The 6 Ways I Nourish My Mind, Body & Soul

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WELLNESS
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February 1, 2019

  

If you caught this post, then you’re well aware that one of my goals for 2019 is to keep bringing you dear readers what you want. Time and time again, we see not only French Girl content perform well, but we’ve also seen a growing interest in more personal content here on Margo & Me. And while there will forever be an air of style, beauty, and travel behind the brand, I’m excited to show more behind-the-scenes of my life, blogging & business tidbits, and everything inspiring me – on and off the runway.

With that, it only felt necessary to share a story on overall health. I dedicated January 2019 to nourishing my mind, body, and soul, and to be honest, I’ve never felt better. Here’s what I’ve been doing – whether new this month or a practice I’ve honed for years – and what I recommend if you, too, are looking to improve your life internally.

Scheduled workouts

While this tip might not be something I’ve never heard of, it wasn’t until later last year that I started scheduling in workouts. Instead of waking up every day and considering a class, I now plan out my workout schedule every Monday morning when I’m planning the rest of my work week. I book the class, color coordinate it as a calendar event, and then stick to it just like I would a meeting with a brand or dinner with a girlfriend. Simply taking out the guessing game of, “will I go and when?” has been so peaceful, and my routine is more regular than ever.

Monthly pamper days

There’s something so incredibly nourishing for the mind, body, and soul when you take the time to pamper yourself. Especially when done in a synchronized routine, I find that it truly shuts down my brain and resets me. I now try to schedule in monthly “me” days that might be a massage, a facial, a manicure, a doctor’s appointment, and the like. I love that it’s all on the same day instead of running out to these appointments in a rush 5x a month. Even if it’s not in the budget to have a full-on spa day, taking a day to do an at-home face mask, exfoliate your body, and light candles among tea is just as special.

Clean the feed

My job revolves around social media, but I’ve been open about my love/hate with things like Instagram. And while I do my best to cancel out the criticism or comparison that comes with it, I’m human; it takes its toll. Along with social media detoxes, which I’ve talked about here, I’ve also been cleaning up my feed. By removing accounts that no longer serve me, or worse, make me feel bad about myself every time they scroll by, it makes social media less intimidating. It also gets your feed back to a form of inspiration – which is what the app was created for in the first place. I also appreciate my friend Geri’s advice on muting people to save hurt feelings. Brilliant!

Learn

Something you may not know about me is that I’m a lover of all things self-development. From books like these to studying art to learning new languages while traveling, I adore learning. I love feeling smarter each month via inspiration and even conversations with others and find it vital to continuous growth. Whether it be a TED talk, a podcast, or meeting someone new for coffee, I highly recommend learning and being inspired wherever you can. There’s only so much Netflix can do for our brains after all, right?

Touch base with myself

Remember how I shared what I’m doing more/less of this year? It’s something I try to look at every single day – and I’d suggest doing the same. Goals and resolutions and mantras are much more powerful when they are constantly in eyesight instead of being something you look at once a year. You can hang them above your desk, set them as a phone reminder for every morning, or whatever works. The important part is to check in with them daily to serve as a reminder of what you’re trying to cultivate. I love nothing more than sipping my coffee in the morning, reading through these sites, and then looking at my list – before doing anything else! I always have my best days when I stick to this routine. Which brings me to my final “tip”…

Get grounded

How many days have we all woken up, grabbed our phones, worked all day, came home to the TV only to then go asleep without actually checking in with ourselves all day? It’s the worst! It’s always a very easy way to feel burnt out, stressed, or out of touch with yourself. This past month especially, I’ve really dedicated time to ground myself daily – in the mornings and evenings when I can. In the mornings, it’s usually the little routine I mentioned above, but it also might be going for a walk to grab a coffee or watching the sun rise from my window. In the evenings, it’s either a candlelit yoga class, curling up to a book and a glass of wine, or even keeping the TV off and talking about life with Freddie. By starting and ending the day in a peaceful mode, I’ve noticed HUGE changes in my mind, body, and soul, and I cannot recommend doing this enough.

Clearly I’m passionate about this subject as I feel like I could keep writing for days! Let me know if you’re into this content and I promise to make it a more regular thing. In the meantime, what would you personally add to this list?

Photography by Freddie Cipoletti

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This is so good! Cleaning the feed is something I gotta do.
xoxo Carolyn @ http://www.mychicobsession.com

I love that you brought up getting grounded on the daily. I understand the feeling of going a million miles a minute. I actually am reading a book you may enjoy called “Present Over Perfect” and found it to be MINDBLOWING! Thanks for sharing your tips. This post really resonated with me! (And also, you’re outfit is superb! -Crystal, threeheelclicks.com

Love this! love you! What a great reminder of the things we all neglect, but are essential for thriving. You are such an inspiration, thank you for sharing!!!

Aw thank you so much sweets! Appreciate your support.

Love the photos so much! Thank you for inspiration!

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You have put a lot of thought into this, and even better, are also putting it into practice, well done you!
I like the “mute” idea, I’ve used the Facebook equivalent of “snoozing “ someone for 30 days. Turning off the TV is good too, I used to wind down after a stressful day with an hour or two on the piano.
Interesting that Freddie has got the number 42 into a couple of the photos – the answer to life, the universe and everything ( The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams) 🙂

A Woman Of A Certain Age

These are great ideas. I always end my day with a book and the world melts away.

http://a-woman-of-a-certain-age.com

Books can solve all problems right? 😉

Firslty, adore this outfit so much! Secondly, I think these are all amazing tips. I find that working out is the easiest and best way for me to check in with myself. I zone out when I have a work out and by scheduling it in during the week I know I have a set time that I stop working because when you’re working for yourself, by yourself it is so easy to just keep going!

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Shloka
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Yesss! What’s your favorite workout love?

Excellent tips! This is an inspiring post. I am exercising and/or stretching every day now and you really do feel better. I love your outfit, although my least favorite color is rust.

Ah so happy to hear that you’re stretching – it’s magical isn’t it? xx

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Scheduled self pampered and get back in touch with nature are the two best things we can give as a gift to ourselves. Love ♥️your ideas and tips!

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Love the idea of touching base with yourself!

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