A personal wellness lifestyle...hard to maintain, hard to afford, both???
I have found for me, when I trade quality over convenience, I'm pay the price of true health and wellness.
Yet I still do at times, trust me, especially during this pandemic and winter blues season. I have traded in many nourishing dishes for convenience foods because I don't want to take the time. It's my choice and I know that. I can also feel and see the fruits of my labor of convenience...weight gain, sluggish metabolism, and autoimmune skin conditions rearing their ugly head. Truth is, I'm playing clue with my own body when I'm consuming convenient foods. The unwanted health conditions are proof of this.
It's one of the main reasons why I continue my membership with Young Living Essential Oils, a company I wholeheartedly believe creates products with our well being in min. They help with taking the guesswork out of the ingredients they use and offer many resources on helping to decide what products can help with issues you may be dealing with. I go beyond essential oils to help get me back to feeling and looking my best.
This month's order included all of the products in the picture above to help with skin flares (Rose Ointment and Melrose, an essential oil blend that includes tea tree for those pesky skin fissures), frizzy, dry hair (Mirah Lustrous Hair Oil), gum care (Thieves Mouthwash...but also will be used to make a throat spray to combat the dry throat feeling from low humidity), as well as air quality (Eucalyptus Radiata).
I get asked all the time...isn't it expensive? Honestly, no more expensive than loading up on products I think are comparable from Target or other stores. I normally spend less than $100 a month on products that are helpful, healthy minded, and truly do wonders for me. I can't remember the last time I bought a bunch of products from a store where no one could truly help me understand if they would actually help and don't include a bunch of unknown fillers and harmful ingredients. You just won't get that guarantee from any other store.
I came to a point in my life where I was looking at being under a doctor's care and an ever growing prescription list if I didn't change how I was living. That undertaking continues to evolve. Being good to myself and this temple will remain of utmost importance. How could it not be? How could it not be for you? Without a body that is in healthy, working order, how good can you really be in this life? How could any of us be active, happy, relieved, and in the best spirits if we feel run down? We just can't. It's not a sustainable way of living.
So I press on with products and ways of living that take the guess work out of what I'm putting in my body. Next month's order will include a multigreens supplement to help support the body's nutritional needs while I can't get the freshest green food options at my local store.
How are you keeping up with putting in what your body needs without playing Clue?