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Life has been really exciting in ways I never quite imagined. During the last several months, I was accepted into a book that means a lot to me, I photographed two weddings, I became a regular writer for a website I have always admired, I got a dream kitten (who is currently messing around with my wires), I found out both of my sisters are pregnant, first grade started, and I managed anxious feelings about school as well as I could, and a zillion other things. I’ve felt finally, like I’m in motion.
In other ways, though, it can be very challenging to me in January. I’m a sun and light person, and to have the cold and the darkness is harder for me as an adult. I miss ample light opportunities for photography. I miss running around the yard with my kids. I miss easy fresh produce from the CSA. I miss seven months without colds, stomachaches, or fevers. No runny noses or late night coughing. I miss feeling my best every day, and I also miss feeling inspired and energetic most of the day.
With the new year just begun, I’m more focused than ever on starting 2016 off on a healthy note. As per usual, my goals are on bettering myself physically, mentally and emotionally, and on staying healthy with the help of Nature’s Truth products.
Two of my favorite products are Melatonin and Turmeric. Melatonin is a hormone in our body that helps to regulate sleep cycles. Nature’s Truth’s Melatonin helps maintain a regular sleep cycle and it comes in a tasty berry flavor and a quick dissolve capsule if you have difficulty swallowing pills. Melatonin promotes optimal rest and relaxation.*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Turmeric is another favorite. It’s a spice commonly used in curries, and it’s also a natural tonic that can be used to support the immune system.* Turmeric contains natural compounds known as curcuminoids, which have strong antioxidant properties. **These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Overall, my Nature’s Truth products make me feel better to live a healthier lifestyle. Have you ever heard of the Honestly Good Challenge? Nature’s Truth challenges you to try their products for 30 days. If you don’t feel the difference that these premium vitamins makes, you get your money back. It’s the perfect jumpstart to your new year! Visit the Honestly Good Challenge HERE, and sign up for discounts, prizes and more. I am doing the challenge too!
It’s actually not very easy for me to remember to take vitamins or medications. Since I think it’s such an important part of life, I created a life of my top ten ways to remember to take my vitamins daily. I think it pays off!
1. Combine taking vitamins with a daily task. A common reason that people don’t take their vitamins is that they simply forget. It helps me to take my vitamins at the same time every morning while I make my kids’ breakfast. I may skip breakfast, but I will NEVER forget to make my kids’ breakfast. Ok, they will never let me forget. This works much better for me than taking my vitamins at a free-floating time of the day.
2. Create a self-care ritual every day. Everyone has their rituals and ways of feeling good. You can take your vitamins the same time each day that you are carving time out for yourself. This could be time to drink coffee or tea, read a magazine, take a long walk, meditate, stretch, or write. It can just be 10-15 minutes, but make it enough time to add your vitamins routine in.
3. Set an alarm! I don’t even set an alarm to wake up in the morning, but I can set one for the time of day in which I’m making my kids’ breakfast, which doesn’t vary much from day to day, especially during school days.
4. Enlist the help of a loved one. Do you have a loved one also ready to sign up for the Honestly Good Challenge? Or have a loved one remind you each day to take your vitamins. Find someone who is positive and always there for you.
5. Keep it visible. Out of sight, out of mind. Leave your vitamins in a visible place. I’ll go into more detail below.
6. Get a large calendar. You can get large calendars at most stores this time of year. You can use them to write down when you take your vitamins every day. Leave the calendar in a visible place too!
7. Are you at your computer a lot? Set up electronic reminders, email, or text alerts. OR, why not have your screensaver be a message to remind you to take your vitamins?
8. Sticky notes, of course. Personally, I’m impressed with the wonder of sticky notes. You can buy them nearly everywhere and write down what you need to do each day, then leave them where you’ll notice them.
9. Do you also take medications? There are companies that offer a variety of pill devices, medication computers, vibrating watches, automatic dispensers, beepers, and other alarms to keep you on schedule.
10. A pillbox might be your best bet yet. I thought about sticking mine on the wall next to my computer but had more luck with the fridge. All you need to do is buy some magnetic sheets from the office supply or dollar store. One side of each sheet has adhesive, so you can cut it to size, peel off the backing and make a magnetic pillbox! Like magic!