As we juggle a career and a household, we often forget to manage ourselves. The Retreat at Mountain Brook Idea Specialists are pleased to share with you a few tips and tricks for feeling your best here in Birmingham, Alabama. Is working from home stressing you out? Have your quarantine mates become a bit too much? A stroll around the fountain or through the community garden and bark park areas of the Retreat at Mountain Brook property is certain to perk you up! Change the scenery by stepping off the property for a walk through nearby Crestwood Park. For a quick trip outside, the patios and balconies of our apartment homes offer a view of the woods, where you can take a moment to watch the birds while you catch your breath.
Aromatherapy is a popular solution for creating a relaxing and uplifting environment. This 700ml Essential Oil Diffuser from ASAKUKI holds enough water to run all throughout your workday, your evening, or overnight. It’s great for large rooms, like the spacious living rooms in our modern apartment homes! Try a combination of lemon and lavender essential oils for a fresh, invigorating scent that will help take the edge off. To take the aromatherapy experience even further, Dr. Teal’s carries an extensive line of bath, shower, and body care products in a wide array of fragrances for you to create your own relaxing spa experience at home.
Frequent exercise improves both physical strength and mental focus. It burns off steam and helps to level out mood. You may benefit from a hike along the Irondale Furnace Trail or Ruffner Mountain. Reenergize with a set of resistance bands or weights during your workday, or between chores, or while simply lounging at home. If maintaining energy is a challenge, ask yourself if you’re sleeping enough. Working late into the night is likely to affect your performance the following day, whether you’re fully working from home or taking your work home with you. Maintain consistent work hours daily, and choose tasks according to your energy level; be realistic before you become overwhelmed. Decide what tasks will bring a sense of accomplishment to your workday. This is as important for a homemaker as it is for a CEO. Your biggest project may be the best to knock out first, before your daily energy is expended.
Don’t forget to schedule your workouts and breaks when filling in your calendar and daily planner. Prioritize tasks in writing to prevent confusion when trying to remember where to place your focus. Avoid the overwhelm of having to think of everything by writing it down once and allowing your notes to do the planning for you. You may enjoy using a specialized Goal Journal or Gratitude Journal to keep your thoughts positive and productive. A daily meditative practice could be developed to encourage mindfulness. Pour yourself a cup of tea and take some time to reflect. If you prefer loose-leaf tea, Adagio makes the clever ingenuiTEA teapot, which carefully filters loose ingredients to create the perfect cup.
Tea is delightful, but are you drinking enough water? Hydration is a key component of good health. It improves mental clarity and physical performance, as well as brightening the appearance and condition of skin, hair, and eyes. All bodily functions rely on adequate amounts of water in order to power our bodies effectively. Water flushes out impurities and reduces puffiness. Thorough hydration lives up to the hype, and is totally worth the effort. The Reduce 40oz Cold 1 Stainless Steel Hydration Bottle from Target provides a large capacity to minimize refills. And if you forget where you left it, your water will still be cold when you find it the next day!
Dietary factors affect our energy level and mood more than we might like to admit. It’s true that you are what you eat. So if we want energy, we have to eat energy. This means packing in nutrient dense foods at every opportunity. The original NutriBullet Nutrient Extractor from Bed Bath & Beyond has long been a favorite personal appliance for whipping up delicious smoothies on the go, or blending nutritious dressings and sauces. Meal prep has never been easier with the high quality of Rubbermaid Brilliance Leak-Proof Food Storage Containers keeping ingredients fresh and easily visible. Retreat at Mountain Brook Apartment Homes in Birmingham, Alabama are outfitted with stainless steel appliances and espresso cabinetry in every kitchen. A breakfast bar provides a convenient spot to eat, or extra counter space for meal prepping. Contact the Retreat at Mountain Brook leasing office at 205-956-9722 or at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a virtual or self-guided tour. One of our friendly team members will assist you in finding your favorite modern apartment home!