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Hey there! Let’s talk about your amazing nervous system – it’s all about regulation, like tuning an instrument. And just like tuning, it’s a daily practice, not a one-time fix. 🎵🎸

Here are tips to optimize your morning and evening routines for your nervous system. 🫶

Morning:
1️⃣ Start your day by nurturing your mind with activities like journaling, deep breathing, or diving into a good book. These practices set a positive tone for the day ahead. Remember to avoid checking your phone immediately upon waking to reduce stress and set a peaceful tone for your morning. 📖📵

2️⃣ Get your body moving with stretching, a brisk walk, or a workout session to shake off any mental fog and boost dopamine levels. Morning sunlight is also beneficial for regulating your circadian rhythm and improving sleep quality. 🌞🏋️‍♂️🌻

3️⃣ Don’t forget to fuel up with a balanced breakfast to provide your body with the nutrients it needs for stable energy and optimal brain function. Aim for a combination of protein, fiber-rich carbs, and healthy fats to keep your blood sugar levels steady and reduce inflammation. 🥦🫐🍊🥬🥕

Evening:
1️⃣ As bedtime approaches, dim the lights and steer clear of screens to signal to your body that it’s time to wind down. Blue light from screens can disrupt your body’s natural sleep-wake cycle and suppress the production of melatonin, making it harder to fall asleep. Opt for warm-toned lighting instead to create a cozy, relaxing atmosphere. 🌙✨

2️⃣ Incorporate calming activities into your evening routine, such as the legs-up-the-wall pose or humming in the shower, to activate your body’s relaxation response and reduce stress levels. These soothing rituals can help improve sleep quality and leave you feeling refreshed in the morning. 💧🎤

Remember, cultivating these small daily habits can make a big difference in your nervous system health over time. 🌿

P.S. photos from another life - haven’t had time to do a new photoshoot since becoming a mama 🫠
2023 
Hands down my favourite year yet! ♥️ the year my son was born, the year I became a mama 🥰 my heart is constantly exploding with love and gratitude! It’s just so unreal to see how my newborn has grown into an 8 month old with such wisdom and personality 🙏 This is also the year that we moved onto our dream 5 acre property and have a productive growing veggie garden 🌱 however this year has also had a lot of challenges, a lot of emotions, many fears, so many changes and it definitely wasn’t always easy. As I reflect on the moments of 2023, I am thankful for all of it - the highs and lows and everything in-between ✨🫶
Building our farm-to-table dream step by step. This is definitely our most productive garden yet but we are still learning as we go. Abundant harvests and hard work paying off… I’m so grateful to share this with my son as he grows up 🌱