6 Summer Wellness Tips Every Boujee Bitch Will Love
Hi summer, I thought that was you.
It has been a HOT minute since I’ve delivered this newsletter and it feels good to be back. I hope you enjoy this one.
In the spirit of sunshine and patio lunches, here are some fabulous tips to up-level your wellness regime this summer.
If you wake up at 6 am, don’t have a cup of coffee until 8 am. Why?
The first thing you should be putting into your body when you wake up is water. Water wakes up your organs and flushes out your stomach, basically cleaning your system and making you feel 100.
According to Insider, “Cortisol-derived alertness and concentration tend to peak 30 to 45 minutes after waking up. Therefore, waiting about an hour will give you the ‘true caffeine’ effect.”
I have been doing this for the past several months and can attest to improved mood and energy, and decreased feelings of fatigue.
Count colors, not calories.
Bikini season is upon us. We all want to look a little tighter, and there’s no shame in that. If you’re looking to lose weight or simply feel better this season, stop obsessing over labels and ingredients and how many steps you’ve taken since lunch, and simply listen to your body’s hunger and fullness cues.
Summer is such a fun season for eating because of all of the FRESHNESS abound. Whether you’re picking up produce at a farmer’s market or enjoying a leisurely girls lunch on a patio, your tastebuds are guaranteed to be satisfied by the array of in-season eats.
According to Livkraft, “When you focus on filling your plate with an abundance of colors coming from fresh fruits and vegetables, you prioritize getting a wide variety of vitamins, antioxidants, fiber, and nutrients at every meal.”
While everyone’s body responds differently to various diets, counting colors instead of calories, while portioning your meals, could be a fab (and far less stressful) thing to try.
Put chlorophyll drops in your water.
Do you get annoyed by having to pee every 10 minutes from your generous water intake? SAME. Apparently, adding chlorophyll drops to your water can help minimize your frequent peeing, as it allows your body to absorb the nutrients found in chlorophyll instead of simply peeing it out — but there’s more to it than that.
Chlorophyll is a good source of essential nutrients, including vitamins A, C and K, plus other healthy minerals and antioxidants.
While I have yet to try this trendy wellness hack, I have heard from doctors, health experts, and Goop guests (reliable!) that adding chlorophyll drops to your water can boost your energy level, strengthen your immune system, clear your skin, detox the body, and even prevent some cancers.
Don’t take my word for it, though. Ask your doc what they know about it and if it’s a good idea for you.
Meditate on your future.
I don’t particularly like the word “meditate” because it conjures images of Buddha sitting on an Indian rug on top of a mountain at sunrise. Not that that is a bad thing — it just isn’t practical unless you are a Buddha and live on a mountain top.
Meditating on your future essentially means taking a few minutes each morning to visualize what you want your life to look like. It’s manifestation at its finest, but you have to take action in order to see results.
I have been doing this on my patio, taking deep breaths and closing my eyes to add some wellness drama.
Read to let your mind rest.
I am all for business books and self-improvement guides, but when it comes to winding down after a long day, reading to let your mind rest instead of think is an incredible anxiety-reducer and mood-lifter. And besides, fiction is amazing.
Reading fiction outside is an added benefit to reading to let your mind rest, as the sounds of nature (birds chirping, tree leaves rustling) are proven to reduce cortisol and improve your mental state.
Do wellness TOGETHER.
Summer is prime time to try new things with your partner, as the weather is ideal for exploring and your mindset is at peak carefreeness.
Fun ways to stay connected to (and excited by!) your partner include riding bikes on a trail, picnicking at a beach, taking fancy baths together, taking a poolside cocktail class together, and incorporating summer staycations at seaside towns into these next sacred warm weather months.
Thank you for reading!
Be you. A more wellnessy you.