CREATING THE LIFE I WANT: My morning routine (aesthetic) + how I create healthy habits *motivating*

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I’ve been like waking up super puffy and I just think it’s like all the food I was eating in Europe and I’m just like getting back into my routine and but it does such a good job of puffing your face when you wake up in the morning and it just wakes me up like honestly really reduces the inflammation on the face it just wakes you up I love it so I’m about to make breakfast and this morning I just want something like really light but still tastes really really good thank god.

I have a daily harvest in my fridge because I have not gone to the grocery store I just don’t know what it is I don’t feel like it, I don’t feel like cooking anything crazy but I want to get back into my routine as I slowly transitioned from vacation mine to being back home so this morning I’m going to be making a strawberry peach smoothie from daily harvest it has strawberry banana peach raspberry oats goji berries are all organic that sounds so good like I just want something fruity and nice nothing too crazy and it’s so easy it’s all in here.

I could just take the lid off and then it has like a straw so I can just reuse the cup which I love and then I’m going to make their forager bowls this is a raspberry and mulberry seeded forgivable like doesn’t that sound good like that just sounds so like lavish and the crazy thing is I’m doing absolutely nothing like this takes me so quick to cook this so this one has raspberries apples almonds cauliflower butternut squash coconut it is um organic and transitional organic.

If you’re a person that’s always on the go you need something like daily harvest in the morning you can pop this in the microwaves cook them on the stove and it’s so quick but you’re eating clean still so that’s something I really love I love daily harvest so I just want to thank daily harvest for sponsoring this portion of the video.

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Since I’ve been home I’ve been running around doing so many things these are the moments that I’m appreciative for daily harvest it is something that’s made such a difference on my health journey just because I will always have something on hand so I’m not slipping up and these are the things that I always talk about tips that I give you guys if you’re on a new health journey if you’re just beginning it can be hard to make an adjustment.

So I always recommend to people have something on hand at all times that you can just grab and go for those times that you’re busy you don’t feel like cooking or you may be having like a week moment but even for just every day I love having daily harvest on hand I’m a smoothie girl in the morning I’m either drinking matcha or I’m having a smoothie you guys know that so everything is dairy-free gluten-free and plant-based they never use gums preservatives or artificial.

Anything which is super super important to me and if you’re not a person that gravitates or eating your fruit and veggies every single day and you’re struggling to get it in they make it so easy because it tastes so good you don’t even realize you’re eating the number of veggies that you need per day which is highly important to me and they make it super easy for you so you can go on their website they have a  plan that you can pick from they have 90 options that you can choose from every day on their website so if you want a variety if you want to change things up that’s definitely there as well they just have so much flexibility.

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Click the link down in the description bar enter my code Alexis to get 40 off your first box which is so good so try it I highly recommend you guys always see me eating them because i love it so I’m just gonna sit down eat my breakfast really quickly I have a really really busy day i have a  lot of things i want to get done today really trying to get back into the swing of things into my routine and I just like really want to start off today really really fresh do all my routines and kind of get the most of the things done on my to-do list that I’m going to create so something I’ve been implementing is listening to mantras while I eat breakfast.

I could easily take this time and be on my phone be distracted be in other people’s worlds I really really want to start practicing really taking my mornings for me and every minute that I can and just making sure I’m preparing myself and giving myself the energy I need instead of being focused on what other people are doing or what’s going on as I gave myself a moment earlier to check my phone and I swear like once you listen to something positive it really has an effect on you so try that if you never have but I’m listening to I am affirmations for women by Alana fox on youtube um.

If I remember I will link it down below but it’s literally my favorite it always gets me so motivated so I’m just gonna play these and just like get myself in the mindset you know what I mean to get myself into what the woman I am striving to be done at this moment and this is something she would do she would focus on herself she would give herself the energy she gives to other people first.

I’ve been doing it and it makes the world of difference energetic I am powerful I am loved i am okay so I am finished with breakfast I’ve done this before in my morning routine so this is probably nothing new to you guys but I’ve become a person where I cannot work if my environment is messy and i used to not be like that I used to be a messy girl but now I just cannot and let me show you guys this house that is made stuff everywhere I just like to pile things here the dishes are a no like that’s a huge no.

This is where we put everything after traveling like you just threw it in here and was just like no the woman I want to be is clean so I like to implement that in my mornings every single morning try adding this into your morning routine it’s really really helpful and i just put a timer on for 20 minutes and whatever I get done in that 20 minutes is what I get done but my house is cleaner than it was when i woke up, either way, you’re benefiting from it so try it out so quickly.

I have to tell you guys this candle right here it’s lit but it is the best fall smelling candle fig tree by anthropology and it’s like not overly fall it’s like a good mix like you get a fall hint smell and they last forever your entire house smells good forever so I really really I know they’re expensive.

These candles are expensive but I’m obsessed with them like I literally have the best holiday candles it’s like a really luxurious fall candle I would say if I can find it linking down below I will like I like having this on all day and then if I want more of a pumpkiny smell I got this one from target for  10 bucks and you know what it actually likes works like my when you walk in my house it smells like pumpkin but it’s not overpowering either but it lasts all day long like I can continuously smell the pumpkin cinnamon pumpkin muffin by scented soy candle and it is so good.

So if you’re looking for a fall candle definitely check out the target and the brand scented by soy candle okay so now it’s my favorite time of the morning I feel like you guys already know what I’m about to do it’s like literally my favorite thing I talk about all the time just give me a bit of advice like if you struggle with anything like depression anxiety.

I’ve recently got re-diagnosed with PTSD anything like that I feel like it’s just crucial especially when you’re going through a really hard time with it like you’re in one of your moments where it’s just like consistent it’s so important to spend time with yourself and sit with your feelings and try to understand where it’s coming from recently my therapist told me to pick up this book that I’m reading right here it is called what happened to you conversations on trauma resilience and healing.

If you struggle with any type of trauma I highly recommend this book I’ve only gotten through the first chapter it can be kind of a hard read but for me why it brings me such peace is that I can kind of understand what is going on in my mind in my body when I’m going through kind of a hard time so I like to read a chapter in the morning or at night whatever I’m feeling so I might jump into this morning and then you guys know my five-minute journal I’m thinking about creating my own though just because like I love this five-minute journal I want to like space where I can really script and write out my affirmations every single day and my goals for the month a year I don’t know I might create one of my own if you guys want one I may sell it just let me know if that’s something you’re interested in but you guys know I love it it’s like literally my favorite thing.

I love the five-minute journal so I’m gonna definitely do that and then I’m going to journal I think it’s so important and then my therapist has me working on a few things right now and I like to just do this in the morning by myself like I like to just shut my door in my room or my office and just be by myself and I really just take this time to really pay attention to what she has me doing so i can actually heal and if it makes me feel a certain way or I go whatever I make sure I allow myself to feel safe enough to do that but I’m not doing this and consistently working out eating healthy I flop like I become a different person and it’s really really hard for me to get back on track I know it’s really hard sometimes like you’re like I don’t want to spend time with myself because you don’t want to deal with whatever it is holding you back. 

But that is what’s going to set you free so try it out I like it so let’s get into it how do we go through and make meaning out of our lives when there’s so much pulling at us how to do you rest and what I would say that I’m most proud of through all of it is that through every moment I was present.

I was healthy I was myself and I could confidently say that I thrived throughout all of what was challenging and wonderful at the same time that is called wellness so I was just reading this book and i found this so interesting so i wanted to share it says more than 130 million babies are born in the world every year each arrives in their own unique set of economic and cultural circumstances some are welcomed with gratitude and joy others are more like me experiencing rejection from a young mother who dreamed of a different life a  couple crushed by pressures of poverty and an enraged father perpetuating a cycle of abuse that’s actually so crazy and insane of how true that is and it’s just insane to think about like when you are born.

You’re like born into a certain set of circumstances and you from a young age have to figure out how to not allow that to bring you down with it or get stuck in the same cycle it’s something my therapist talk about all the time crazy this book is so good you guys like um definitely highly recommend if you have experienced a trauma or anxiety depression PTSD such a good read and it just gives you a perspective that you’re not alone so the next thing i did is just picked a journal prompt when i was journaling and if you guys want to try this you guys definitely can so the journal prompt i picked today.

Write down the words you really need to hear right now and i just thought that was so powerful we kind of always are looking outward for acceptance for people to tell us how good we’re doing in life I can be that person for myself like I can tell myself what i need to hear and truly believe it it’s really really powerful I kind of just hype myself up.

You know just like reminding myself of who I am and that I don’t need to be anybody else but myself and that is good enough to show you as you could really just be there for yourself and back yourself I just feel good like I feel like I’m ready for the day ready to take on my day and just keep this momentum going what do you need to do in the morning to kind of start the momentum to kind of snowball into getting to the things you need to get done like how can you shift your mindset from I don’t want to do anything I just want to slam the couch how can you get yourself to want to do it.

How can you motivate yourself and something I’m doing every single day is like setting an intention for the day or a mantra for the day and the one that I’ve been loving I heard Kyra say this in her video and Kyra Amani said this in her video and I also heard it on tick-tock I don’t chase i attract what belongs to me will simply find me that is something I’m saying every day every single day.

Yes I don’t chase I attract what belongs to me will simply find me ugh isn’t that the truth of life I just say a mantra every single day and I just been saying this one over and over again because it just speaks volumes to me so now it’s time to go into the gym if you are struggling like me right now with your fitness journey me and my fitness journey are like you know just punching each other right in the face left and right it’s been tough it’s been really really tough and it’s been an adjustment to come back home and try to jump back into it right away and she’s not working out the way that I want it to so I’m slowly easing my way back into it.

So yeah this has been tough but we all go through these moments how I’m gonna do it it’s just ease my way back into it not gonna play too much pressure on myself but I’m also not gonna allow myself to continue to create excuses of why I can’t do this so I’m going to get myself up right now to go to the gym if I can do it you can do it even if you just go downstairs and do a 15 minute to 30-minute workout.

Do 12 30 on the treadmill do a cycling class something to just move your body and get started if you’re struggling like me this is your sign you shouldn’t have clicked this video okay let’s get up let’s work out together you better be getting up.

You better be getting up I’m gonna wear this top from white fox and it is literally so cute and when I tell you guys this set it feels almost like lululemon but without the lululemon price it feels so stretchy and it just holds you in all the right places but it’s like so smooth.

It’s like butter going on your body if you’ve ever worn a  workout set like that this is what this feels like I love this top it gives such good support I went to lululemon and I got these biker shorts because I’ve been needing some new biker shorts all the ones I have.

Like have holes in them they’re like cotton and they just like have gotten old and one thing i like about lululemon is like that doesn’t happen so I went and got these shorts these are the lululemon aligns and these are it like what let me put them on and let me show you what they look like because they look so good but before I put on my workout set I know I’m gonna get a few questions about this pajama set.

So I just went and picked up this new set that I got from skims and you guys when I say it’s like the softest thing ever it literally is it is so good so cute but okay I’m gonna change, okay so this is them but it’s like the perfect length so I would have everything linked it down below let’s do it I’m gonna stop thinking about it just like cut out the thoughts like stop thinking about it and just put my shoes on and just go downstairs and get it done okay so we are home we’re done from our workout y’all that was my first workout in a long time and i know all I did was 12 30.

I know all I did was 12 30 but y’all that was just so hard for me to get through like I didn’t even want to film myself after a second because I was struggling and that’s just embarrassing like I don’t know i and it wasn’t even physically but it was more so mentally like I just wanted to not be there.

What is going on you guys I have no idea but we are not about to let this take over we’re not I will take it very slow I’m not going to jump into crazy weight training or hit training or cycle even cycling right off the bat like 12 30 is the perfect sweet spot it is challenging enough to where you can actually lose weight and see a difference on your body but not like challenging mentally to where you have to like really really push yourself to get through it.

I’m able to at least get myself to go downstairs and get it done so if you’re struggling like that try something easy and just start I don’t know I was thriving before I left and I keep saying this but like I freaking was y’all I was losing weight I was just on it I was so happy mentally I was just thriving I was like uploading on youtube all the time September is just to kind of break the back half bad habits I formed in Europe and just get with it and not let it take me down.

So leave me some encouraging  words down below encourage each other I love you all so much so now I’m about to get in the shower  because I stink I sweat it a lot I don’t know what it was but your girl was sweating down there  a lot so um I’m gonna get in the shower and then we’ll do some skincare I’m gonna go on a whole  new skin journey and I’m gonna document it for you guys I’ll talk about it when I do my skin tomorrow

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