Where did the week go? It’s sunday already??
I’m currently in Abuja (the capital city of Nigeria) and I must say my life has been moving pretty slow since I’ve been here. Slow because it’s a far cry from my busy social calendar in Lagos! 🙂 My sundays in Lagos are usually spent at the beach with friends or quietly relaxing at home. Today we did the latter.
I woke up feeling less energetic than usual but partly because I missed out on my morning routine. A few months ago, I committed to doing a “morning routine” that was inspired by Tim Ferris and a few other successful individuals.
So, my day typically starts with a cup of warm lemon water followed by coconut oil coffee with medicinal mushrooms, journalling, yoga/ stretching, and meditation. My day starts on a high note when I follow everything to a tee but the moment I miss out, I’m easily distracted and unproductive.
Long story short, it felt like something was missing from my day.
Luckily, we were blessed with good weather so I went for a long walk with my husband. When I came home, already buzzing with energy, I did a quick HIIT workout and an ab circuit. It’s amazing how quickly my mood changed from blah to good. Then finally, it’s time for a nourishing glass of green smoothie followed by some reading time. I’m currently reading Shambala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior. It’s such a great book on spirituality and a guidebook for enlightened living.
“What is self-care ?” you might ask. It’s taking a “time out” from the mundane to do something that feels good to your soul whether it’s going for a long walk, reading, drinking a glass of smoothie, or even watching netflix.
So, celebrate yourself and the week gone by. YOU deserve it, YOU are worth it. 🙂
RECIPE for GREEN SMOOTHIE:
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1/2 avocado
- handful of kale
- 1 cup almond milk
- ice (optional)
Add all ingredients in a blender.
Then blend away!!
Enjoy and may you have a good start to your week!