You know that old saying March comes in like a lion, and goes out like a lamb? Not for me, not this year. March has been a raging tyrannosaurus rex- all month long. I’ll spare you all the details for now, but let’s just say my stress level is at a 9.5 and I’m looking for anything to make my life a little easier at this point Was I ever grateful to get to try Lil Beanies! They’re easy, cheap- only about $1.86 at Wal-mart, everyone likes them (!), I can toss the container in the diaper bag and they’re way less messy than those adult cheesy poofs- and way healthier to boot! All the ingredients are easily identifiable, actual food! No genetically modified ingredients, no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives, 2 grams of protein per serving, 1 gram of fiber, which is something we struggle with getting enough of. Good nutrition is always important, but especially when things are stressful. As is drinking water; an way to make this a bit easier is to fill a water bottle and stash it in one of your bottle pockets. Getting outside, connecting with loved ones and physically moving the stress out of your body are all important, too. Backyard ballgames with the kids cover all these, the good kind of multitasking! We all know to get the proper amount of rest, doing so is another thing altogether. Assuming you’re doing the best you can to deal with stress, what are some everyday little helps that can carry you through a rough season?
- Do only the absolute necessities. If this means using paper plates, plastic cups and utensils for a short season, so be it.
- Along those same lines, if saving your sanity means buying bottles of water or prepackaged snacks, go for it.
- Better yet, toss those Lil Beanies in the diaper bag and go out to eat. Guaranteed to get a beautiful smile from the little ones, which makes everything better.
- Keep up with the one load of laundry a day.
- Have whatever can be delivered, delivered. Pizza, food, clothing, whatever. Wal-mart delivers in a lot of areas; you can get some Lil Beanies sent to your house! Worth it.
- Keep up with your prayer, Bible study, whatever your particular spiritual ritual is. Life saving, in so many ways.
- Ask for help. Most people really do want to help, but aren’t sure what to do. Be specific.