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Self Care is Selfless and Essential

Self Care is Selfless and Essential

Self-care is both selfless and essential to our health.

 

We cannot perform at 100% if we do not take the time to check in with ourselves to see where we need some extra love and support. We MUST do this for ourselves; no one will do this for us.

Make a goal to set aside AT LEAST one day each week to re-set in order to focus on filling yourself back up and to acknowledge yourself for being the amazing person you are.

Self care comes in various forms. Consider what you might be needing by asking yourself, “What am I missing? Am I feeling stuck, lost, scattered, bogged down, apathetic, overwhelmed, or anxious?”

Consider the following:

I feel stuck! 

Then get MOVING: walk, run, swim, bike, hike

I feel lost!

Then take CONTROL by decluttering, rearranging a room, deep cleaning a drawer or room, and/or completing a long-standing item on your To Do List.

I feel scattered!

Then focus on BEING PRESENT with yoga, meditation, and/or deep breathing. Download an app on your phone if you do not have access otherwise.

I feel bogged down!

Then EXFOLIATE with a hot bath and body scrub, manicure, foot soak, and pedicure, and/or facial.

I feel overwhelmed!

Then RELAX by journaling, writing a list of things you are grateful for, reading a book, and/or watching a favorite movie.

I feel uninspired and apathetic!

Then get your CREATIVE juices flowing by working on a hobby, creating a vision board, and/or making a list of positive affirmations to place all-around your home.

I feel anxious!

Then seek COMFORT. You can do any of the items above, coupled with a warm blanket, your favorite food, and/or taking a long nap.

White Teeth on a $5 Budget!

White Teeth on a $5 Budget!

Love white teeth but hate to pay the high cost of whitening strips that only whiten the front of a few of your teeth?

This hack is absolutely perfect for the DIY’r because you probably already have these low-cost products sitting in your cabinet somewhere. You are going to create a low-cost mixture that is great to use weekly to keep the entire surface area of all of your teeth whitened.

GATHER YOUR SUPPLIES

1 tsp baking soda

½ tsp hydrogen peroxide

1 squirt of your favorite toothpaste


DIRECTIONS

 

Mix the baking soda, hydrogen peroxide and toothpaste together in a clean container.

Use the mixture to brush the entire surface area of all teeth. 

This should take at least two minutes. 

Rinse, and enjoy the results!

 

If your gums become sensitive while you are brushing them, immediately rinse your mouth with water. This whitening DIY trick is NOT recommended for people with sensitive teeth.

That is seriously all there is to it. I know, right?! 

See more cool tricks and tips at funonthehomestead.com

STOP Stinky Foot Odor in its Tracks!

STOP Stinky Foot Odor in its Tracks!

Do you or a loved one suffer from stinky foot odor? Stinky feet are optional!

How to get rid of stinky feet.

My husband has been coaching football for over 20 years now, and he can ruin a good pair of tennis shoes one day out in a rainy practice. Fortunately, I know just how to tackle foot odor!

You probably have these ingredients at home already!

Gather Your Supplies

All you need is blue Listerine, distilled vinegar, water, and a basin for soaking. My husband happens to wear a size 18 shoe, so we have to use TWO basins for him! We got these white ones at the local dollar store.

Prepare the Magical Concoction

Mix 1 cup Listerine, 1 cup vinegar, and 4 cups of very warm to as-hot-as-you-can-stand-it water.

This is all you need to stop stinky food odor in its tracks.

Hope this helps all of you with kids in sports, too!

Soak feet often to keep stinky foot odor away!

Check out more cool, inexpensive DIY tricks at funonthehomestead.com.

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