I’ve spent the past two weeks thinking about my lifestyle and have taken some time to reinvest in my own wellness by really breaking down what’s working, what’s not working, and what I can do to feel better each day (more on that Friday!). It’s easy to look back on the healthiest times in my life and to forget about the path it took to get me there. Working out regularly, eating less processed foods, meditating, and having a great work/life balance did not come easy back then and I have to remind myself the work it’ll take to get back to that healthier lifestyle.
Wellness means different things to different people and I find that the steps one takes to reach their wellness goals changes over time. My goals are not the same as they were when I was 25. As a mom, my wellness goals take a unique shape and I find myself looking for wellness tips and tricks that are convenient. Although I’ve maintained some of the healthy habits I created years ago, there are quite a few areas I’d like to improve upon and bring back. I am committed to making myself a priority again and it has been nice reinvesting in my wellness these past few weeks and to creating realistic actions I can take to improve my wellness. I have plenty of room to grow, but I’ve enjoy getting myself back into the wellness mindset.
As I mentioned earlier this year in my first “Busy Mom Wellness” post, wellness was a lot easier when I was single and had more time. I worked out whenever I wanted, traveled around the world, socialized with friends multiple times a week, and had greater success in my goal to reach a healthy and happy weight. Some days are easier than others, but am always eager to hear what’s helping other moms, what tips working moms have, and any short cuts to help me through the day. My hope is that these Busy Mom Wellness posts will help other moms who are searching for wellness tips and will give women a platform to share there own wellness advice.
- Moments only working moms understand! This video made me chuckle! I don’t work in a corporate setting, but I related to a number of these experiences. I’m sure all moms have moments only certain people will understand. What are your moments?
- I really need to clean out my closet, put away my summer clothes, and bust out my winter wardrobe. I’ve seen it all over the internet, but I’m trying to create more of a Capsule Wardrobe, not only so I can mix and match my clothes, but also so it’s one less thing I have to figure out in the morning and/or spend money on over time. I’ve always purchased clothes I love and feel comfortable in, but they often go out as quickly as the seasons change. I’m trying to be more intentional as I buy clothes, focusing on more basics and mix and match pieces. Have you built up a capsule wardrobe?
- I don’t do a great job of planning out my vacation days and how I’ll use the ones I’ve earned each year. I do an even worse job now that I have a daughter in daycare. Our daycare closes for vacations and I’m determined to line up our vacations with when they’re closed. I want to be more intentional with my vacation days and to invest more in my wellness, rejuvenation, and family instead of scrambling to use up vacation days here and there before the end of the fiscal year. How do you use your vacation days?
- Y’all know I am a planner, a goal setting, and a journaler! Have y’all heard about Bullet Journaling? I think it is the most adorable way to organize and plan. This website has some great articles. It made my type A heart smile. Are you into bullet journaling?
- I can’t believe Thanksgiving is a month away and Christmas is just around the corner! Every year I want to start planning, prepping, and shopping early and I always find myself scrambling the week of Thanksgiving and the week before Christmas. What do you do to prepare for the holidays?