This post was sponsored by Nature Made® as a part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central.
This year, I found myself in my doctor’s office twice, both times I sat across from her slyly rolling my eyes and feeling like a rebellious teenager. She was saying things to me like “You know better!” and “You would never do this to your children” and she genuinely looked puzzled as to why I wasn’t taking better care of myself. I didn’t have much to say because I was embarrassed, she was right, there is nothing I wouldn’t do to make sure that my kids are healthy. So why not me?
As a mom, I’ve accepted that I am in a season in my life where I need to make my own self-care a priority. I don’t want to apologize for it, I just need to do it. I want to achieve the mind and body balance necessary to be the mom that my children deserve. I need to take care of them and I can’t do that if I can’t take care of me. So I’ve been doing my best to ensure that my doctor and I never have that type of conversation again. It’s not easy staying on top of all of her recommendations but I’ve managed to keep one promise I made to her. For the past few months, I’ve been religiously taking digestive probiotics on a daily basis.
I’m very proud of this because taking probiotics makes me feel a sense of control as they are important to so many functions of my body.
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Do you make self-care a priority in your daily life as a busy mom?