Create & Cultivate Self-Care Summit Recap | I Spoke In a Panel!

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Hi guys!

This week I had an amazing opportunity to speak in a panel called ‘is it worth it can you werk it’. It was the first panel that kicked off Create and Cultivate’s first ever Self Care Summit

It was such a cool event with rooms filled with all things related to self care. I did a tarot reading, got my aura photographed, danced in a confetti room, made my own CBD cream, AND they were even giving out b12 shots! There were so many other cute interactive rooms too!

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Anyways the panel took place first and there was maybe around 300 people in the room. It was probably the largest panel I’ve ever been a part of, and there were some fabulous gals along with me who spoke: Kelly Leveque, Koya Webb, Sinikiwe Dhilwayo, Radhi Devlukia-Shetty, Merle O’Neal, and Jen Beechen!

What brings us all together despite how different we are is how we find time to take care of ourselves despite our busy lives.

When I think of self care - the first thing that pops into my mind are face masks and pedicures (which quite honestly I don’t do much of, unless I have a shoot or are on a plane). So I was surprised to realize -as I was answering questions up there- that my form of self care is SO ENGRAINED into my daily routine at this point that I don’t even REALIZE I’m doing it! 

I balance my hectic work life with me-time by putting myself first. Literally. It’s what I spend all morning doing...that’s why, I’ve trained my body to sleep and wake up early so I can exercise by 6 am. From the moment I wake up, I practice a 5 min mindfulness breathing meditation, and have a rule that I can’t touch my phone until I’ve made my matcha. A cup of matcha and working out at the gym helps get me going in the morning. When I’m back from the gym, I take a nice warm bath, make a nice macro balanced breakfast then sit at my computer to start work.

Usually it’s 7:30-8 am when I’m ready to work and by this time I’ve already gotten a solid 2-3 hours of Remi-time. 

This block of time for myself gives me the energy I need to have a positive mindset to focus on work. Without my morning routine I am all outta whack!

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The biggest takeaway from the event? Do things that make you happy, find the time to meditate even if it’s 5 minutes, and remember to breathe. Oh AND it may take a lot of discipline, but you should invest in your health and put it first above everything else! esp work. Lastly, one deep breath can change how you feel almost instantly. *inhale* Ahhh~~~

When and how do you practice self care? I was asked if I thought self care was a trend, and would love to hear your thoughts on that too! Lmk in the comments below.

Til next time

XX

Remi

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