Revitalize Part 4

Time for another one of my tried, true, and tested remedies for “un-slumping” yourself! This one is all about trying new things and challenging your brain and body.
Thursday:
SLACKLINE

Ya’ll I am ADDICTED to slacklining! Slackline is like a tightrope but it’s a flat line and it’s slack, so it’s bouncy and a bit more difficult. This was totally new to me this year, and I am amazed at how exciting it is to find a new hobby. Slackline is so good for my body and my brain. Plus it’s FUN! The new challenge of applying focus, balance, and commitment (three core principles of slacklining) are really clearing my mind and opening my creative spaces again. Slackline isn’t for everyone, but it’s the principle that matters: try something NEW and SCARY, and see where it gets you. Chances are, it will get you a lot further than you think!

xo

Natalie

Friday “Morning”

Well, oops, it’s definitely smack-dab in the middle of the AFTERNOON now, instead of morning! A few things…
A good motto to keep in mind…I so need this right now!
Mmmm….treat yourself to a beautiful lunch this weekend, full of good Spring things! I made some iced chai, local greens with strawberries, extra sharp cheddar, and raspberry vinaigrette; a raisin-cinnamon GF bagel with MAPLE CREAM CHEESE {super yum}, and a few stuffed grape leaves for good measure.
And get in some good exercise this weekend too! If you’re studying or otherwise need a break, I promise you that even some basic stretching or a quick walk will do wonders for your focus & energy! I’ve been doing yoga recently…just be sure to find a class that isn’t toooooo out there (mine plays classical music), and instead of chanting or meditating, I pray.
Weekend Yoga

Old Navy top
$6 – oldnavy.gap.com

Dog Crest Terry Hoodie 7-14
$98 – juicycouture.com

Yoga Accessories, Equipment & Props – Gaiam
$9.98 – gaiam.com


I usually wear a version of this to yoga. I I love the organic cotton yoga bras from Blue Canoe. Soooo comfy! Throw a cute, brightly colored cami on top. I picked up a Juicy Couture hoodie secondhand, and it’s great for yoga class. The AE yoga pants are my favorite so far—I love the cute fold-over contrasting waistbands they have! Pick a bright, cheerful yoga mat. I actually made my yoga bag–maybe I’ll do a tutorial on that someday! But grab one with some pockets and a spot for your water bottle, for sure! As you can see, I’m a sucker for hot pink 😉 


And lastly, I tried my hand at a weekend playlist for ya’ll. Nothing too new/exciting, but some tunes I’ve been listening to…and what’s a playlist without some Taylor Swift? Am I right or am I right?! 


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I hope you have a beautiful weekend!

xo