at 6.30 I prepare the GGS smoothie for my husband and I.Wake my daughters up take one of my daughters to school ,my husband takes my other daughter to school to the other side of the city. I get home and I clean the kitchen and thenstart all over again preparing lunch and dinner . I don’t want to bore you with all this but when It’s finally Saturday I don’t ask for much but I rather enjoy going out with my husband going to furniture shops (we have just moved in a new house ) and buying new furniture for our new house or just having a look and get ideas . This is the second weekend that I am at home after a busy week.I feel alone sad and lonely.
My husband is also very busy and above all this he has had terrible problems with his back .But he has the time to go to talk to his neighbours do some gardening.but no time for me . I am sorry I just needed someone to talk to .I hate feeling like this .I feel neglected
Is it safe to take these probiotics during pregnancy?
Hi Kara – I always suggest discussing supplementation with your doctor if you have any concerns prior to starting a new supplement regimen. And for me personally, I had no issues taking them while pregnant but again, please consult your doctor to ensure you’re getting what it best for you and your baby. Sending you both lots of love!