5 Ways To Take Care of You, For Them
This post was sponsored by SimplyBiotix in partnership with the Mom It Forward Influencer Network. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Not too long ago, I had a bit of a revelation. I was completely burnt out and couldn’t figure out why. After going to a few doctors, my final diagnosis was that I needed to start taking better care of myself.
It is so important to take care of yourself and when you have a family relying on you, it becomes even more important. Habits form without even realizing and the next thing you know, you have completely neglected yourself while you continue to care for your loved ones. But, if something happens to you, who will look after them?
5 Ways To Take Care of You, For Them
Say “no” more often.
At some point, after saying yes to another obligation, I basically had a breakdown. I just couldn’t do one more thing. I finished out my responsibilities to work, volunteering obligations and plans with others and then I became very picky as to what I spent my time doing. If it was going to double book me, have me running across town too many times, or in any way stressing out about how I was going to do it, I said no.
I gave myself time to get a little exercising in. Nothing crazy here folks, just a simple walk around the neighborhood was a great start for me and gave me the time to myself that I needed to relax and unwind.
Make better food choices.
For me, when I am stressed or tired, I turn to emotional eating. Emotional eating for me is sweets and carbs, which really just keeps me on an endless cycle of poor eating choices. By planning my meals, eating more fruits and veggies and by stopping mindless eating, I have really been able to break this cycle and it makes me feel so much more refreshed and nourished.
After a busy day, I would finally sit down to relax and next thing I know I would be browsing the internet for hours on end and it would be 1am. Then I would move to my bed and browse my phone. I drastically changed my bedtime and now after the kids go to bed at 9pm, I shower and get in bed myself.
Take a Probiotic
Probiotics are the “good” bacteria that our bodies need to stay healthy and balanced. They are often associated with digestive health but, truthfully, good bacteria live everywhere on the human body and affect your overall health. You can read more about the benefits of probiotics here.
Probiotics help us and our families live happier, healthier lives and when I started adding daily probiotic supplements to my daily routine and to my kids’ daily routines, we really started seeing a difference in our health.
Now we can see the importance of probiotics and how they can help us and our families live happier, healthier lives. Though probiotic foods are great additions to your diet, adding daily probiotic supplements to your routine will really make the difference in your health. It’s never too late or too early to start!
So what kind of Probiotics should you and your family take?
SimplyBiotix Gutsy is kid-friendly and they will love the berry burst flavor. Plus, there is no need for water so it is an easy, on-the-go way for them to get their daily dose of probiotics for digestive and immune health.
Ear, Nose and Throat sufferers:
Probiotics aren’t just for your gut, they live in your mouth too. Good bacteria balances out bad bacteria, resulting in fresher breath. SimplyBiotix Oral & Sinus supports ear, nose and throat health, oral and immune health. The cinnamon flavored lozenge is sugar free and helps with bad breath.
Gut health sufferers:
SimplyBiotix Gut Health supports digestive and immune health with an innovative delivery system developed with BIO-Tract Technology. Gut Health protects the 2 billion live cultures of the 7 beneficial probiotic strains to ensure these “good” bacteria survive so they arrive in your gut alive. If good bacteria does not arrive in your gut alive, they are no longer beneficial!
SimplyBiotix Max Strength
If you need something to support digestive health and immune health with more cultures and strains, SimplyBiotix Max Strength is a probiotic for those who need extra support. It was developed with the same BIO-Tract technology as Gut Health.
All of SimplyBiotix products are free from soy, GMOs, gluten, eggs, peanuts and tree nuts.
Do you see a pattern here yet? I am slowing down and enjoying life versus just getting by has been critical in me taking better care of myself, so I can take care of my family.
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