Monday Must: Kyla Nobrega's Self-Care Checklist

THIS WEEK KYLA, FROM BABE CREATIVE, SHARES HER MUST-DO’S FROM HER DAY-TO-DAY LIFE. FROM MENTAL TO PHYSICAL ADVICE – AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN, THESE ARE KYLA’S TOP FIVE GOLDEN RULES FOR 2020.

1. GET UP EARLY

It’s not easy, I know! I was never a morning person until I…was? My Fiancé Matt has always been an early bird so that helps. Waking up early helps me set the tone for my day, and get all of the hardest tasks out of the way so that I’m ticking off my to-do list without feeling overwhelmed.

2. MOVE, BABE.

Creating space in your day that is dedicated to yourself is so important. I try to carve out time to move depending on how I’m feeling. I find that the Peloton Mobile App is helping me achieve this because they have such a great variety of workouts - from restorative yoga to HIIT - and they’re all fantastic. I’ve also been loving Melissa Wood Health for Pilates.

3. CREATE BOUNDARIES

The pandemic created such a shift in priorities for me. I’ve always valued a work-life balance, but when you’re self-employed, it’s a challenge to honour that. I also notice that when I say yes to a lot, the day escapes me and my to-do list feels endless. In order to enjoy the balance that matters so much to me, I’ve been working on creating boundaries within my week to manage my time and productivity. I’m trying to create time blocks, dedicate certain weekdays to certain tasks, and delegating more with my team. 

4. EAT WELL

Cooking has always been one of my favourite things to do, and finding new recipes and learning new techniques is keeping me inspired in the kitchen lately. As a way to appreciate and learn more about the vast culinary world, Matt and I try a new recipe weekly from a different country. It’s a fun at-home date idea! Try it and let me know what you’re making. 

5. SAY THANK YOU

2020 has been a rough one, to say the least. It’s so easy to get swept up in how uncertain (and often heartbreaking) this year has been. It has also been a reminder of how privileged and fortunate I am. I don’t take that for granted, and take time every day to give gratitude to all of the blessings in my life, and think of ways to continue to help others who need it now, and always.