When my team presented the idea for me to share my beginning of the year routine, or how I like to start my new year out - I felt a little bit stumped. Which is unlike me because I used to be the type of person that had 1 million rituals and ways to ring in the upcoming year, remove “what wasn’t serving me,” and the like.
These days I liken myself more like a pendulum between The Dude and Maude Lebowski… Kinda whatever wants to go with the flow, man… I think that’s due to about two years of extreme life tests, loss, stress, mental health revelations, and burn out.
Coming out on the other end of that, I have been taking it “easy” and letting go of a lot of control I once gripped hard onto. With that said… one thing that hasn’t gone out the window is my skincare routine, if you can believe it. I will always keep a pretty consistent AM + PM routine with myself and I gotta give myself credit. This year I will be turning 40, and my skin is looking pretty good moving into this exciting time.
Also, I am trying to be more mindful of my liver and detoxing systems. I need to be the person that preps or I won't do it on the regular. So I have been prepping a pitcher of lemon water for my mornings, as well as a dense vegetable soup to eat throughout the day; getting my veggie consumption in check. I can tend to eat mostly bread otherwise. Additionally, journaling or vision boarding is on heavy rotation when I have the time.
1 // I always take a moment either in the shower or at the sink with warm water and The Wash The most perfect all in one wash. Gentle on the skin and scalp but with a unique blend that eliminates dirt, leaving you extremely soft and clean - not to mention the scent brings you into a full aromatherapy session.