Why Self-Care Is So Much More Than Just Getting My Nails Done

If there is one life lesson that I think we can all take from 2017 moving into 2018, it’s that self-care has heavily been on the forefront of so many people’s lives. It’s crucial really. After all, how are we able to take care of those around us if we aren’t taking care of ourselves? Being a busy mom, I more often than not realize that I have yet again, put myself on the back burner in order to make a quick meal for my kids or run them to an activity instead of doing what I knew I needed for myself. And then I get frustrated. Or worse, I end up sick because of lack of balance in my life. So here I stand in 2018 and my eyes have been open to an even bigger picture: self-care is so much more than just getting my nails done.

Yes. For real. There were so many publications this year that boasted how we all need to take better care of ourselves, which ended up mostly trickling down to beauty routines, massages and twice a month manicures. But even after all those special treatments and night cream, if I haven’t taken care of myself from the inside out, I’m still struggling with my self-care.

So where do we go from here? We make changes in our life. Simple, everyday changes to impact our overall health and boost immunity start with Renew Life Ultimate Flora Probiotics.

Being human takes guts. Make sure yours are up for it. And all your good health and digestion starts right there in your own gut, so start the new year with a renewed focus on you to achieve overall balance. A healthy gut can impact so much more than just your digestion though, it plays a role in your happiness (95% of your body’s serotonin, the happiness inducing neurotransmitter, is made in the gut.), diet, sleep and even your period. Taking a daily probiotic, like Renew Life Probiotics, helps ensure your gut is balanced with good bacteria.

Beyond that, if one of your goals is weight loss in the new year, taking a daily probiotic and having a healthy gut can help you fight off bad food cravings, too. (This is what I would call a win, win situation.)

Probiotics have played a big role in my life since they were recommended to me about five years ago by a coworker. Until then, I was pretty much living my life with constant gas (the painful kind, from head to toe) and bloating and always felt a bit off. Once I started taking them, so much changed and I honestly began to feel more comfortable in my own skin. When my daughter was born and started having tummy troubles, we found ones catered to her age group and used them religiously, too. And now, even my husband has jumped on board the probiotic train. Renew Life Ultimate Flora Probiotics has been a brand that we have trusted for years and something you will always find on my nightstand.

It’s easy to figure out which probiotic is right for you (because there are lots to choose from!). Simply visit renewlife.com to take a quiz and learn about the positive benefits you and your family receive from a healthy gut.

I wish you all a very happy and healthy new year!

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Written by Allison Cooper

Project Motherhood is a lifestyle blog with a parenting, fashion and healthy lifestyle focus. I believe that moms should never lose sight of the cool things in life when they become a parent so I work hard to bring them the latest products, how-to's and ways to live the healthiest life possible.