This post is sponsored by Rainbow Light but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
I don’t know about you, but the last few months have been a whirlwind! We have been so busy in different ways and in other ways, preoccupied with life changes. It has been a weird time! However, I have found it more important than ever to choose wellness despite being in the trenches of a busy season. I am a homeschooling mom of seven and am pregnant with my eighth baby, and we are busy! I know how easy it would be to let my health slide, but whenever I am tempted to do that, I know that likely means I need to pay even more attention to my wellness!
Health and wellness has always been a huge part of my life. I dabbled in pre-med and nutrition in college and have had a lifelong passion for it my entire adult life. It has served me well over the years of raising a family!
I would love to share some ways you can be intentional about your wellness, even during seasons of business.
How To Choose Wellness:
1. Clean Up Your Nutrition –
This is the first thing to concentrate on when you are in a busy season. You do not have to have a “perfect” diet, but aim to cut back on the sugar and processed foods, and add in some extra veggies and healthy fats. You’ll be amazed at what a difference it makes! I use the Carb Manager app to track my daily food intake and it really helps me see where I am lacking each day. I follow a keto diet and have never felt better.
2. Get Enough Sleep –
I know as busy moms, we all roll our eyes when someone tells us to get some extra sleep. As a mom pregnant with her eighth child, I get it! But I also know that almost everything in our bodies is connected to getting adequate sleep. Our immune system is affected, our mood, our weight, our mental clarity… adequate sleep has a positive affect on all these things! Aim to get seven hours of sleep each night and go to bed at a consistent hour each night.
3. Take A Quality Multivitamin –
Even if our diet is pretty clean, a quality multivitamin is still a great idea. We all have nutritional gaps, and a lot of that has to do with the way food is processed today. I chose to take Rainbow Light Women’s One Multivitamin after doing some research. This multivitamin has a “rainbow” of superfood ingredients in it’s formulation: including a mix of fruits, vegetables and probiotics. That is a huge bonus in my book! I know that the multivitamin I take nourishes my body for energy and vitality, and supports my immune health.
I can feel encouraged knowing the B Vitamins in Rainbow Light Women’s help increase my overall energy and vitality throughout the day, which is a huge benefit as a busy mom! We need all the energy we can get!
4. Focus On Self Care –
Self care is a bit over dramatized in the media right now. However, there is some truth to the idea of taking care of yourself. I know I feel better when I get dressed and fix my makeup in the morning. I use my essential oils in my diffuser each day and topically for a variety of benefits. It makes a huge difference! My stress level tends to lower and my productivity increases.
I notice a huge difference in my day when I take a few minutes each morning to put myself together. I have perfected the 5 Minute Mom Makeup Routine! I also take a few minutes each morning and night to focus on my skincare routine. It makes a huge difference not only in how I look, but how I feel!
5. Drink More Water –
Water makes our bodies go round! Really though, we all know we need to drink more water (and maybe less coffee!). Aim to drink about half your body weight in ounces of water each day and watch the difference. You’ll sleep better, your skin tone will improve, your energy level will increase, your digestion will improve… the list goes on and on! I track my water in my planner so I can see it throughout the day.
6. Add in Movement –
Another groan here, I’m sure! We all know that we should be getting in about 30 minutes of exercise a day. This can mean lifting weights, going up and down stairs in your home, pushing a stroller on a walk, or doing an intense workout at home or the gym. The idea is to move your body more than you are used to each day. Exercise raises your endorphins and actually boosts your energy levels throughout the day. Not only that, but exercise has a great mood boosting effect! I tend to workout more for the stress relief than anything else! Pick something simple that you can stick with. You may enjoy reading Reasons To Get Healthy Now. If you want to start working out at home but don’t have a lot of time, check out these at home workout ideas for busy moms.