Take Care of your Temple Tuesday #5

September 6, 2016 in Balance / College

Hi guys and happy Tuesday! So excited for another post for this series with my lovely friend Emily and to keep showing you all how important and vital it really is to take care of your body; as our bodies are temples! Taking care of your body means providing an endless amount of love for yourself, fueling yourself with feel good food and food that makes your soul thrive, moving in a way that makes you smile, and fitting in that self-care time even in the busiest seasons of our lives.


Today I am going to be sharing what I’ve been doing in regards to taking care of my temple lately, as my day-to-day life is most definitely different than how it was in the summer!
1. Blog reading. Taking time to sit down and just relax while reading my fav bloggers truly makes me so happy and relaxed. I try and fit even just 10 minutes of time into my day to read some blogs!
2. Reading the bible. I love the She Reads Truth website and the different plans they have. Staying connected to God and Jesus keeps my heart at peace.
3. Working out! Working out has become something that is so fun for me, and for that I am so so thankful.
4. Spending time with friends. Surrounding myself with other people who I love and inspire me daily makes my heart SO full.
 Ventured with my bff Jillian to Boston on Sunday and we had the best sweetgreen salads EVERRR! 
From left to right: Jillian, Katie, me, and Jen. These girls make me SO happy. 🙂 And I am so so blessed. 
My amazing roomie and me 🙂 
5. Talking with my parents and staying in touch with my friends. Staying close to the ones who have been there with me through it all is so important to me. I always call/text my parents and stay in touch with my best friends from high school. 🙂
6. Finding time to write! Finding time to blog in college can be tough, yet I always try and squeeze it in because blogging and writing genuinely makes me so happy.
7. Praying. Praying is another way I stay connected to God and just talking to him throughout the day helps me lots.
8. Having time for myself. This one is so important for me. Just having time for me and to relax helps me stay sane in all aspects of my life!
That’s it for today friends! These have been some of the ways that have helped me take care of my temple during this transition phase, and I hope they are of some help for you. 🙂
Now tell me, 
What are some ways you’ve been taking care of your temple lately? 
Thanks for reading friends and happy Tuesday!!


Lyss <3

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  • Reply Marina @ A Dancer's Live-It September 6, 2016 at 11:42 am

    Awww you and your friends are so BEAUTIFUL!!! I wanna meet them all! I love all of these things, especially venturing to sweetgreen cause you know I love it there. 😉 Lately I’ve been doing a slow yoga flow every night before bed to unwind from the day and literally take care of my temple. Hope you have an amazing day lovely! <3
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    • Reply Alyssa September 8, 2016 at 8:30 pm

      oh my goodness they would LOVE to meet you!! Actually already told them all about you hehe so you’re welcome here anytime 🙂 a slow yoga flow sounds awesome especially before bed!! I hope you are having a fab day babe <3
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  • Reply kat September 6, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    You look so happy in your pictures here – love it 🙂
    She Reads Truth is an AMAZING site and app. It really has some great devotionals!! I’m glad you are taking the time to take care of your temple girlie!
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  • Reply Emily September 6, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    I love the She Reads Truth! I also love a Morning & Evening devotional on my I-pod. I’m nodding my head in agreement with so many of these; blog reading, PRAYING!, reading the Bible, reading encouraging blogs, and rejoicing in and counting God’s many blessings are all amazing ways to take care of our bodies as the temple of the Holy Spirit. So thankful that God brought you into my life sister.
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    • Reply Alyssa September 8, 2016 at 8:31 pm

      Em, I am so thankful for you!! We need to catch up sister, hope all is well!

  • Reply Sarah @ BucketListTummy September 6, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    So important to take care of ourselves, first and foremost. I love spending time with friends and family, and also going for walks and listening to a podcast!

    • Reply Alyssa September 8, 2016 at 8:31 pm

      ooh love podasts too!! I feel so much more relaxed after listening to them!

  • Reply Taylor September 6, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    Great post girl! I like to read, go to church, exercise and take walks to enjoy my me time and take care of myself.
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    • Reply Alyssa September 8, 2016 at 8:32 pm

      I love going to church too. Exercise is another thing that really helps me feel good, and walks! 🙂

  • Reply Heather @ Polyglot Jot September 6, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    I’m allowing myself to rest even when I feel unproductive! I know my body is thanking me!
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    • Reply Alyssa September 8, 2016 at 8:33 pm

      that is a great one Heather! Learning to just not do anything sometimes is SO important

  • Reply Edye September 6, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    Reading my bible is a great source of piece for me as well. I love baking and reading novels too 🙂
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    • Reply Alyssa September 8, 2016 at 8:33 pm

      Baking is so relaxing too! 🙂

  • Reply Ellie Pell September 6, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Hmm, I’ve been taking care of my temple by letting certain things I want to accomplish go, for now, and focusing on a few things I am able to do now. I wanted to “do it all” but a few wise ladies reminded me that taking it slower and focusing on fewer things will benefit me in making those things great.
    I will get to it all, but at a slower pace 🙂
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    • Reply Alyssa September 8, 2016 at 8:36 pm

      Letting things go is so important for our mental health! I think that is so awesome you are focusing on that and the pressure to “do it all” 🙂
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  • Reply GiGi Eats September 7, 2016 at 1:48 am

    Today I took care of and I am currently taking care of, my temple! I had a ME day which included a massage and a home made dinner (I usually eat out with the fiance)… And my temple is so so very happy!
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    • Reply Alyssa September 8, 2016 at 8:37 pm

      Aw me days are the BEST! So so relaxing <3

  • Reply Kristy from Southern In Law September 7, 2016 at 6:16 am

    Girl, it sounds like you have been taking care of your temple perfectly lately! 😉

    For me, I’ve been spending lots of time with friends and family, taking time out to read plenty of books and making ALLLL THE DELICIOUS FOOD!
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    • Reply Alyssa September 8, 2016 at 8:37 pm

      awww that is awesome kristy! love friend and family time and baking 🙂

  • Reply Cayanne Marcus @healthyezsweet September 7, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    Kayy I need that salad like yesterday. So glad you’ve been taking care of yourself lovely. One thing I’ve been doing for me lately is waking up earlier. I feel better getting my day started and getting things done!
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    • Reply Alyssa September 8, 2016 at 8:38 pm

      girl it was SO good. I love sweet green! And waking up earlier is so nice for me as well. I love having my day started in a relaxing way!

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