This post is sponsored by Nature’s Bounty®. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Always talk with your doctor before adding any supplements to see if they are right for you!
The holiday season is probably my favorite time of the whole year, but it is also probably the busiest as well. Add kids on top of the usual agenda and things can get pretty chaotic! As a mom, I try my best to maintain good health and self-care throughout the winter season. Today I’m sharing a few of my favorite ways to easily add in some healthy habits no matter how busy life gets!
I feel like one of the most important things to do is get a restful night’s sleep. However, sometimes, especially for myself, this can be the hardest. I occasionally struggle with sleepless nights, and a lot of times when the kids go to bed, I feel like it is one of the only moments I have to myself and therefore try to get everything done in this window. Unfortunately, that makes it hard for me to wind down and to turn my brain off to fall asleep. This is something I have been making an effort to work on, so one of the first things I started to implement during my nighttime routine is supplementing with melatonin.
I’ve been using Nature’s Bounty® Sleep 3 which contains 10mg of melatonin and calming L-Theanine. It has both a quick-release melatonin and a long-acting melatonin which has helped me to fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer during times of occasional sleeplessness.* In addition to this, I try to charge my phone away from my bed because otherwise I have a tendency to scroll on my phone for too long while trying to fall asleep. I also try to devote a little bit of pre-bedtime to myself for self-care. Sometimes that means watching a tv show alone with a cup of peppermint tea and sometimes that means a bubble bath with a face mask. Either way, I try to create that little special time to help me unwind.
Another important step I take in self-care is to wake up before the kids and enjoy a cup of coffee alone. I find this to be the most helpful for me to set my goals for the day. Admittedly, I don’t always get enough of the nutrients I know my body deserves – specifically fruits and vegetables.
One of the ways I get quick nutrition during a busy day is by making a smoothie. My favorite smoothie lately has been frozen blueberries, fresh watermelon and unsweetened 100% cranberry juice. It is SO good! I also take a dose of Zinc from Nature’s Bounty® for immune support no matter the time of year.*
Last year, I was really good at exercising daily and I found that along with that increase in exercise, I also had an overall boost in my energy. I have tried to make exercise a priority for myself again and currently my goal is for a 30 minute bike ride each day. There are so many resources now for indoor exercise and literally anything for 20 minutes will help! If you’re lucky and a day comes by that isn’t super cold, try to get outside for a walk. Being outside is incredible for my mental health and luckily with living in Florida, I can still spend most days outside during the winter.
If you’re interested in trying either of the Nature’s Bounty® products, you can grab them on sale at Publix with the Extra Savings promotion from 12/18-12/31. I hope that you find one or two of these small changes to be helpful towards maintaining a healthy lifestyle this holiday season and all year round! Enjoy all of the moments of magic that this season has to offer!
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.