To Resolve or Not to Resolve
I don’t make New Years Resolutions. I never have and I never will. I firmly believe that when you come to the realization that you need to make changes in your life there is no time like the present to get started. Setting resolutions for a new year often sounds like a good idea but I feel it brings with it a certain amount of pressure that isn’t always healthy. Now I understand that some people actually NEED that pressure, that they thrive under it. But not everyone does. And what happens two weeks into the new year when you fall of the wagon? And let’s be honest we all fall of the wagon. Changing habits, especially trying to rid ourselves of bad and/or unhealthy habits is hard work and we don’t always succeed right off the bat. We need to put ourselves in a place where we can realize and accept that we might not get it right the first time but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try again.
How many of you have vowed – on Monday I’m going to start eating right, hitting the gym, etc etc? Most people I know do this, including me. And you might get off to a great start. But maybe around Thursday something happens, you have a little too much ice cream, you miss another day at the gym. It’s so easy to then write off the rest of the week, giving in to all your cravings, and vow to start again next Monday. This is how I feel about making New Years Resolutions.
Now, just because I don’t make resolutions that commence on January 1st every year doesn’t mean I don’t set goals for myself. Believe me I have enough bad habits that I could resolve to change something every month of the year (at least). Sometime last year, don’t ask me for a date because I don’t have one, I decided that I need to put more time in effort into working out. Before I became a mom (and even during my entire pregnancy) I was diligent about exercise. If I wasn’t working out at least 5 times a week then I was probably sick. But then the baby came. And she was a “difficult” baby. And then I went back to work. There just didn’t seem to be enough time to be as active as I once was. Yes, kids keep you active to a certain degree and we love spending time outdoors as a family, but I was still missing that dedicated work out time. So I finally decided to make that time. And it feels amazing to have exercise back in my every day routine.
So now that I’ve gotten back on track with my work outs (and yes I fall off the wagon here and there but I just climb right back on) there are other areas of my health that I could also work on. The nice thing about making one healthy change in your life is that it almost always helps you to discover over areas that could use some improvement. My next goal is to work on my sleep. I go to bed with 5 million thought swirling around in my head and sleep can be hard to find some nights. Orange Naturals has a whole line of natural supplements to help everyone in the family with their sleep issues.
One of those supplements that looks like it might be just what I’m looking for is Sleep. Sleep contains gentle and soothing herbs that are brought together in a medicinal combination to help you sleep. It’s formulated to help those suffering with insomnia or restlessness from strain or mental stress.
What areas are you looking to improve upon? It doesn’t matter if you set new years resolutions or decide to make changes anytime of the year, just about all of us have at least one thing we could stand to change, especially when it comes to our health and the health of our family. Whatever those changes are, Orange Naturals is here to help you. A great place to start is to visit the #ONatural blog. You’ll find some great tips and advice on keeping healthy, reaching goals, and how Orange Naturals can help you get there.
A Giveaway to Help you Succeed
I’m stoked that the lovely folks at Orange Naturals are giving one lucky reader the opportunity to win a great prize pack that will help you with your healthy goals. The prize includes:
- 1 year print subscription to Ecoparent magazine
- A copy of the New York Time Bestseller 100 Days of Real Food: How We Did It, What We Learned and 100 Easy, Wholesome Recipes Your Family Will Love?
- and $100 worth of Orange Natural products of your choice!!!
Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter (open to Canadian residents).
Disclosure: I am part of the Orange Naturals Mom Ambassador Program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own