As a busy mom and wife I find myself trying to do anything I can to feel my very best during the winter and cold season.
I can’t afford to take a “sick day” when it comes to caring for my kids, and keeping up with the day to day duties. Now that school is in full-swing I know my family is being surrounded by new germs and I want to try and keep my family- and me- as healthy as possible.
While sometimes getting sick is unavoidable, I believe there are a few things that can be done to help you feel your very best– especially during the winter months!
I have been trying my hardest to implement these four things in our home and I think even though they are simple- they can be effective!
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Wash Your Hands
The minute my girls get home from school or church the first thing I have them do is wash their hands! It seems so simple but it can be so easy to forget.
I also wash my hands after being at the grocery store, around sick people, before and during and after cooking- you get the idea!
It might sound silly but I make sure to buy soap with scents I really love, too! My kids like the foam soap and I feel like they waste it less when they have the pump. Doing small things like that can really make it easier to have your household remember to wash their hands more.
Get Plenty of Sleep
I am so guilty of staying up too late- watching a show or scrolling through social media. And I pay for it every. single. morning. On the off chance that I do fall asleep before ten I always end up feeling so rested in the morning. When my girls sleep through the night they are also more chipper, alert and pleasant to be around.
When your body gets the rest that it needs it is allowing it more time to fight off those nasty germs and illnesses that pop up in the winter. When you feel rested and have had a good night’s sleep your mood and energy will automatically be at its best. Even if it is tempting to stay up late- remember how good it feels to get that extra sleep! It will benefit you in more ways than one!
I am the queen of sanitizing!
Nothing is more satisfying to me than taking a sanitizing wipe and rubbing it on door knobs, light switches and handles. Maybe that makes me sound a little crazy but I can just imagine the germs I’m washing away! And if the germs are getting washed away then I know I’m doing my part to keep my home healthy and clean.
I keep wipes in all my bathrooms and at every sink so that I can easily sanitize any time. Keeping wipes handy has made it so easy to clean daily which definitely helps keep things tidy and clean. Which is one more way to help not only you feel your best- but your home, too.
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Remembering to take your vitamins can be so hard- trust me- but once you get in the routine it will become like second nature! And if you’re like me- you’ll feel good knowing that you’re doing something to keep you feeling healthy and strong. And because sometimes I feel like I don’t have a lot of time for the “extra me stuff” during the day- It helps me to know I am doing something good for myself by taking them.
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Because there’s nothing worse than feeling less than your best during the busy winter months I hope you will try to implement these four easy steps to help you feel your healthiest each day.
*Based on the 2016 U.S. News & World Report – Pharmacy Times Survey.
†These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent any disease.
Cindy Maudsley lives in Utah with her husband and three young daughters. Aside from writing, her passions include her family, faith, and spreading infertility awareness. She also loves a good book, Netflix binge, diet Coke and Target run