Tips to be Your Best Self
Thank you to Boiron for sponsoring this conversation.
You’ve probably heard the expression you should put your oxygen mask on before you can tend to the needs of others. And this certainly applies to modern motherhood! We are truly doing ourselves and the people who depend on us a disservice when we don’t remember to care for ourselves.
Therefore I’ve created a routine which I’ve coined “Tips to be Your Best Self,” and if you are a mom, educator, volunteer aka a MULTI-Tasker extraordinaire, these tips will help you seamlessly live life as your best self (so you can be the best for all of those who depend on you as well!)
Keep reading for Tips to be Your Best Self and let me know if you have any additional tips to share!
1) Take Care of You aka reduce your stress and get a good night’s sleep!
One way we can be our most productive is to get a good night’s sleep and another way is to be focused and stress free whenever it is necessary. Achieving this by more natural means is a goal we can all appreciate.The good news is that Boiron provides homeopathic remedies that can help you successfully tackle both of these important situations with the right tools in your tool box.
If you are taking a test, giving a presentation or nervous about any everyday activity, you can take StressCalm,which can help you be your best self in any situation.
These homeopathic plant-based meltaway tablets can calm you without drowsiness and are non-habit forming. Let’s face it, preparation is just part of optimal performance, but staying focused without nervousness (which can also be aided by taking StressCalm) can provide additional benefits to put you over the top. There are no known drug interactions and can be taken before any big event. They come in boxes of three sleeves of 20 meltaway tablets and have no artificial sweeteners, flavors, preservatives, or colors. Just take two melt-in-the-mouth tablets (no water needed) 3 times a day until symptoms are relieved.
Getting that good night’s sleep is sometimes a problem and Boiron has a solution for this too. SleepCalm is a melatonin free, non-habit forming, plant-based, meltaway tablet. Just take two tablets before sleep; the tablets melt in the mouth without water. This can lead to a good night’s sleep and keep that nervousness, jet lag, night shift work, or an overactive mind at bay. There are no known drug interactions and no artificial sweeteners, colors, flavors, or preservatives. They also come in sleeves of 20 with 3 sleeves per box for adults and it is available in SleepCalm Kids liquid doses for children over 3 years old.
Arming yourself with these two Boiron homeopathic remedies SleepCalm and StressCalm will give you the relief you need at the moment you need it to truly help you to be your best self. Nothing is more important than taking care of yourself.
2) EXERCISE! I want to maintain the body that I was given and keep it running as well, and as illness-free as I can. I exercise every day for at least 60 minutes; for my heart and other muscles in my body. I also think it strengthens bones and has psychological benefits. I’ve started off by making a workout plan that mixes it up. A good rule to follow: include at least four cardio exercises and two or three strength training circuits. Use the off days to allow your muscles time to recover and get stronger.
Know when to stretch. While it might seem like the best thing to do, stretching before a workout may put you at risk of injury. Try stretching your muscles for 15 seconds AFTER you warm up. You are less likely to get hurt from stretching if your muscles are already warmed up.
Keep track of your workouts as well as your food intake using a tracking log. The wonderful thing about tracking your exercise and food intake is that it allows you to see any progress you have made, and gives you a visual picture of the habits you might need to change in order to hit your ultimate goals! Tracking your progress is also a wonderful tool to help motivate you through your transformation.
Stay loose.Whether it comes from a lack of confidence or a determination to lose weight fast, beginners are particularly prone to tensing up when working out. Relax the muscles you're not working, and focus on the ones you are. You'll have more energy and get better results.
I strengthen my mind every day by reading, and in this way I am exercising my mind and sharpening my intellect. But I’ve taken my love of reading and how it has helped me to live my best life one step further. They always say be the role model you want your kids to emulate, and having them see my nose in the pages of a book certainly encourages them to do the same. When my son was a preschooler, I relished reading him books; together we'd let our imaginations become fully invested in the story's characters and the valuable moral lessons imparted. And yet, this little boy, who stacked his books in a pile, and patiently waited for me to read them all, is now less than thrilled to read the book his 11th grade teacher assigned him! So how am I regaining a bit of that magical reading relationship we once shared? We’ve started our own book club! Here are some tips to get you going.
* Meet monthly for at least two hours and keep the group to a maximum of six kids to allow enough time for each person to express his/her thoughts.
* Arrange activities and crafts to correlate with the book's themes. If the book takes place in another time period, dress up in costumes, visit places and/or cook up the foods mentioned in the book, and take photos for a book-club scrapbook.
* Offer sweet snacks for the parents and kids.
It's a wonderful way to get to know your child on another level as he shares his insights about the book. It also provides a fabulous jumping-off point to expose kids to undiscovered passions and a love of reading.
I’ve stopped spending so much time with people who don't enrich my life. How many people do you regularly spend time with, even though you don't really want to? You know the ones: Perhaps your sister-in-law is constantly asking to get together, but spends the entire time criticizing everything from your clothes to your career to your parenting. Or maybe a certain frenemy peppers the conversation with backhanded compliments and one-upmanship, making you feel like your whole life has been one long series of bad decisions. So when it comes to Tips to be Your Best Self – cutting out people who don’t truly let me be my best self is definitely at the top of my list!
These are my tips on how to live right and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Incorporating Boiron homeopathic medicines is a key to this healthy lifestyle. I’m all about taking a truly proactive role in maintaining my overall wellness so I’m healthy and don’t succumb to burnout for my kids all year long!