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2015 has been an incredible year for me. We launched Baby Chick on Mother’s Day this year, I got married on July 4th, my other business, BBP, has been getting busier and growing — to name some of the big milestones. I am completely overwhelmed with gratitude for all of these blessings. I truly believe that many of these great things happened because I’m constantly working towards improvement, growth, and making a difference. I never stop. This is something that can be amazing because you’re making things happen, but sometimes it can be a problem…
The people that know me personally know that I always have a project that I’m working on and it usually has to do with one of my businesses. I’m constantly trying to figure out how I can grow and help more people, particularly women. The only thing is, when you work so much and put all of your time into other things and other people, you don’t have the time to take care of yourself. This is the problem and this is something that I seriously struggle with. I’m not making healthy meals for myself, I’m not working out like I should, I’m not reading enough, I’m not drinking enough water, I’m not spending enough time outside, I rarely even take the time to do something as small as to paint my own nails. It’s sad because I’m not taking care of myself the way that I should. When my health started failing this year, I recognized that this was a huge problem. Then I realized I wasn’t alone…Mothers understand exactly what I’m going through.
It’s natural to put everyone else first and make sure that their needs and wants are being met and that they are all happy and healthy. We are caretakers. That’s what we do. Mothers are usually the last ones on their own lists, which is something that I know all too well. Well, this new year — 2016, I’m making a change. That’s right. This year is going to be different. I’m going to make a conscious effort to focus a little more on me, my health, and live a healthier, more organic life. And you know what? I think that you should join me on this journey. 🙂 It’s time to start taking care of us. A happy and healthy family starts with a happy and healthy mom.
I’m excited about this new goal and to start this process. But let’s not expect to change our lives completely overnight. That’s unrealistic. I believe that slow and steady wins the race. People who set goals and jump into them without a plan, more likely than not, do not reach their goal and end up going back to their old ways. For example, people that say that their New Year resolution is to lose weight, they immediately buy all healthy food, start going to the gym every day and throw themselves full force into their goal. The problem is, because their brain, body and schedule aren’t used to these new lifestyle changes, after a few weeks or months, most people give up. I’m not saying everyone does, but the majority does. This is why starting with some small, simple changes and then building on those changes is the way to go. And that’s what I’m gonna do! This year let’s make those small changes together and see what we accomplish by the end of the year.
I will be documenting my journey to living a healthier life, growing organically, and sharing my story once a month on the blog. I not only want to grow my businesses and my relationships and better the world, but I want to grow as a woman, as a wife, as a friend and better myself. This is the first step to doing just that. The more that we take care of ourselves, the greater things we can accomplish.
When you think about it, there are so many things that we can try and there are so many different, incredible companies that believe in this way of living. For example:
- Visiting your local organic farmers market
- Buying organic foods at your local grocery store
- Trying new and different workouts
- Practicing meditation
- Making new cleaning products
- Taking the time to read more
- Growing a few herbs or starting a garden
- Testing healthier, organic products — for your home, beauty, hair, skin, fertility, etc.
Speaking of testing organic products, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting some wonderful companies and test some of their services and organic products which I’m excited to share. Some of them are Honest Beauty, Anna Naturals, Birds & Bees Teas, Tom’s toothpaste, and more. Next month I will be sharing my experience with Rustic MAKA’s effective natural deodorant stick which is a completely natural option that you will love.
Remember that even small changes can make a huge difference to both the environment and to your health and the health of your family. So let’s focus on the ‘mother’ in motherhood and give back to ourselves by growing organically. Because when you give back to yourself and take care of yourself, you are better able to take care and give back to others.