Focusing on Self-Care

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 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.

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.

Focusing on 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.

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.

Eat Better

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. Slow Cooker Chicken Chili is great for an easy weeknight meal.

Move More

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.

Focusing on 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.

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.

Laugh

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.

Focusing on 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.

 

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! 

Focusing on 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.

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?

 

 

 

 

Michele Brosius
Michele is a married mom of 3 adult children. She is currently enjoying spending time with her husband in the empty nest. Michele can be found working on a healthy lifestyle, camping or having some frugal fun. Not necessarily in that order!
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16 comments

  • Thanks for sharing! 🙂
    Taking care of ourselves gets overlooked way too easily!

  • Sometimes we are so busy taking care of others we forget about ourselves. so yes we must take time to care for ourselves
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  • I think all of these are things I can improve on. I definitely need to move more and stick to a sleep schedule.

  • I feel I do great at nurturing our 50 yr old marital relationship. For instance – my blog work day begins between 3- 4am. But when my husband gets up – he’s retired – my blog work stops and I have coffee with him and we watch the news and chat a while. If he wants breakfast I fix that and he often wants homemade biscuits and gravy or french toast – lol Then he usually heads to his workshop out back to do a project and I do what I call my dailies – which includes speed cleaning the whole house in less than an hour and get laundry and supper started in oven or crock pot. And usually at least 1-2 afternoons a week I take meals to folks … it can be anybody .. a neighbor .. or the 87 yr old widow down the street – whatever. I take supper to our kids at least once a week in glad containers …lol along with homemade baked goods.
    From 6pm to 10pm it’s ‘our time’ and I won’t do anything during that time except in an emergency. That’s when we watch tv together and gab some more – We do the juicing, lots of gardening and work constantly to do ‘upkeep ‘ on our home and grounds. SO what I’m saying is that I’m pretty good at everything but making time for me. lol And I can’t tell you the last time I went shopping or did something frivolous Great blog Michele – and great points! .

    • Thanks for your kind words! I am so glad you can spend so much quality time being able to nurture the things you love! Keep up the good work. I am sure you are a great mentor to the younger generations.

  • I need to move more and I need to eat better. This year I am going to focus on that more so that I can feel better!

  • It is so important to take time out for yourself. We often forget to make sure we are okay and rested. I try to take one day a month for myself.

  • Sherry

    I don’t focus on self-care enough. I tend to put everything else ahead of myself. I will have to follow these tips.

  • Amy Desrosiers

    I am one of them people who also focuses on everyone but myself. I need to make time to treat myself.

  • Kristin

    This is so great I am totally one of those people. Treating yourself is so important!

  • Self-care is so important! I’ve been trying to make myself more of a priority- both with my health and building a support network of other moms.

  • These are all great ideas! I love the idea to nurture the soul more. I’d like to try some meditation maybe mixed with simple yoga.

  • Thank you so much for sharing these! I really need these tips! I want to give more attention to myself this year as my resolution. 😀

  • Great information here. I am working on self care this year. In the end, I hope to live a little longer and mentally be more stable. Do the preventative stuff now while I can.

  • This year is going to be my year of CHANGE. I have a number of medical issues and I am making a point of trying to sort them out this year. We’ve lived in the same home for 12 years and we will be moving in a few months … change. I am adjusting my diet, my mind, my life and hoping that this self care will work to improve my life as well as those around. Great post with awesome tips and suggestions!

  • DogVills

    this is a great tips, ive been out of focus for myself lately, it is because of workload! i should start giving myself some time and care! thanks for sharign!

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