It can be so easy this time of year to lose track of your wellness regimen. You start off strong, with all the best intentions to keep ahead of the germs that get passed around, and to restrain yourself from overindulgence when holiday treats abound. But all too often, the comforts of past habits sneak up, and you find yourself going to bed too late, eating things you know you shouldn’t, and neglecting your wellness precautions. Oops! But it’s okay, because it’s never too late to start (or restart) doing the right things.
We had fun participating in our local “safe trick or treat” on Halloween, and Big Brother was very good about remembering his manners (proud parents over here). We don’t keep the candy, because none of it has anything we want in our bodies, especially at this time of year. But before you think that my kids are missing out, check out these fun Spider Cookies Big Brother and I made together! The recipe is from my newest cookbook acquisition, Celebrations by Danielle Walker of Against All Grain. It’s allergy friendly and delicious.
We have been taking our daily supplements: homemade elderberry syrup, NingXia Red, Thieves on our feet at bedtime, cod liver oil, Life 5 probiotics, homemade chicken broth, and plenty of fresh organic produce. I make sure the boys get to bed by 7:30, and have been diffusing immune-supporting oils to keep our home fresh and healthy.
Now that daylight savings time has turned the clocks, we are working to keep our routines and are taking this time to fix any habits we have slipped into that aren’t serving us. I have been going to bed too late, so it’s time to get back into the habit of “bed before ten”. I’m also looking forward to doing some practice runs with more of the recipes from my new favorite cookbook!