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I’m sure that you are just like me. Once you had kids, you put yourself on the back burner. I’m betting you take care of the kids, your partner, your house and even your pet before you finally start to think about taking care of yourself. As Moms, we tend to do this way too often. There’s so many days where taking a shower is last on my list because I’m making sure everyone else is taken care of. I’m hear to tell you that it’s finally time to start taking care of yourself. If you want to make a brighter difference in the world like I do, we need to take care of ourselves! It’s important for not only our physical and mental health, but it’s so important for our kids to see us taking care of ourselves too.
There’s a few things I’m doing to brighten my life and I’d love to hear what you are doing too! I’m always looking for new ways to take care of myself.
Drink more water
I used to be SO good about drinking water. When I was pregnant with my twins years ago, I would drink more than 120 ounces a day and I continued that even after they were born. Now, I bet I’m drinking only 40 ounces of water a day and way too much coffee! Drinking more water makes your skin look better and gives you more energy so I’ve been making myself drink more and more each day!
I belong to a gym but I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t like to exercise. Nope. BUT I’ll also be the first to admit that I feel so good after I exercise. It gives me more energy and it’s helping me both physically and mentally. I can’t always get to the gym but I have been starting to take walks with my girls now that the weather is cooling off. That fresh air totally clears my mind and gives me a new perspective!
Yes, I’ve got a blog where I share my life but I’ve found that putting pen to paper has been a great way to do something for me – even if it’s just sharing some things I’m thankful for in my life, some positive things that are happening or something that is troubling me. If you don’t have time to write, I highly recommend the One Line a Day journal.
I’ve always loved volunteering but have found that it’s hard to find the time – you know what I’m talking about! But if you make it a family affair, everyone benefits. I’ve been talking more and more to my son about helping people in need and we have enjoyed volunteering together – most recently collecting money for troops overseas!
Oh, mamas. I am the one who throws my hair up in a ponytail and runs out the door with no make-up. There’s so many days that I don’t even wash my face! I’m changing all of that by adding Neutrogena® Naturals Brightening Moisturizer into my routine. It’s just another way I’m putting some brightness into my life!
This lightweight formula with 94% naturally derived ingredients provides moisturization while skin-brightening lemon peel, an effective bionutrient, works with your skin to even skin tone in just 4 weeks. I love anything that has a clean, lemon scent and can even my skin tone, so I knew that this moisturizer was for me.
It’s clinically proven to reduce the looks of skin discoloration for visibly brighter, more even-toned skin and formulated with no harsh chemical sulfates, parabens, petrolatum, dyes, phthalates. I love that it’s lightweight and it seconds as a sunscreen, which is a big plus for me. Plus, Neutrogena® Naturals has designed their packaging with the goal of minimizing an impact on the environment by using recyclable, post‐consumer materials and renewable resources whenever possible – now THAT is making a brighter difference in the world!
What are some eco-friendly things that YOU are doing to make a #brighterdifference in your life?