As moms, we always make sure our children are getting everything they need. We make sure that they are eating healthy and sufficiently, participating in adequate activities, and socializing with friends. We realize that these are all important components of a healthy, happy and balanced life, otherwise we wouldn’t ensure it for our children, but how often do we make sure that we are also meeting these needs for ourselves? With a jam-packed schedule of running our kids around and making sure their needs are met, it’s all too easy to forget about even nourishing yourself.
This can lead to disastrous effects like a trip to the drive-through or binging on unhealthy foods packed with sugar and empty calories. And if we can’t even find the time to eat, forget about making plans to go out with our friends!
Moms don’t have time to not be feeling their very best. Fortunately, there are vitamins and supplements you can take to ensure you are getting everything you need to stay in your best health. Research Verified reviews explain the importance of choosing a supplement from a trustworthy manufacturer. You don’t want a product to do more harm than good, after all. So supplements have you covered on the nutrition front, the rest will take a little more thought and effort from you to make sure you stay in top form and are fulfilled in all ways, physically, emotionally, and mentally.
Remember To Eat
To avoid the frenzied trips to the drive-through or the junky snacks from the vending machine, make sure that you eat something every few hours. Find some non-perishable snacks such as rice cakes, crackers, whole-grain snack bars and keep them stashed in your desk at work or in your child’s diaper bag for when hunger strikes. When packing a snack for your kids, make sure to pack one for you too!
Plan Your Meals
We have all experienced it, probably more than we would like, dinner time is approaching and we have no idea what we are going to make for our family. A quick rummage through the fridge and pantry may find few results and little inspiration as you wonder if you can get take-out again this week. Meal planning is a great way to avoid this. Spend some time each week looking at recipes for inspiration and creating a plan of what meals you will serve before you do your grocery shopping. This will ensure you have everything you need and create less stress when it comes to dinner time.
Don’t Be A Momzie
We are all guilty of it. Staying up late after the kids have gone to bed to binge watch our favorite TV shows, or scroll through our Facebook feed, just to feel like we are getting some ‘me’ time. The result? Feeling exhausted the next day. Not getting enough sleep can affect our focus, patience, and mood. Not getting enough sleep on a regular basis can have a serious effect on our health. So dim the lights, read a book, take a relaxing bath and go to bed early!
Get A Babysitter
With that said, it is OK to go out and do things for yourself. In fact, it is essential! Having date nights with your partner or spending time with your friends is not only beneficial for your relationships, but it is also important for your health. Several studies have shown that those with strong social ties experience fewer colds, lower blood pressure and lower heart rates. Social interactions also help protect your mental health. Social connections provide an emotional support that can help reduce stress and the damage it causes to our body. So don’t feel guilty about that night out or doing things for you, consider it a necessity!
Working out is a great way to fill a lot of your needs. We all know it is good for you physically – it controls weight, makes you feel happier, gives you more energy, and prevents certain health conditions such as heart disease. It can also be social by arranging evening walks with your friends or going to a class at the gym. Kids will also enjoy the activity so it can be a fun bonding time for you and your children. There are many fun ways to squeeze in exercise into your very busy schedule.
Staying healthy and happy is important for both you and your family. This means taking care of yourself physically, emotionally, and mentally. Organization is key. So plan your meals and plan fun evenings out. Make sure you take care of you first, because if your tank is not full, there is no way to give fully to your children and family.