The harsh winter months are quickly approaching along with the dreaded flu season. The cold bug already circulated through our house recently and it stayed for far too long. As moms we tend to take on a big chunk of the to-do list and responsibilities leaving us tired and prone to illness. Now is the time to relax and recharge and I’ve got a few tips on what to keep in your winter self-care arsenal.
QUICK GUIDE TO WINTER SELF-CARE FOR WOMEN
BabbleBoxx recently gifted me this box filled with relaxing teas, yummy treats, immune boosting supplements and more. As the winter months approach, it’s good to have certain products on hand for easy access. The first thing I reach for when I’m sick is tea. I’m not normally a hot tea drinker, but tea is so soothing on a sore throat along with a spoonful of honey. Red Diamond sells a premium line of teas and coffee perfect for a cozy afternoon on the couch. The Red Diamond Green Tea is all natural and available in single serve tea bags being made exclusively from the finest, handpicked green tea leaves.
Naptime is usually my quiet time as well on the weekends. I love to make a hot cup of coffee or tea and sit down with a snack and book or catch up on my shows. SMASHCRISPY Treats are like the adult version of the childhood favorite. They are gluten-free, non-GMO and come in yummy flavors like Cinnamon Churro, Strawberries & Cream and my personal favorite, Mint Chocolate Chip. (Use code SNACKSMASHCRISPY for 25% off at Smashmallow.com)
While I do try to stay on top of my vitamins year round, echinacea and zinc are my go-to’s when my daughter brings home an illness from school. Pure Synergy® Rapid Rescue® is a cold and flu remedy that contains echinacea elderberry extract along with olive leaf, oregano and other immunity boosters. Moms don’t have time to be down, so it’s important to fuel the immune system the best way possible. (Use code PURESYNERGY15 to save 15% through 12/31/18 at TheSynergyCompany.com)
There’s nothing that can get a person down more than a head cold. Painful sinus pressure and congestion can be combatted with any one of Neo-Synephrine Nasal Sprays different strengths. Plus it’s the only medicated nasal spray approved for children ages 2+ up to adults. You can find it at Walgreens, Walmart, and Amazon. (Coupons are available on Neosynephrine.com.)
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Last, but not least, you need a good read to keep on hand. Now that my kids are getting a little older and more independent, I find that I’m able to read more and listen to audiobooks. Louisiana’s Way Home from Candlewick is a middle-grade novel that touches on finding your way and discovering who you really want to be. (This and Raymie Nightingale along with other titles can be purchased at Candlewick.com with code CANDLEWICK for 25% off.)
No matter how you choose to unwind, with a good book, nap or indulgent treat, just make sure you carve out time for yourself this winter. You can’t take care of the people around you without first caring for yourself.