This post is sponsored by SILKS® hosiery with LYCRA® FREEF!T™ technology. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
A beautiful new year is here, and while resolutions come and go for many of us, I’ve found that it’s much more sustainable to simply create a focus or theme for the year ahead rather than specific targeted goals. This way, I’m continually working along with the theme rather than “attaining” or “failing” at a specific goal.
One theme for 2018 is self-care. “Self-care” is a term we hear often, but what are the steps we can take to embrace self-care as mothers, daughters and wives while ensuring that everyone around us is taken care of, too? It might sound like a challenge, but it’s completely possible to balance both when you take small, focused steps to self-care. Here are 4 I’m trying in 2018:
Eat Healthily and Mindfully
It’s not about a strict diet or eating plan, but rather about ensuring that you’re paying attention to what you’re eating and giving yourself the time to do so. Put down the phone, turn off the TV, and give yourself some time to eat and nourish your body. Indulge in new recipes, be creative, take pride in what you make. Need some ideas? Here’s a recipe for Lettuce Wraps that’s always popular on my blog this time of year!
Keep a Gratitude Journal
It doesn’t have to be anything elaborate, even a note pad beside your bed is handy to simply take a moment to write down the things you feel fortunate to have. Make it a nightly habit to put your brain to bed with a thought of gratitude. It can be anything from the fresh clean sheets you have to a friend you cherish.
I love this idea. We all know how, when we look good we feel good, right? Give yourself permission to put on a dress and go out for lunch just because you want to! Try a new make-up product, put on a favourite dress, hosiery and heels and celebrate the fact that you are wonderful you! Working from home, I don’t do this often enough. I’ve said before that giving up the heels, traffic, and office politics to become a mom, embrace yoga pants, slippers and working from home is the best decision I ever made. Still, a girl wants to pretty-it-up from time to time without giving up comfort. I’ve found the solution!
One of my favorite pretty-it-up staples are my classic, refined style of SILKS® hosiery with LYCRA® FREEF!T™ technology that make my legs look beautiful. Plus, the waistband digs in less and leaves fewer red marks at the end of a long day.
You know that feeling, right? When the waistband of your hosiery digs in and leaves a lovely red mark on your waist? Or when it rolls down and bunches up, leaving a visible line on your svelte frame. Not anymore! It’s no wonder SILKS® hosiery is the #1 Canadian department store hosiery brand – they understand that looking good and feeling good should go hand in hand. Er, or go leg in leg? Putting on your favourite dress and adding a little gloss can do wonders for my confidence, especially in the dreary winter months. Having hosiery that makes me look this good definitely adds to that confidence!
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Get Your Heart Pumping
We all know that exercise is good for you but the challenge is finding something that you actually like to do, because hating every minute on the treadmill isn’t worth it. Who wants to spend 30 to 60 minutes a day miserable? Not me! Try out a new class or activity (there will be a ton of promotions happening in January, take advantage of them) and discover something new that’s good for your heart, and soul.
What about you? What are you going to do in 2018 to promote your own self-care?