If only it were that easy. We turned back the clocks for daylight savings time this past weekend and gained an hour. For those of us who managed to get that hour in sleep, it was delicious, a real treat.
In our day-to-day lives we aspire to take good care of ourselves, but in reality we rarely do. We burn our energy like an iPhone battery, sending it out to others, and suddenly we are in the fated red zone. Over time we are diminished, depleted. We need to turn back the clocks and gain back more of the energy and vitality we are sending out.
There is a reason why the airlines tell us to “put the oxygen mask on first.” If we can’t sustain ourselves, we’ll be of no use to anyone else. We need to nurture ourselves so that we can be at 100% battery (or close to it). Nurturing yourself reminds you that YOU MATTER. It’s important to take a time out and spend time feeding your mind, body and soul with goodness.
I am very excited to share some tips and tricks tomorrow evening, November 5th, at 7:30 p.m.at Elliott Physical Therapy on Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester. I am speaking on “Nurturing Yourself” and will focus on various aspects of slowing down and caring for your whole self. If you attend, you can take home one of these homemade sugar skin scrubs! It will feel like you’ve turned back the clocks on your skin! It is especially nice on hands and feet.
If you are interested in attending, please contact Elliott Physical Therapy at 617-506-7210 to RSVP. If you cannot make it on Wednesday night, I will be there again on Thursday November 6th at lunchtime. I hope to see you there!
Lavender Sugar Scrub
Recipe for the scrub (use organic ingredients if possible):
1/2 cup raw almonds1 cup oats
2 cups brown sugar
2 tablespoons vitamin E oil
1 cup avocado oil
20-25 drops of lavender essential oil
In a food processor, start the almonds alone and process until they are pretty small pieces, but not flour-like. Add the oats, and process until very small as well.
Add the sugar and oils and process until the scrub is stuck together and well mixed–don’t overdo it.
As you can see, I have put the scrub in small jars as gifts, but you can also put the scrub in glass jam jars (such as Ball jars) and leave it in the shower for a scrub treat!