The Little Moments That Matters: 7 Steps To A Better You #Wholeblends #sk

Women do it all — there’s no denying that. I work all day, and as soon as I shut off that part of me, I have to jump right into the kitchen and help my kids with their homework while I’m cooking dinner. It’s a 24-hour job, and if there’s an off switch, I haven’t found it yet. Thank goodness I only have one speed — crazy.

I have learned over the years that in order to survive this life I have to cherish the precious moments, to stop and smell the roses. I have to take a deep breath, look my children in the eyes and tell them I love them with all my heart and soul at least a few times a day (even if their response is always, “I know, Moooommmmm!”).

When I want to find myself, nourish myself, and remember to honor my body and soul, I’ve found that the following ideas have led me in the right direction. It’s not always about the hustle and grind — this, coming from a workaholic.

Sometimes it’s just about recognizing that I’m important enough to care for on my own. If you are looking for ways to work toward a better you, I have seven easy life rules that can help you feel more confident, happy, beautiful, and free.

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Take time to see your friends

I mean your actual friends, not adults that happen to be at pre-school pickup. See your girlfriends! Get a drink after work or grab a cup of coffee while the kids are in school, but connect and connect often.

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Exercise — and make it part of your weekly routine

Can’t find time to get to a gym? No problem! Thank goodness for the Internet. Pick an instructor on YouTube, and do all of your workouts at home for free. You have no excuses. It will clear your mind, and you will feel so good about yourself — trust me.

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Hang out with your mom

She misses you. You miss her. What’s the problem? If your mom is far away, call her, Skype her or text her. Just connect. This goes for anyone else in your family who comes top of mind as you’re reading this. If it’s your aunt who’s very special to you, give her a call instead. We all get busy, but don’t let that be an excuse. Remember, it’s just five minutes.

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Pamper yourself

You deserve it: bubble baths, spa appointments, mud masks, you name it. Find time to squeeze in these indulgences, and recognize that these rewards are earned! All those hours spent on everyone else need to be balanced out with hours spent on YOU!

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Don’t take yourself seriously

My best friend always loves to make fun of the fact that I’m an only child. She gets such a kick out of it, and I laugh at her laughs. It’s all in good fun. Find people who make you smile and stay by their sides. In short, loosen up.

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Travel often

Even if it’s day trips out of your neighborhood, take them. Whatever you need to do, just get out of your normal routine and unplug. It will define you. Traveling the world has made me into the person I am today. All those experiences are engraved on my soul. Teach your children to have a passion for exploring as well.

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Do things that are out of the ordinary — and out of your comfort zone

I was invited to attend Disney’s D23 Expo and dressed up every day while I was there. It was SO crazy for me to do, but I loved every second of it. Lots of laughs! Break your own shell.

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About Vera Sweeney

Vera Sweeney – mom, blogger, and New York resident – is the founder of Lady and the Blog. Her main focus is to help busy women stay on top of the latest style, culinary, and parenting trends.

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  1. Mami2jcn wrote:

    I take a walk to clear my head.

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  3. Kelly D wrote:

    I wear a little bit of makeup and make sure to exercise every day.

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  4. CR Williams wrote:

    I usually wear makeup and get my hair done.

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  5. Julie Wood wrote:

    I love to start the day by getting up early and making a fresh pot of coffee and doing my hair and listening to music. Having me time really helps me be a better mother and I also go out early in the morning and breath the fresh air and go for a walk. This energizes me before the kids get up!

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  7. Elena wrote:

    I pray and try to stay positive

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  8. Natalie wrote:

    Every single morning I get up early to either go for a run or to go to the gym. I like to exercise daily because it makes me feel better and less stressed.

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  9. Amy Tong wrote:

    The steps I take each day to get to a better version of me include giving myself a big smile in the morning and count my blessings. And pass on those smiles throughout the day.

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  11. Margaret Smith wrote:

    I like to enjoy music. It puts me in a good mood and makes me a happier person. Thanks so much.

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  13. Jessie C. wrote:

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  15. Michelle Richardson wrote:

    Some steps I take each day to get to a better version me are to stay hydrated, get a walk and some Vitamin D in. And go to bed at a decent time.

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  17. Lisa Brown wrote:

    I try daily to learn new things, improve my mind, do good for others.

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  19. Elizabeth pergande wrote:

    I love every moment I can spend with my kids.

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  20. Jessica To wrote:

    I try to get up before my son to clear my head to be a better version of me.

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  21. Cynthia C wrote:

    Most days I make time for a daily walk while listening to an audio book. It really clears my mind and refreshes my attitude.

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  23. Madeline wrote:

    I’ve been working on listening more closely to people in order to better myself.

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  25. Kristen wrote:

    I agree with your advice to travel…even if it’s just to the next town you don’t go to everyday. I love to stop in to a new shop and chat with the people there or hang out in a different coffee shop. It’s great to switch up your routine, meet new people and see things in a new way.

    Posted 5.8.16
  26. Harmony B wrote:

    I try to set daily goals, Whether its exercise or decluttering the house. keeps me motivated

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  30. Debbie B wrote:

    I have started exercising on a regular basis and it makes me feel much better

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  32. Tabathia B wrote:

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  34. sandra wrote:

    I go to the gym regularly to help me feel better

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  35. Erika wrote:

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  36. Will G wrote:

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  39. Susan Smith wrote:

    I’m eating healthy and taking daily walks to get a better version of myself.

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  40. OFG wrote:

    I exercise a few times a week. It gets me out of the house and clears my mind.

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    I make sure to read at least 3 books a month to keep myself informed.

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  42. ann wrote:

    I really love taking cycling classes and just working on myself each day

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  43. Melody wrote:

    I read everything I can.

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  44. Michele Baron wrote:

    I treat other ppl the way I would like to be treated

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  46. Susan Christy wrote:

    I try to do something every day to build my self confidence

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  47. Laura wrote:

    I try to remember to be kind to others daily to build a better version of myself.

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  48. donna wrote:

    making sure that i take care of myself mentally and physically 🙂 Yoga helps a bunch!

    Posted 5.29.16
  49. Erica B. wrote:

    I take time everyday to get some relaxing time to decompress.

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  50. susan smoaks wrote:

    to be the best version i can of me, i get up early and workout. then i do my best to eat healthy all day. i want to live a long healthy life so I can help others along the way.

    Posted 5.29.16
  51. Lisa Voyce wrote:

    I’ve been stepping out and doing things by myself and have become comfortable with it.

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  52. Sarah L wrote:

    To take care of myself I swim 3 times a week, sing in a chorus and volunteer at the Botanic Gardens.
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  53. kjasus wrote:

    i go to the gym every day, or try to!

    Posted 5.30.16
  54. kim h wrote:

    My sister and I go to the gym fice evenings a week. Its great sister bonding plus good for us!!

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  55. Whitney Bellows wrote:

    I make sure to get at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep every night to feel my best.

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  58. Terry Stevens wrote:

    I do daily self-talk daily to stay positive during my second round of cancer.

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  59. Shawn Gallagher wrote:

    I like to donate when people for charities stand in the road and collect

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    I do yoga in the morning.

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  61. Thomas Murphy wrote:

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  63. julie wrote:

    I focus on having a healthy mind and body!

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  64. Laurie Emerson wrote:

    I try and do something a little different each day to become a better you. I might ride my bike to work which is 15 miles or try to do yoga. Each thing gives me a better understanding of me

    Posted 5.30.16
  65. Ellie Wright wrote:

    I eat healthy and get plenty of exercise.

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  67. Bert Ruiz wrote:

    I start my days with prayer and thanksgiving. Having a relationship with the LORD helps me be a better me #Sweepstakesentry

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  68. Faith J. wrote:

    I try to walk my dog at least once a day

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  69. ANGEL JACKLYN wrote:

    I TRY TO LAUGH MORE

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  71. Jaime Cummings wrote:

    What brings out the best in me is yoga, inspiring workshops, running in nature, laughing with friends, dancing my socks off, getting stuck in an amazing book.

    Posted 5.31.16
  72. jules m. wrote:

    i try to eat right, get exercise, get plenty of sleep, and laugh!

    Posted 5.31.16
  73. angie wrote:

    I struggle with anger and anxiety. Because of this, and because I care about not only my health and happiness but my partner’s health and happiness, I meditate daily to keep things in check as much as possible.

    Posted 5.31.16
  74. Tabathia B wrote:

    I drink water daily and try to walk daily

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  78. Jerry Marquardt wrote:

    The steps that I take each day to get to a better me include taking care of myself physically and taking vitamins.

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  80. Emily N. wrote:

    I have been exercising daily.

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  81. marie wrote:

    i focus on my physical health every day!

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  82. Kristen wrote:

    I try to notice and talk to new people that I encounter each day.

    Posted 6.1.16
  83. Kelly D wrote:

    I wear light makeup and style my hair to get a better version of me.

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  84. natasha Lamoreux wrote:

    I try to eat healthy and excercise to keep me healthy and on track.

    Posted 6.16.16

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