In our fast-paced, manic world, there never seems to be enough time. We’re constantly running around trying to fulfill the steady stream of responsibilities that continuously wash over us. Rushing to work, caring for children, parents, pets, bills, repairs, and on and on it goes. But within our calendar of work and chores, we need to add one important responsibility to our to-do list. Taking care of ourselves.
The simple act of sitting quietly and drinking a cup of tea, enjoying a warm bath, or listening to music can do wonders for our well-being. The importance of stopping, breathing, and being in the present moment – even for just a few minutes – is incalculable. Ideally, we can take it a step further, and use our fleeting moments of peace to check in on our lives, bodies and minds. Notice the state of our mood, pay attention to any health issues that might be nagging us, focus on the messages our bodies are trying to relay to us.
Once we give ourselves the attention, care and love that we regularly give to others, we can restore and sustain our health, happiness and energy. To that end, let’s focus on a few parts of ourselves that might need our loving attention.
In the constant hustle and bustle, it’s easy to ignore our state of mind. Often, it requires an extreme mood shift, such as anxiety or depression, for us to pay attention to how we feel emotionally and mentally. To prevent this, it’s important to periodically stop “doing” and start simply “being.”
The majority of Americans report feeling stress on a regular basis. Fortunately, there are many things we can do if and when we feel stressed (see post 8 Ways to Naturally Reduce Stress), including exercise, meditation, cuddling with a pet, and taking herbal supplements. Stress-relieving herbs called adaptogens have been used for centuries to foster balance, focus and calm. Stress Remedy™ contains nine of the world’s most powerful and effective organic herbal extracts to do just that.
It’s remarkable how many of us routinely experience digestive issues and the variety of ways our gut affects various parts of our bodies. Not simply responsible for the digestion and absorption of nutrients and the elimination of toxins, our gut is also vital for our immune system, hormone regulation, and overall mental health. That’s why it’s essential to pay attention to the state of affairs in there!
Taking probiotics, prebiotics and digestive enzymes are great ways to recalibrate the gut microbiome and optimize our overall digestive health. Enzyme Power™ has a potent, full spectrum of digestive enzymes that enhance the digestion, absorption, and utilization of nutrients across all food groups. It’s a great way to care for our gut.
Getting a luxurious facial is a wonderful way to cleanse, exfoliate and hydrate the skin – and a heavenly way to shower ourselves with love. And who doesn’t want beautiful, radiant skin? Another way to rejuvenate skin from the inside out is with one of the planet’s most powerful antioxidants - astaxanthin. Derived from organic freshwater algae, SuperPure® Astaxanthin promotes healthy skin tone, texture, elasticity & moisture levels.
We lavish our time and love on our spouse or partner, children, family, pets and friends. And while it feels good to make others feel happy, it often comes at the expense of reserving time to give ourselves the love and attention that we need. The very symbol of love, the heart, is often in need of our extra attention – especially for those with cardiovascular disease running in their families.
A healthy diet, exercise, stress reduction and targeted supplements are key strategies to maintain good heart health. Heart Protector® supports the whole cardiovascular system – from circulation and blood vessel integrity to healthy levels of cholesterol and blood pressure – so that we can spread our love to those around us for many years to come.