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Feel Your Best This Year

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Feel Your Best This Year

Feel Your Best this Year | Stay at Home MumFeel Your Best This Year

Feel your best this year, we’ve all made our resolutions for the year and vowed that 2013 will be a great one. So what are you doing to keep up with your promises to yourself? Below are some simple solutions to making every day of 2013 a good one!

Get Enough Sleep

Make it a resolution to go to bed a little earlier this year. You most likely won’t be able to sleep in if you have kids which means it is up to you to get that extra sleep at night, even if this means skipping out on your favourite late night shows. Record them for the weekend or watch them online at an earlier time the next day.

Ditch the Diets

This year, instead of trying to stick to an impossible diet comprising of one actual meal and five shakes or bars that wouldn’t fill up an infant let alone a grown woman, try eating everything in moderation. Fill your plate with plenty of fruits, beans, veggies, meats, fish, breads and even chocolate cake just make sure you are not going overboard. Moderation is the key to success in any healthy eating plan.

Cut Out the Toxins

We’re not just talking about the main culprits tobacco, junk food and alcohol, but also anything else that makes you feel crummy, emotionally or physically. This may include certain friendships and habits as well.

Exercise

You don’t have to follow the pack of lemmings and join the gym in January but there are plenty of other ways to get fit or at least feel a little better. Start by walking with your family at night once it cools down or look into various free exercise programs available to mummies in your area.

Focus on Family

Put family first this year. Instead of trying to accommodate everyone you know, only choose activities that will benefit you, your partner and the kids. This may mean cutting out certain plans but de-cluttering your schedule will mean more time to focus on what counts your family

De-clutter the House

On your weekends off, spend some time tackling each room in the house and getting rid of the things you never use or need anymore. You may have enough items to have a garage sale or try your luck selling the things on eBay or selling sites on Facebook. Or, you may be able to donate some of the items. Whatever the case, you will make space for new items and de-clutter in the process.

Start a Savings Fund

Whether you are saving up for a new car, a vacation at the end of the year, a new roof for the house or anything else, make a fresh start with a savings account designed especially for this goal. If the item is under $1000, then you may wish to simply save up and put the money into an envelope or jar in the house. Or you may wish to take out a special savings fund. Online savings accounts are free to set up and offer some of the most competitive interest rates out there.

Take a Ten Minute Breather

Every day take ten minutes to do something for yourself. Enjoy a cup of coffee on the deck; paint your toenails; or read a chapter of a book. This ten minute me time will keep you feeling refreshed, grounded and stress-free.

Focus on a New Hobby

You probably have a bucket list of certain things you want to do before it’s time to go. Whether it’s learn how to cook, taking a pottery class or writing a book, there is no better time to start than right now. Go for it!

About Author

Jody Allen

Jody is the founder and essence of Stay at Home Mum. An insatiable appetite for reading from a very young age had Jody harbouring dreams of being a pu...Read Moreblished author since primary school. That deep-seeded need to write found its way to the public eye in 2011 with the launch of SAHM. Fast forward 4 years and a few thousand articles Jody has fulfilled her dream of being published in print. With the 2014 launch of Once a Month Cooking and 2015's Live Well on Less, thanks to Penguin Random House, Jody shows no signs of slowing down. The master of true native content, Jody lives and experiences first hand every word of advertorial she pens. Mum to two magnificent boys and wife to her beloved Brendan; Jody's voice is a sure fire winner when you need to talk to Mums. Read Less

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