I’m not sure that I believe in work-life balance but I do believe in creating a schedule that feels like it’s supporting You, rather than stressing you. After all, it’s a tool that is supposed to help you to do your best work and be your best self.
Since my high school days, where I would rock up late to first period, waltz in with coffee in hand (my teachers must have seriously rolled their eyes at this!) I have had a love affair with coffee. Working as a barista in trendy cafes where drinking copious cups of coffee is the norm, fuelled my habitual coffee drinking and I didn’t give it a second thought.
You might be familiar with the different phases of sleep that we (ideally) drop into on a nightly basis, where the body and mind undergo a process of healing and processing and there are a few things we want to do in the hours before we even hit the pillow to get ourselves in this ‘rest and digest’ state.
I often say that Ayurveda is the original self-care system. If there was ever a health or healing syem that subscribes to the idea that "beauty comes from the inside out" it's Ayurveda.
It will be no surprise that I will preface this little beauty ritual by pointing out that unless your diet, lifestyle, sleep, yoga and exercise no external beauty treatment will get you glowing, no matter how sophisticated, expensive or cutting edge it might be.