Posts tagged health
Put Worry in its Place
I've been realizing I have let worry take over my mind a bit lately. I've been worrying about students, upcoming exhibitions, being productive enough, or recent times when I've messed up or hurt someone.

I've been allowing my worry to influence my life and rob me of sleep. I've been reading into it a bit and practicing a few of these things the past few weeks and they are helping.





Do What's in Your Power.
If you're worried about something coming up, do what you can for it. Once you have done what you can, acknowledge all that you have done, all the good in your life. Practicing gratitude instead of worry makes new connections in your brain and you (we) will slowly become a more positive, happy person (people).

Leave the Rest Behind.
I need to stop worrying about the past. When things occur or I am embarrassed, when I really goof up, there is nothing I can do about it. I can apologize and try to make it right if that is appropriate, but otherwise it's in the past. We can't turn back time. So, There is no point in giving those negative thoughts room in my mind any longer.

For things in the furture...We (myself included) need to be okay with having things that are not in our control.

Write It Down
Give yourself 10-20 minutes to worry and let it be constructive. Worrying can be good, it often saves us from bad things that could happen, but we shouldn't give ourselves too much time to worry.  Wait on your worry, until it is a good time to write it down or talk about it. Don't give worry too much space in your brain.


Imagine Things Turning out Well
-Rather than dwelling on everything that could go wrong. Why not imagine all the things going right. Imagine how happy you will be when things turn out wonderfully.

I'm going to continue practicing these things...I hope they are helpful to you too.

What kind of things do you do to keep a positive attitude and diminish worry?

Thanks for reading lovelies.

Anna

2 Ingredient Body Moisturiser
 I've been using this heavenly coconut oil based moisturiser for the past two weeks. I have been smelling so sweet and delicious, if I do say so myself. The mixture of the coconut and vanilla aromas is like candy. Yup, it's just two ingredients, extra virgin coconut oil and vanilla essential oil.




There are a number of uses and benefits of coconut oil. One of the main ways, that I have loved so far, has been to use it as a moisturiser. You'd think it would be gross to feel all oily and gross, but I love it. My face even absorbs it really well, without leaving a nasty greasy look.

Directions: 
1. Warm up 1 tbsp of coconut oil in a small container. It is much easier to mix when your coconut oil is liquid
2. Stir in 5-8 drops of vanilla essential oil.
3. Enjoy!



If you live in a cool/cold climate like I do, your coconut oil will harden. No worries, just take a half a teaspoon put it in the palm of your hand, rub your hands together, and your body heat will melt it and make it ready to use. 



I am getting really into using oils in my daily routine. I also just love the aromatic oils. I know that oils don't work for everyone, but you won't know if they work for you until you try.

Before using any oils be sure to test a little dab of it on your skin before applying it all over your body. You will want to make sure you are not allergic to it. What may work for me may not work for you. We are all unique humans so it only makes sense that we have different needs.

I wanted to share my experience with you! But keep in mind that we are all wonderfully unique so what works with my skin may not do such wonders with yours.

To check out some other ladies who are loving Oils, check out Mandi at Making Nice in the Midwest or Elizabeth from Delightfully Tacky! They have some great recipes and resources.

Cheers,

Anna