One of my favorite sites, Eat This, Not That, sends me regular emails with great nutrition and weight-loss secrets. They have some awesome lists and are very informative, but this one article is a really new concept to me: you can get SPF benefits from food! The idea never crossed my mind before. And not only do you get sun-protection benefits from foods, but some of my most favorite foods in particular, like wine, bell peppers, almonds, and even dark chocolate! No wonder I never burn–I’m making up for my lack of external sunblock by eating it. Ha! Seriously though, as I’ve been getting way more serious about skin-care, it’s so important to protect your biggest organ from harmful sun rays, regardless of the weather. Now you can do it from the inside out. 🙂
Punctuality, particularly first thing in the morning, has never been my strongest suit. I’m such a motivated person throughout the day, and that fire can stay strong well into the evening hours when I should be winding down; then getting up and running in the morning is hell. I read this fantastic article from Foundr about some important tips for getting better sleep, which makes mornings a bit more bearable. These are tools I’d teach to clients in therapy and they’re proven to help.
The gist is:
Make yourself a to-do list for tomorrow
Adjust your mindset and think differently about mornings
Have a routine to help yourself turn down and cue your body for sleep
They also threw in some #neuroscience and a link for these awesome morning oat recipes! So basically you must check out this fantastic article and get on track to have more productive and stress-free mornings.