This post is sponsored by Wallaby Organic Greek Yogurt and Kefir and all opinions are my own
As a parent I am always so concerned about the well being of my son. Making sure he gets enough rest, plenty of exercise and of course that he has a nutritious diet. But then I realized that I have been so focused on him that I have neglected myself. Granted the last couple of years of being the sole parent hasn’t been easy, but that is no excuse to not practice self care for myself.
Since this epiphany, I have started to wake up an hour before my son does and use this hour for myself. Starting the day with a nutritious and convenient breakfast has made all the difference. I stock up on Wallaby Organic Greek Yogurt and Kefir at Whole Foods and then don’t have to worry about spending time making breakfast.
Wallaby Organic Greek Yogurt is made with a slow culturing process that gives it a smooth taste without the tartness. Pair it with a glass of Kefir and you are ready to conquer the day! Be sure to print this coupon before heading to the grocery store.
With this new understanding of the importance of self care, I have set aside time in the mornings that is ALL about me. And you know what? It is freaking amazing! I feel fantastic, less stressed and more focused afterwards and feel ready to take on the day.
Here are 5 habits that will help you have a successful morning and self care that will have you feeling great:
Be healthy – Start the morning off with a healthy meal. By keeping the fridge stocked with Wallaby Organic Greek Yogurt and Kefir makes it easy to eat well in the mornings.
Be encouraged – Take the time do to do a daily devotional or Bible study and prepare yourself for any challenges or struggles for the day.
Be active – Go for a run, do some stretches or head to the gym for a workout class. When I start my day with a workout, I feel fantastic and ready for the day.
Be still – Keep that ringer on silent and keep social media shut down. It’s so easy to get stuck scrolling through Instagram and suddenly that 15 free minutes you had to enjoy the morning alone has suddenly disappeared. I try to not check any social media or mail for the first hour of the day.
Be productive – Check your calendar or to-do list for the day and see if anything can be done before heading out the door.
When I am intentional about the way I start the day and making time for myself, I am more joyful and in return so is everyone else in the house. It’s a win-win for everyone!