Regina Fleming is an industry authority on beauty, health, and fitness. She is a former professional model and currently a marathon runner. Regina graduated from Fashion Institute of Technology and St. John’s University and has traveled the world as an award-winning photographer. Her love and mission are to inspire and motivate woman in life, business, and fitness.
It goes without saying that Regina takes self-care quite seriously. Take a peek at her self-care rituals.
Upon waking, I pray; it is my form of meditation. I am thankful for all that God has blessed me with and I pray for my family, friends and the
world. I then stretch and wake up my body and then off to the gym at 5 am. I am a runner and I train 5 days a week. This is my alone time and allows me to get clarity for the day.
During the day, I do my best to only speak with people who are positive and leave me feeling good, excited and happy both during the call and after I hang up. Surrounding myself with the people (my tribe) and things that fill me up with light and good energy is a form of self-care!
My home is my sanctuary. I created it that way and I call my home “Serenity House.” All of the rooms are either white or light-colored making it feels light and airy. I do my best to keep it clutter free so that it is visually relaxing and it feels good to be inside of. At the end of the day, I make sure that I receive 7 to 8 hours of restorative sleep, most nights.
Several days a week, I take restorative baths with bath salts, bubble bath and the most beautiful smelling candles that I can find. Life can be so busy that I can sometimes get lost in the day to day, week to week shuffle, and by sitting still several days a week I allow myself time to relax and reset.
I was born on the 7th day of the month and I celebrate “me” on the 7th of every month. Nothing extravagant, (though that’s ok too). I might purchase a new candle, spend quality time with a friend or family member, buy a good book, take a quick trip, window shop or just relax by sitting on a park bench. I do anything that makes me feel fabulous.
Every year I take two special trips, one is with family or friends and I plan to just relax, laugh and have fun. The second trip is from two weeks to a month and that is to have new experiences, explore new places, check things off my bucket list, photograph, and I try to find time to relax.
Life is short and I want to be able to say that I used my time wisely and enjoyed every moment of it, leaving no stone unturned and feeling really, really good while doing it!
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Dixie Lincoln- Nichols is a wife, mama, science educator, author, certified health coach and entrepreneur. Her work has been featured in media outlets like, Redbook, Natural Health, Instyle, Working Woman, Huffington Post, Essence Online, Tampa Tribune and more. She is currently the Chief Self-care Connoisseur and founder of I. O. Beauty Market, where she curates products that are free of toxic, harmful ingredients.