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Are you taking care of yourself?

Are you taking care of yourself?

Hello again!

I hope you are looking after yourself during this time, but just in case you’ve forgotten or become demotivated, I thought to write this to remind you how important it is and give a few ideas that I have.

What is your morning routine? Do you still press the snooze button when your alarm goes off?

I have always struggled with getting up in the morning and would always oversleep… either that or I would be wide awake stressing that I have to get up early. However, now all those problems have gone… all thanks to Pukka’s Night Time capsules! I take 2 in the evening with their Night Time tea and it really helps my mind rest, I fall asleep earlier and wake up so much easier feeling refreshed!

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What do you do when you wake up?

Since we’ve been in lockdown I’m sure you’ve also been stuck indoors for too long. I love to go for a walk to get some fresh air, especially if it’s a lovely sunny day and if you go for a walk before breakfast it is said to boost your metabolism and aid weight loss. If you feel like you have to eat before you do anything then, of course, enjoy a yummy breakfast!

On my walk, I love to feed the birds sunflower seeds through the local forest and recently signed up to litter pick! Don’t you think it would be a lot more appealing to go for a walk if it was a cleaner place? If you would like to help clean the area too on your walk, you can join a clean up or you can contact your local council and ask whether you are able to receive some equipment to litter pick on your daily exercise route.

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You are what you eat

Have you ever heard of the saying “you are what you eat?” It’s so important to have a balanced diet so that your body absorbs the right nutrients to function properly! You can have a look at what the NHS advise here.

Within my own diet, I love to drink plenty of water and feel there are different ways to do this if you don’t like the bland taste of plain water. To name a few, effervescence dissolvable tablets (these make your water taste like sparkling orange – if you choose the orange flavour, of course), hot drinks like herbal teas/hot chocolate/coffee, and of course squash 🙂 You can check the sugar content on your squash bottles too!

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I also love to take supplements to support my health, such as the Pukka Night Time capsules, vitamin D tablets, multivitamins, probiotics and effervescence tablets. Please make sure to check the ingredients of all your supplements and be careful not to take two of the same – you don’t want to give your body too much! (For example, I don’t take the vitamin D, multivitamins or effervescence all in one day, I choose one out of them each day).

Daye also do a great probiotic to support women’s health, you can read about these and more about women’s health on their website 🙂

You can also message Daye on Instagram for more info on how to subscribe to a monthly delivery of their products with a discount!

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Other health tips 

Remember to take good care of your skin and hair, a little pampering can make you feel so much better! I love to use hair masks monthly, my favourite shampoo is Alpecin Caffeine Shampoo and Elvive or Aussie‘s conditioner. Once a week I like to apply some olive oil to my hair and scalp as it nourishes the skin and it contains a large number of antioxidants.

I also apply olive oil to my skin and I feel like it absorbs into my skin much better than other oils and creams. Then for my face, I love to apply Boots Vitamin C night time cream as it makes it glowy and smells lovely and orangey!

Boots have a great range of health products. Some of my favourites are their supplements, tooth whitening charcoal powder and their lavender pillow mist.

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I hope you continue to look after yourself! 🙂

Thanks for reading!

Charley x