Ahhh… the weekend… The best time of the week is here! At CYL, we view the weekend as a time of reflection and intention. As humans, weekdays can take a toll on our physical and mental well-being.
It is important to remember to care for yourself and your body, in order to heal and grow. Self-care can look different for everyone, but what is most important is the way it makes you feel. Need a few ideas for your self care routine? You’re in the right place! We have rounded up our top 5 Sweat House approved ways for you to practice self-care this weekend!
1. Sweat It Out
Obviously sweating has to be our number one choice! Whether you indulge in a sweat session at our studio or attend your favorite class, sweating those stressors away will relieve any built-up tension from your busy work week. We like to attend a class at Pure Barre in Green Hills in the morning, then hit the studio after to keep our detox going and to zen out. Bonus! You can use your sweat session as a time to meditate and reflect.
2. IV Hydration at IRevive
If you haven’t received hydration therapy from IRevive in Nashville, you are missing out! Board-certified nurse practitioners make the experience medically safe and enjoyable. There are several different options for treatment, and you will leave feeling like a million bucks! The treatment is painless and actually relaxing. Treat yourself to hydration and your body is sure to thank you. Book your session here: http://irevivenashville.com/
3. Eat Balanced
Unless you’re an excellent meal planner, it’s easy to sometimes stray away from a healthy diet during the week when in need something quick and convenient. However, the weekends are filled with tons of time to relax and invest in your meals. Whether you eat out at one of your favorite restaurants, or stay home to cook, choosing whole food options is key to balancing your physical and emotional body. If you are wanting to go out for lunch or dinner, we love Avo in Nashville. The entrees are plant-based, and some of them are even raw. If you are cooking, we suggest this recipe from Goop because of it's light and summer-y feel: https://goop.com/recipes/grilled-mahi-mahi-with-papaya-relish/
Girl, turn it off! Phones, laptops, tv… shut it down and spend quality time with family and friends. Just you time this weekend? Take time to read a new book, or take a walk outside. There is nothing like truly being disconnected from the social media world!
Meditation can take shape in many forms. Whether it be a few minutes of silence, or treating yourself to an at-home facial, being without stressful thought is very important for our physical and mental health. We like to use the app, Headspace, to tune out noise and direct positive energy. Headspace sessions are guided, so it is easy to focus thought somewhere other than stress. Download the Headspace app here: https://www.headspace.com/headspace-meditation-app