Tuesday, May 26, 2015
|babywearing at dinner is the norm. that means lots of food gets dropped on matteo's fuzzy little head.|
1. Brush teeth, use rose water toner (my fave! this stuff makes my face come alive, seriously. also, my pores are so small now) first thing in the morning. BEFORE I let the kids out of their rooms to start their morning rituals. As an HSP, the feeling of fuzzy teeth and an unwashed face REALLY bothers me. If I can take care of that first thing before I tend to my kids, I will feel one step ahead of the day.
2. Get dressed and do makeup. I've been pretty good about getting dressed thanks to my minimal wardrobe. I love everything in my closet and it's all comfortable, so it's not hard to pick something out for the day. My full makeup routine only takes 5 minutes because I prefer a really natural look, and I have a bare bones version (lip stain, powder, blush and curl lashes) that is good enough for days when I don't even have 5 mins to spare.
3. Make the bed (even if I know Sisi will mess it up later.)
4. Stroll in the garden in the morning. Sunshine is important for health and wellness, but morning sunshine between the hours of 8-11 is particularly beneficial. I don't know why, ask my husband. Anyway, morning sun just feels amazing on my skin and I love checking out the garden to see what flowers are blooming and which vegetables have popped up overnight.
Ok, the moment I've been waiting for. The kids are both tucked in, at least for a little while. The house is quiet, lights are dimmed. How should I spend this glorious hour or two before I fall into bed unconscious? The answer is not online shopping on amazon (so very tempting!)
5. Do a bit of yoga. Even if it's just a couple rounds of sun salutations. I sometimes feel like a hunchback with all the baby cradling, nursing, and bending down talking to tiny people I do each day. Yoga is the remedy.
6. Cup of tea. My favorite way to get hydrated before bed for those middle of the night feedings :) Right now I'm digging Tazo Spicy Organic Ginger.
7. Acknowledge the dogs' existence. I do feel bad that the dogs are my last priority right now. I don't have much energy left for them. But the least I can do is cuddle them and pet them for five minutes (and then immediately wash my hands because I've become very allergic to them since having kids).
8. Read. Preferably fiction. Feels so indulgent. My attention span for reading has grown so much since I stopped watching TV/movies. I go through a book a week at least.
9. Most importantly, kiss the hubby goodnight. Sometimes I'm so tired that I can't even make the effort to walk up to my husband and kiss him goodnight. That is soooo very sad. No more of that!