Prioritizing self-care can seem daunting – many of us are balancing stressors like never before and our
to-do lists and concerns sometimes feel insurmountable. And when our priorities shift, whether planned or unplanned, our mental and physical well-being can be moved to the back-burner while we tend to other little (and not so little) fires.
However, we must remember that in order to take care of others, we must take care of ourselves. Stress build-up can run havoc on the immune system. And while we all know we aren’t going to eliminate stress completely, we can manage it and help reduce its effects. If you are like most, it’s a daily struggle, but there are some simple ways to bring yourself back into focus.
Establish a Health Care Routine Yes, put yourself first for a few moments each day. Think about what makes you happy. Maybe it’s a quiet cup of coffee, browsing the local market, yoga in the morning, meditation in the evening, a good book? Whatever feeds your soul, try to work towards bringing that routine back into your life, little by little and day by day. Even starting the day with five cleansing breaths can go a long way towards starting a self-care routine.
Just Do the Next Right Thing Self-care means being able to let go of the things we can’t control, or the things that don’t bring us joy, so we can push forward. Sure it makes us vulnerable, but it also can be so very freeing to experience.
Give it a Boost Nourishing your body by incorporating herbs and supplements into your daily routine is an important component of self-care. (Everyone needs a little extra help in that department these days.) Immune health supplements can help fill up your tank and return balance. Some of our Top Picks:
New Morning Market Wellness Booster – Assists the body’s natural defenses by promoting a healthy immune system, upper respiratory system and mucous membranes.†
New Morning Market Quercetin Complex – Supports the antioxidant Vitamin C in the body and assists with a healthy inflammation response.†
New Morning Market Vitamin D3 5,000 IU – Promotes a healthy immune system and supports healthy bones with the adsorption of calcium.†
New Morning Market Chelated Zinc 30 mg – An important mineral found in every cell in the body. Zinc is required for the proper functioning of the body’s natural defense, protein synthesis, wound healing and growth hormones.†
New Morning Market Organic Chlorella – Assists immune and liver health, normal cellular growth, and has detoxifying and alkalizing benefits.†
Be grateful Self-care also means finding gratitude in your life. Whether it’s keeping a gratitude journal or simply saying “thank you” to yourself as your head hits the pillow. Stop and take a moment each day to reflect on the goodness. I promise it will go a long way.
Remember, at the end of the day, all we can do is the “next right thing”. So take a deep breath, be kind to yourself and communicate your needs as you move forward in the journey of self-care.
†THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN EVALUATED BY THE FOOD & DRUG ADMINISTRATION. THIS PRODUCT IS NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT, CURE OR PREVENT ANY DISEASE.