Self-Care: Fall Movie Bucket List!

I love watching movies. Not like at the theatre, but rather, curling up on my own sofa, in my comfy clothes, and watching a movie in my own home.

Don’t get me wrong—I love meditating, journaling, and all of the things that I actively do in order to grow personally. However, when I want to just chill out and not engage my brain in anything strenuous, Netflix is my outlet.

I have been really looking forward to the weather getting cooler outside, because not only is Fall my favorite season ever, but also because I love staying inside on the cold, rainy days during early Fall and watching movies. My kids love it too (although, they aren’t always crazy about my movie choices), so I try to make it something that we plan ahead for and get excited about.

This year, I asked my friends and coworkers for suggestions, and we came up with a solid list of “Fall Bucket List Movies. Now, I’m sharing it with you, because maybe watching movies on Netflix is part of your own Self-Care routine!

Just click this pic of the list, and it’ll take you to the free download on Google Drive!

ENJOY!



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Self-Care Isn't Always Baths, Manicures, and Massages!

Everywoman knows at this point that self-care is key to maintaining your sanity from an overall perspective. It also is really important when it comes to being able to use your Magical Eating skills, because you have to be connected to your body. When our brains are spinning and we don't take even a minute to slow down the chaos and internal dialogue, we aren't able to be aware and observe, which means that we can't use the remaining skills in our Magical Eating Toolkit! 

I am a busy mom of 3, I work a full-time 9-5 job, plus I'm in the process of spreading my Magical Eating message. My husband works most evenings and weekends because he has his own business too, and let's be real--when the kids go to sleep, I mostly want to watch Netflix. 

One thing that I try to do at least once a day though (in addition to my regular Magical Eating check-ins), is spend a minimum of 15 minutes reading and journaling. I always have a book that I'm reading, and for journaling, I sometimes use my journaling method when I'm actively dealing with a situation or manifesting something amazing, and other times, I may use guided journaling prompts from other resources. Both are great ways to see where my thoughts are.

I love to drop some essential oils into my oil diffuser, sit down in my comfy chair, and just BE for a few minutes. 

This story is most significant right now not only because self care is important (even if you only have 15 minutes...or 5), but also because I have been on a quest to find a really great essential oil diffuser, and I think that I have finally done it.

I literally have about 10 diffusers, because of my love for essential oils, and also because we do not use artificial air fresheners in our home...but we like the house to smell nice. I always end up disappointed with my diffusers because they don't dispense a strong enough mist, the water is exhausted within a couple of hours (even when the mist is only intermittent), or because they're just plain ugly. 

I found the perfect diffuser. 

It's beautiful, the mist is hella strong, and yesterday, it took almost 12 hours before the water was exhausted! 

Here's a video of the Sierra Modern Home Smart Wifi Essential Oil Aromatherapy Diffuser in action...

I hope that you find the essential oil diffuser of your dreams, and that you take at least 15 minutes out for yourself to relax today!

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This is my new weekly series, called Self-Care Sunday! If you want to share you favorite ways to add self-care into your busy life, share them in the comments and I'll add them into the rotation here!