Focusing on self-care is a sponsored conversation written on behalf of The Council for Responsible Nutrition as part of the Mom It Forward Influencer Network. All opinions and experiences are my own honest reflections.
For many years I have been guilty of putting my health and well-being on the back burner. I like to be in control so delegating business or household tasks to other members of my team or family is tough. Doing it all was my mantra for way too long! As a result my well-being suffered.
2016 was a wake-up call for me. I was severely overweight, ignoring my marriage and unhappy. I decided it was my turn to be at the top of the list. If you make an effort to make a few small changes daily can really uplift your health, attitude and relationships. I’m proof of it!
As always I am not giving medical advice just sharing what has proven to work for me. Please talk with your doctor or health care provider about which dietary supplements or exercise routines are right for you.
Focusing on Self-Care
Showing yourself self-care is easier than you think! It’s my hope that you take time to make self-care a priority in your life. Here are a few simple ways you can start focusing on self-care and have a great year.
Get Enough Sleep
Stick to a schedule. Go to bed at the same time each night (try really hard). Set your alarm and get up at the same time each morning. Sleep plays a major role in all aspects of your life.
Do Something You Love
Find a new hobby or rediscover an old. Pamper yourself each day.
Reconnect with Friends
Make time to see friends face to face. Social media and phones are nice, but there’s nothing better than a looking someone in the eyes and having a heart to heart conversation.
Try to eat more fruits and vegetables, while staying clear of saturated fats. There is no perfect diet or eating plan. Dietary supplements can help fill the gaps in your eating plan. Check with your doctor about adding supplements to your daily routine. Your overall health and wellness may benefit from using supplements.
Add extra movement to your day any way you can. Do short bursts of physical activity for 10 minutes at least three times a day. Moving more will help you feel better in more ways than one.
Nurture Your Spiritual Side
Take the time to read your bible, journal or attend religious services. Your soul needs to be nourished just as much as your mind and body.
Ask For Help
You are a super woman, but you still can’t do it all and you shouldn’t have to. Make it a team effort so know one is taking the brunt of the work or feeling overwhelmed.
Laughing is good for your mind, body and soul. Read a few comics, watch a comedy or listen to some funny stories. Laughing is contagious and will help you spread joy to yourself and others.
Take Your Vitamins
Did you know that a multivitamin is one of the most popular dietary supplements? My vitamins are on the night stand in my room so I remember to take them each morning when I get up. The Council for Responsible Nutrition did a survey in 2016 and found out that 75 percent of supplement users take a multivitamin. It sounds like I am in good company!
Don’t forget that taking a dietary supplement can play an important role in good health, but they are intended as supplements, not substitutes for, other healthy habits.
How will you be focusing on self-care this year?