“me time” for busy mums doesn’t come easily by any stretch. We’ve pulled together some of our top tips for taking some precious time for yourself – so that in return, you can be the best version of you for your family!
Some of the best “me time” involves doing nothing but staring out a window or sleeping. Taking a nap is a great way to renew yourself with some downtime. Have you ever just sat in your garden on a nice day to see whatever you see? I love the feeling of my body ceasing to move then commencing on thinking of nothing. For me, it’s the perfect way to regain my composure and peace of mind.
For many, exercising can make all of the difference between a good day and a bad day. A lack of exercise can lead feelings of unhappiness, …
We just adore babies. They’re cute, lovable, and so much fun to cuddle. And with babies come lots of great baby products that busy mums can borrow. Make that trip to the baby aisle less of a chore and lots more fun when you realize just how many of those deliciously scented baby items are great for you, too. Here are a few baby items to get you started.
Aveeno Baby Eczema Therapy Lotion. I love this lotion. I started using it on my son to help soothe his eczema a couple of years ago. Of course, it worked great for him, but I found that it helped soothe my dry winter skin, too. It goes on smoothly, soaks in quickly, and doesn’t give you that cold chill that a lot of grown-up lotions leave behind. And it feels and smells so good!
I remember as a young mum and a busy reporter sometimes lamenting the darker side of feminism. Being a mum and a professional seemed then to be a “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” proposition – you were either letting family time get in the way of work or work get in the way of family. My neice, now expecting her first child, is experiencing a similar situation. She was recently faced with a situation of either doing an arduous several months of dream-job training right around the time her baby is due or putting the training on hold so she could spend time with her soon-to-be-born daughter. “I want to do it all,” she told me.
According to Shine, former Lehman Brothers CFO Erin Callan recently wrote an opinion piece for the New York Times in which she stated that she has regrets now over trading her …
Do you need that extra “kick” in the morning from your cup of coffee? Have you tried diet pills for weight loss or energy in the past? Has your coffee lost that “jolt” or has your diet pill lost it’s effectiveness? If you answered “yes”, then please read on, because you could be one of the many Australians that suffer from adrenal fatigue, a very serious condition that can cause long-term health effects if not corrected.
Our adrenal glands are extremely important to how our bodies react to stress. We all know that stress can cause heart disease and obesity, among other things. They need to function properly in order for our bodies to function properly. Stimulants such as diet pills cause our bodies to go into “fight or flight” mode, which is why we get the burst of energy that they bring. This “fight or flight” mode is constantly …
Most of the exposure came from pesticides on fruits and vegetables. Farmers spray crops to keep down the weeds, spray plants to kill insects and as further a precaution spray fruits and vegetables. U.S. pediatricians say there has been little research on how these chemicals effect children.
The American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Environmental Health urges the government to do more testing and evaluations on the thousands of chemicals children come in contact with every day. The Toxic Substance Control Act of 1976 is ineffective and outdated. Only five chemicals have been regulated in the past thirty years and chemical companies are not required to test their chemical products for human safety before marketing.
Toxic chemicals are in toys our children play with, foods they eat and the air they breath. 27 trillion lb. of chemicals are produced in the U.S. or imported from other countries every …
Single people also do not have to waste time mainly at work. They can get involved in youth centre acticities and become members of charity organisations. Single people have lots of power when trying to strike a work life balance and this can lead to them becoming better people.
We all are guilty of bitching in the office ime and time again. One reason for this is the amount of time that we spend with a bunch of people we have absolutely nothing in common with, and this can be transpired into sending negative vibrations into our bodies. We have to unfortunately work as part of a team whether we like ti or not and this can produce contempt at some point. We can also become so exhausted and tired of being walked all over that it presents a problem later on.…
Are you suffering from fatigue caused by long periods of stress? Adrenal Fatigue can affect a person’s ability to get enough rest to support the endocrine system, causing the adrenal glands to work inefficiently.
The adrenal glands regulate the body’s hormones, including a hormone known as cortisol which helps the body to deal with stress. Adrenal Fatigue symptoms can be associated with both low or high cortisol levels. The Mayo Clinic staff warns of the potential adverse reactions the body can have to prolonged periods of stress including heart disease, sleep problems, digestive issues, depression, memory impairment, obesity, and even skin conditions in their article titled: Constant Stress Puts Your Health at Risk.
Testing for Adrenal Fatigue
It is easy for someone to misdiagnose themselves with Adrenal Fatigue when they may actually have another medical issue. With the rising costs of physician care including lab fees many people …
Do you have a constant feeling of depression and fatigue? Do you feel that even if you stayed in bed all day, you would still be too tired to function efficiently? What about your overall health issues? Feel like your body is shutting down little by little? Is your weight gaining even though you’ve drastically cut back your eating habits?
These are just a few of the factors that were controlling Lisa’s life. Then by what she calls pure chance, she found one answer to all of it. Although she’s still not completely back at the level she wants, she says she “is on the road to a better me”.
Being a single mum with a full-time job, livestock, and your everyday trials and tribulations is stress enough for anyone. Add to that a hoax of medical problems that seemed to be compounding daily, …
Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is a chronic disease that is the number of cases continues to increase throughout the world, including in Indonesia. Now, diabetes is no longer an enemy of adults, but also children.
Data coordination endocrinology research unit in the entire Indonesian children ever released Directorate General of Disease Control Ministry of Health at the beginning of an environmental March for example, shows that the number of people with diabetes in children and adolescents under 20 years of recorded 731 children.
Meanwhile, Diabetes and Nutrition Center (PDN) Dr Soetomo Hospital never make estimates that in 2009 there were approximately 650,000 children in Indonesia suffered from diabetes and type 2 diabetes constituting the majority of the figure is obtained by calculating the five per cent of the total 13 million people with diabetes mellitus of all age groups in 2009.
While the Department of Child Health, Faculty of …
The most challenging part of working in Student Affairs on a university campus is trying to develop a healthy work-life balance. I love my job, my coworkers and the students I advise but it’s challenging because I have to schedule activities around students’ academic classes. This means my coworkers and I not only work 9-to-5 in the office but we also have meetings after dinner and events on the weekends. As a mother, this can be hard on my family so I feel additional pressure to create a healthy work-life balance. These are five tips I have learned the hard way through my years working in this field.
Realise you don’t always have to be there
This was one of the most important lessons I learned. Since I enjoy my work, I was always on campus. It didn’t matter if I was responsible for the event, I was there. This …