Hi everyone! I sure hope that you all are doing exceptionally well with your self-care routine. I genuinely miss writing here on my blog, and I am a few days late with my April routine, but I would be lying if I was not honest about the real reasons why. I just could not pull myself out of my funk and blogging was the last thing that I was interested in doing. April was very challenging for my family and me. My granddad fell sick suddenly and all that we could do was cling to hope and our faith in God for his healing. I think I can speak for us all when I say that it felt like we didn’t know if we were coming or going on a daily basis because of worry. My mom and her siblings had to endure hearing negative diagnosis from one of the physicians as well as others who were a little skeptical about his possibility of ever recovering. I hate when people doubt the ability of God to heal. It’s not over until God says it’s over and even then if God decides to call them home a new life begins for those that believe in Jesus Christ. My granddad did pass on to be with Jesus, but we know without a shadow of a doubt that it was well with him and his soul before he took his last breaths.
My self-care routine for April was very minimal for physical body care. I spent much more time with my mental self-care and emotional self-care. After all, these things are also a part of self-care and are so vital for overall good health. I was seriously trying to gather my emotions every day and get out of my emotional blues. My morning time involved very few workouts, but my healthy eating habits made up for a lack of physical movement. I’ve cut back a lot in eating the wrong things and the change is slow but good. It took me gaining more self-control of my habits and making them better for my lifestyle instead of a quick fix to look a certain way for a certain season or a special day.
My bath and beauty products have changed a bit, but they are still very affordable and as close to nature as I’m willing to go for good results. I think that it’s okay to buy moderate to expensively priced beauty products, but it’s definitely not always necessary to achieve a look or results. Two of my favorite new bath and body products came directly from Target and Walmart and I love them. Now, if a $4 paraben free lotion is too cheap for your taste then just skip this part of this post altogether. I even found a new body wash made specifically for women and let’s just say that it is amazing and all natural! It doesn’t lather very well because it is only intended for external vaginal/anal use. This stuff is amazing and perfect for a woman’s sensitive areas.
My reading skimped very low during the month of April. I binged watched TV shows at bedtime much more than reading a book. For me, it helped to pass the millions of thoughts that I had about my granddad and my family.
I’ve shared with you all that my scalp is pretty difficult and I live with a pretty severe form of dermatitis. I recently started using a new shampoo just to give my medicated shampoo a break and to try something new and I must admit that I’m pleasantly surprised. I’ve used my new shampoo at least 4 times and my scalp likes it. Now I’m not going to totally credit this shampoo to my scalps good behavior. I’ve eliminated a few things from my diet and I did alternate between my medicated shampoo and Nizoral consistently before using this new shampoo.
I hope that this post will inspire you to create your own Sunday Self-Care routine with amazing products. Have you tried any of these products in this post? If so, share your review in the comments.
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My Favorite Self-Care Products for April:
Music – “Contemporary Gospel Station” Amazon
Devotionals from YouVersion Bible App – “Read Through the New Testament” and “Food”
Facial Products – Facial Scrub and Mask
Hair Products – Shampoo
Candle – Soy Candle
Favorite Shows – Netflix (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) YouTube (Mind Valley, Divas Can Cook, and The Mellionaire House)
Podcasts – “The I Look Good Naked Podcast”