The Importance of Self-Care

Nurturing your mind and body via the practice of self-care routines, cultivates balance within. Regular self-care fosters self-compassion and mindfulness when moving through life. Keep reading to learn why self-care routines are such an integral component of health and wellbeing.



What is Self Care?

Self care looks different for each and every one of us -- as it should, being that we are all unique. For myself, it means approaching each day with grace and purpose. Grace, rooted in kindness by making time for the little moments that bring me joy, despite having a full schedule. Purpose is the drive behind all that I get to do each day. Whether it be fueling my body with nutrients, educating my mind, sweating out toxins, or expanding my consciousness; I am always moving with intent to honor my body mentally and physically.


The daily practice of care for oneself should be a culmination of acts to help avoid burnout. We are a world of doers -- movers and shakers if you will -- we live under this preconceived notion that life is always on the go. I have found that making the time for slowness, incorporating care and honoring my needs, is what allows me to keep doing whatever it is that fuels my fire each day -- and what keeps it burning. A saying I express in sessions with clients is that "you can't pour from an empty cup." This assertion embodies the wholeness we are all capable and innately deserving of having. Living in wholeness translates to the ability of giving ones energy towards others, without depletion of peace within.


How to Fill Your Cup:

  • Journaling

  • Affirmations

  • Health Coaching

  • Meditation

  • Gratitude Practice

  • Yoga/Stretching

  • Set Sleep Schedule

  • Time in Nature

  • Manifesting

  • Taking Breaks

  • Setting Boundaries

This side of personal wellness isn't always alluring -- it may even feel monotonous at times. Creating healthy habits such as these though, have benefits that extend far past their initial gratification. If you're struggling to see value in this, try a mindset shift!


Self-Indulgent Mindset Shifts:

  • Self care is not a reward -- it is an vital part of daily life

  • It is a foundational aspect of your overall wellness -- mentally and physically

  • There is nothing selfish about the act of caring for oneself

Let yourself be grounded in habitual living. Create a practice that brings you back to yourself in honor of your spirit, mind, and body. A balanced routine is one that you do with ease. One that you do not need to feel shame or guilt over -- no matter the investment.


Looking for more guidance on building and maintain healthy habits via a self care routine? Reach out to me for a consultation!


Routines aside, glamor does exist within the realm of self care methods. The glamor I speak of is one that stems from investing in yourself. These investments can range from larger expenses like traveling for vacation to shorter trips to more local destinations, like the spa! The ultimate goal of this investment is relaxation and rejuvenation -- the kind that you get outside of the hustle and grind of your daily life. An essential aspect of my path to restoration and tranquility is one that I achieve through the use of a med spa, specifically Javan Wellness.


Javan Wellness

Founded on the belief that youthful living can be harnessed and cultivated in a manner that goes beyond aesthetics, Javan Wellness is one of a kind. They are a company of inclusion and innovation. An institute that honors the complexities of each and every individual they serve. It is a med spa experience that truly embodies healthy living, and its continuum of definitions for all.

Over the summer I had the privilege of celebrating my LLC's 2 Year Anniversary and announcing my award from Modern Luxury's DC Magazine as the 2021 Best Health Coach at Javan's Ballston location (pictured here). I have been visiting Javan regularly for the past few years ever since they became a sponsor of mine while cheering in the NFL for the Washington Football Team. Some of the services I have received from Javan include their Vitamin Injections, HydraFacials, and IV Therapy.


The Vitamin Injections of Vitamin B12 are one of my favorite services offered. It is safe to say that most of us are deficient in this due to the lack of nutrients in our soil. Especially those like myself who consume a plant-based diet. B12 injections help to increase energy levels and concentration, raise red blood cell count, boost mood and metabolism, and even regulate sleep patterns. I recommend bi-weekly or monthly injections for maintenance depending on your goals and level of deficiency. The other vitamin injections offered is MIC which can be combined with the B12. MIC stands for Methionine, Inositol and Choline, which are the three primary compounds needed to aid in the burning of fat.


Their HydraFacial is also the perfect addition to my daily skin care regimen. It provides my skin with nourishment and a level of exfoliation I simply can't achieve at home. I always leave feeling refreshed and my skin truly glows for weeks afterwards. These are great for deep-cleaning, exfoliating, and hydrating your skin. HydraFacials may also help treat a variety of skin conditions, including acne, dryness, and signs of aging like dark spots and wrinkles.


IV Hydration Therapy is a method that allows our bodies to better absorb vital nutrients. There are several different cocktails offered at Javan including: Immunity Boost, Jet Lag Support, Javan Signature Beauty Cocktail, Rough Night - Detox, and Slim Effects for Weight Loss Support. The Immunity Boost IV Cocktail is comprised of Vitamin C, Zinc, and other minerals used to help boost your immune system. This treatment is one to be used precautionary during flu season, or any time you are feeling under the weather.


Other Services Offered:

  • Face/Skin: Microneedling, Chemical Peels, Plasma Facials, Injectables (Botox and dermal fillers)

  • Body: Vein Treatment, Laser Skin Tightening, Velashape III, Trusculpt Flex

  • Health: Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), Weight Loss Treatment

  • Hair: Laser Hair Removal, Keravive Scalp Treatment, Hair Loss Treatments

For a full list of services with detailed descriptions, click here!


Visiting the Javan Wellness Center allows me to give back to myself in a way that expands my self care beyond a daily routine. Their services provide me the ability to boost and maintain my physical body, from the inside out! Plus, beauty starts from within.


Looking to invest in your wellness journey through self care this holiday season? Contact them today to set up your free consultation!

 

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