As a mom of three young kids, I unfortunately say no to myself far too often. But, this year I'm making an effort to make more time for me. More moments of indulging, more moments of pushing myself, and more moments of reflection. I call them “Moments of Yes”.
This year, I'm saying yes to that hike. I'm making time for the picnic. I'm finding the time to travel. I'm saying yes to stopping work periodically so I can eat at regular intervals. I'm saying yes to me, for me.
And, with classic flavors like Chicken Noodle and Minestrone with Kale or exotic flavors like Mediterranean-Style Wedding Soup, there's a new and exciting variety for every mood or occasion. I stock the pantry with a selection of our favorites every few weeks and then it's easy to take time for myself. Seriously easy. In fact, heating up a bowl of soup is easier than 99% of the things I do each day, so taking that time for me is non-negotiable. It's even easy to heat up and then take with me in a thermos for our days out. That way, I've got a hearty and delicious treat with me at all times so I'm not tempted by unhealthy snacks or finding myself waiting too long between meals. This portability makes it easy to take that hike I promised myself or go on one of our epic adventures and take this Moment of Yes with me, which leads to even bigger wins. And at the end of the day, I can fall into bed exhausted in all the right ways, excited about the next adventure and my next Moment of Yes. I may not be disappearing on weeks-long girls’ getaways anytime soon, but these small moments have such a profound effect on my mental wellbeing. The biggest hurdle for me was giving myself permission to say yes to myself, but once I did that, the small Moments of Yes ended up having a great impact.
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