I’ve just spent the last week trying to get over a cold that just won’t go away. In fact, I got worse as the week went by because I didn’t take time off to rest. Between my new work responsibilities and my demanding kids, I was run ragged.
I didn’t feel that I could afford to take the time off to rest, but I probably should have. No one is indispensible. Yes, I’m pointing at me.
Have you been putting your mental and physical health on the backburner? Is everything else coming first before your own needs?
Chances are, that’s exactly what you’re doing right now.
And maybe that’s why your seb derm rash, your aching joints, your feeling of gloom, or any other issue you’re struggling with, won’t go away.
Your body is an amazing, it can take a lot of beating. But there will come a time when it will say ‘no more’. And once you’re down on reserves, it takes months, if not years, to get back to wellness.
That’s because life goes on. I wish I could just take a break from life but things keep happening. Kids keep getting sick, problems crop up at work, etc.
What can we do, as mere human beings, to start healing our bodies again?
The most important thing you can do is to take one step in the right direction.
That one step can be anything:
- cutting back at work
- asking for help with your kids so you can take a break
- eating more vegetables a day
Depending on where you are in your journey, taking that first step may be the hardest thing you’ve done in a long time. You may be feeling that everything in your life needs to change. Where do you start? That’s how I feel.
At this stage, it’s not about doing the one thing that will make the most impact. It’s about doing the one thing that you think you can start doing, and continue doing.
When you have that down pat, do one more thing. And one more thing. And before you know it, you’re feeling a bit better, your body is a bit stronger, and your skin is looking healthier.
Have you heard of Andrew Huberman? He’s a bit long-winded but explains whats happening with your body so well. I have many favorite videos but this long one that he did on tools to manage stress is awesome.
Thanks to a reader who asked this amazing question, I realized no one has talked about marula oil in seb derm so here is my take on whether marula oil is good for seb derm.
MCT oil is one of my favorite oils to use on the scalp, as a carrier oil and also in my coffee. In this video I talk about how to use MCT oil when you have seb derm.
My favorite MCT oil is Bulletproof MCT oil as it’s an established brand and I know I’m getting real, uncontaminated MCT oil. IF you buy directly from the company, you’ll get an extra 20% off if you use my code MADAMEWELL20.
Stay healthy, happy, safe and rash-free!
Until next week,