Contact Us

Use the form on the right to contact us.

You can edit the text in this area, and change where the contact form on the right submits to, by entering edit mode using the modes on the bottom right. 

           

123 Street Avenue, City Town, 99999

(123) 555-6789

email@address.com

 

You can set your address, phone number, email and site description in the settings tab.
Link to read me page with more information.

Energizing Forward

Calla In Motion

Energizing Forward

Lindsey Calla

Why I Love Losing An Hour of Sleep

2A2A8030.jpg

I woke up yesterday beyond excited that we turned the clocks forward.  Maybe my optimism was partly caused by the sunny, mid-60 degree weather in New Orleans but I always seem to find a renewed sense of energy in springing forward.  I was actually surprised to find that most people were expressing rage against losing an hour of sleep but I would much rather sacrifice an hour to know that the long days of summer are so close now.  I live for those days.  It's when I feel the most energized, the happiest and can be so much more productive knowing I have an extra few hours of sunlight at the end of the day.  It's those final few hours that I usually manage to get outside to exercise and then find a gorgeous sunset or drinks with friends outside with stringing lights listening to music.  

Spring is a great time to reevaluate the year's goals and think about how to use the extra few hours for professional gain or just personal happiness enhancement.  Here are a few ways to help with the adjustment in time and seasons. 

  • Take a look at your workout routine and make modifications to account for the switch. Does your favorite workout class offer classes outdoors in the evening? Can you save money on a gym membership in general this time of year and force yourself to use what mother nature has to offer in your area?
  • Rethink your skincare routine.  Use the spring as a clean slate and forget any bad habits your picked up in the winter.  Find an organic sunscreen and remember to layer it last in your skin care routine.  I also start to get away from the really heavy-duty products and reintroduce lighter serums and oils.  I really love Eminence Organics Citrus & Kale serum because it feels moisturizing but it's also very light. 
  • Make adjustments in your meals.  In the spring/summer I tend to eat more often and later into the evening because the nights are longer.  I try to always have healthy snacks on-hand and start with a big breakfast and end with a smaller dinner since I eat later.  I've also been letting the local farms help dictate what I should be adding to my meals.  

I've also been working on organizing some travel and will be heading on a 9 day tour of Japan in a few weeks as well as speaking at an event that my alma mater, Lafayette College, is throwing for a local NYC alumni about inner and outer beauty confidence.  Be sure to follow on instagram (@lindseycalla) for updates in real time!

Photos: Marianna Massey