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I.M. Tips

I.M. Tips

FOOD IS MEDICINE   One of the greatest things to be your best self is good health. For so many years I’ve been a stress eater, now turning 50 this year, I’m just becoming aware of how it makes me feel physically. I used to drink Mountain Dew Code Red by the 2 liter daily just to stay awake because my schedule so busy. #notimselfcare! Now, I’ve figured out ways to eat/drink and have energy instead! Get to know your body and what fuels you. Berries, Veggies, Fruits, Lean meats, Healthy Fats, WATER (my nemesis but also my hero) see how your body feels after a couple of days. Need help, email me and we’ll do this together! Here’s a couple of my favorite sites for recipes and food as medicine advice.   www.ajourneytowholeness.com  ~  www.setthetablewithlove.com  ~  www.wavingtrees.com  ~  www.dietdoctor.com

FOOD IS MEDICINE

One of the greatest things to be your best self is good health. For so many years I’ve been a stress eater, now turning 50 this year, I’m just becoming aware of how it makes me feel physically. I used to drink Mountain Dew Code Red by the 2 liter daily just to stay awake because my schedule so busy. #notimselfcare! Now, I’ve figured out ways to eat/drink and have energy instead! Get to know your body and what fuels you. Berries, Veggies, Fruits, Lean meats, Healthy Fats, WATER (my nemesis but also my hero) see how your body feels after a couple of days. Need help, email me and we’ll do this together! Here’s a couple of my favorite sites for recipes and food as medicine advice.

www.ajourneytowholeness.com ~ www.setthetablewithlove.com ~ www.wavingtrees.com ~ www.dietdoctor.com

CLEAR CLUTTER   Not everyone prefer a minimalist lifestyle, but you don’t have to be a minimalist to to clear clutter. Think of it as clearing your energy space. I’m no expert, but I’m a mom of 5 and at for function sake, I kept/keep what we need. I rotated clothes, toys, and things collected that we no longer used every 6 months. I kept our treasures (family gifts that they may have wanted to keep and show their children or reminiscence one day by child and bin)

CLEAR CLUTTER

Not everyone prefer a minimalist lifestyle, but you don’t have to be a minimalist to to clear clutter. Think of it as clearing your energy space. I’m no expert, but I’m a mom of 5 and at for function sake, I kept/keep what we need. I rotated clothes, toys, and things collected that we no longer used every 6 months. I kept our treasures (family gifts that they may have wanted to keep and show their children or reminiscence one day by child and bin)

SLEEP   I’ve been an insomniac for as long as I can remember. From sitting and waiting for my dad to come home from work on 2nd shift at 3, 4, 5 to being a single mom and working 3 jobs to provide. As a new mom, I know it’s difficult to regulate sleep but if you can find ways to grab a nap here and there, it’s worth it. Even after my kids grew up, between mubering (mom ubering) I still found it hard to get sleep in. I’ve learned a valuable lesson, I may get “everything” done, but did so at the sake of my mental and physical health. Here’s a couple of tips I’ve used in the past.  Show up to Car Rider 1 hour early and take a nap. You’re on time and you get a little power nap in.  Take mini Sabbaticals each day, even if it’s just for 5 or 10 minutes. If you do this daily every couple of hours you’ve almost gained an hour of self-care.  I KNOW THIS IS EXTREME…Take the entire car seat out if your child is asleep and grab a quick nap. They can’t go anywhere and you get your rest.  Ask a friend/family to come over while you sleep and watch the kids. Your friend group is important, and it’s OK to ask for help.

SLEEP

I’ve been an insomniac for as long as I can remember. From sitting and waiting for my dad to come home from work on 2nd shift at 3, 4, 5 to being a single mom and working 3 jobs to provide. As a new mom, I know it’s difficult to regulate sleep but if you can find ways to grab a nap here and there, it’s worth it. Even after my kids grew up, between mubering (mom ubering) I still found it hard to get sleep in. I’ve learned a valuable lesson, I may get “everything” done, but did so at the sake of my mental and physical health. Here’s a couple of tips I’ve used in the past.

Show up to Car Rider 1 hour early and take a nap. You’re on time and you get a little power nap in.

Take mini Sabbaticals each day, even if it’s just for 5 or 10 minutes. If you do this daily every couple of hours you’ve almost gained an hour of self-care.

I KNOW THIS IS EXTREME…Take the entire car seat out if your child is asleep and grab a quick nap. They can’t go anywhere and you get your rest.

Ask a friend/family to come over while you sleep and watch the kids. Your friend group is important, and it’s OK to ask for help.