Being a mom is a full-time job. Add that to handling your own business, or working a full-time office job, and it gets tough. Then add in the fact that you’re also a wife, a daughter, a sister, and a friend to your loved ones and your plate gets full.
Mothers are undoubtedly the best. You can make something out of nothing and make sure everyone around you is living comfortably — sometimes to a fault. As a busy mom, you’ve probably put your health on the back burner one too many times because it’s more important for you to make sure that everyone’s needs are accounted for before your own.
However, you can’t take care of everyone, or even fulfill your other duties to your work and to your family if you’re constantly putting yourself last! This year, it’s all about finding room to make yourself a priority, too. Schedule that spa day, allot 30 minutes per day to exercise or do yoga, and most importantly, stay sane. 😉
Today, we’re sharing with you five vital tips and three important health products you need in your arsenal so you can keep being Super Mom! Keep reading below:
Don’t skip skincare. Ever.
We know, we know. Driving the kids to school in the morning, having that meeting with your boss or crunching the numbers at your business isn’t easy and in fact, you would rather just crash into bed and go to dreamland.
First off, never go to bed in your makeup! The older we get, the more important it is to take care of your skin. Believe it or not, some people actually follow the 10-step Korean skincare routine day and night. Yes, 10 steps!
If you’re not that extreme then you’re probably better off with a trusty makeup remover, your cleanser, toner, and moisturizer. If you’re feeling even lazier (or let’s be honest, just really downright tired, sis), you can just wash your face and top the night off by applying beauty oil on your skin. It’s the perfect one-two punch that will keep your skin clean and hydrated.
I don’t know about you, but I personally find doing my skincare routine really therapeutic! We recommend argan oil, chia seed oil, and rosehip oil to maintain moisture and keep the signs of aging at bay.
Make healthier choices with the family
It’s easier to make better lifestyle choices when everyone around you is working towards the same goal. You’ve probably been in a situation where you’re at the beginning of your diet, eating your salad and somebody decides to join you at the table and munching on a bag of chips or a box of doughnuts. And they encourage you to try it — just one bite, and you oblige, and before you know it one bite has turned into two doughnuts. Ouch.
By encouraging the people around you to live healthier, it makes it easy for you to stay on track, too. Get rid of processed foods, stick to home-cooked meals, and start with simple changes like switching from white bread to wheat bread.
It’s important for moms to keep their health at peak condition, and incredibly rewarding to know that you’ve put the rest of the people around you onto good habits! It’s hitting two birds with one stone: you don’t have to worry about your health or theirs! A healthy family is a happy one, and a healthy mom can do more not just for her loved ones, but to accomplish her personal goals. Which brings us to the next tip…
Do something you’ve always wanted to do but always found excuses not to.
Join that yoga class — you’ll do just fine. Wanna run the marathon? Who says you can’t? Is painting something you’ve always been scared to try because you’re scared you’re not good enough? You’ll never really know until you do it.
These things are things you do for you, not anyone else’s. It’s a vital part of self-care, wherein you don’t have to worry about anyone else’s preferences but your own. You don’t have to wonder if your kids will enjoy it (we’re pretty sure your children will love your artwork).
Have you always wanted to lose weight but always got scared that no one would support you? The people who value you will know better than to bring you down and doubt your goals. Here are the most effective health supplements in the market that give you amazing results when mixed with a healthier lifestyle.
Remember that you have an identity outside of being a mother — you’re a businesswoman, you’re a great marketing manager, you’re an amazing cook, a talented singer, and many other things. Build your identity around things that bring you joy, and we promise this happiness will spread positivity in your life.
Much like the advice above, allow yourself to splurge a little. Buy that La Mer moisturizer. Get that awesome bath bomb from Lush, light some candles, grab a bottle of wine, and get in the tub. Sleep in on weekends.
We all get cranky on little to no sleep, but as someone who has to get so much done every day, it’s important that you have a restful night! Not only does sleep reduce stress, it also boosts your mood!
Did you know that when you’re sleep deprived, your body and brain activity is at an equivalent of a .1% blood alcohol content? Yikes.
Sleep deprivation heightens all your emotions, intensifies your cravings, gives you mental and visual lapses, and weakens your immune system!
Add health products to your arsenal!
This could be popping in vitamin C in the morning, making your all-natural (no sugar added) fruit shake, or taking your probiotics. If you’re on your weight loss journey, we know how tough the journey can be — not just physically, but mentally too.
We encourage you not just to add weight loss supplements to your journey, but supplements that keep you stress-free, too. Melatonin, 5-HTP, and ashwagandha are very effective at reducing stress and turning your bad mood around.