As a mom of three young kids, I unfortunately say no to myself far too often. But, this year I’m making an effort to make more time for me. More moments of indulging, more moments of pushing myself, and more moments of reflection. I call them “Moments of Yes”.
This year, I’m saying yes to that hike. I’m making time for the picnic. I’m finding the time to travel. I’m saying yes to stopping work periodically so I can eat at regular intervals. I’m saying yes to me, for me.
I bet you’re wondering where this mom of young kids is going to manufacture all this “me time”, right? Well, the best thing about Moments of Yes is that they don’t always have to be difficult. Sometimes it’s the simplest things that make you feel recharged, and sometimes it’s as easy as giving yourself the best. Sometimes it’s as easy as Well Yes!® Soups. Even if I don’t have the time to make all of my soups from scratch, I can still enjoy a hearty bowlful of real nutritious ingredients without compromising on flavor with Well Yes! Soups. Saying yes to the good stuff means that I have what I need to say yes to other things. Things that inspire me, things that make me feel healthier, things that recharge my soul. I find that taking time for me is one of those things that sounds lofty, but once you start making yourself a priority, it becomes easier and easier. And, when you realize that taking better care of yourself leads to more energy, a more positive mood, and ultimately, a whole lot less stress, that makes it the best present a busy mom can give herself. And, unlike other “yeses”, this Moment of Yes is about as easy as it gets – it’s as simple as finding my favorite Well Yes! Soup flavors at the numerous retailers near me. Then, even if I’m short on time or running around with kids, I can still feel good about what I’m eating. Made with nutritious ingredients like chicken meat with no antibiotics, sweet potatoes, kale, and quinoa, I love that each bowl feels like a home-cooked treat each and every time, no matter where I’m enjoying it. Maybe it’s the real ingredients, the lack of artificial flavors or colors, or knowing that they use non-BPA lined cans, but Well Yes! Soups make me feel good and are fully in line with my goals for the new year.
And, with classic flavors like Chicken Noodle and Minestrone with Kale or exotic flavors like Mediterranean-Style Wedding Soup, there’s a new and exciting variety for every mood or occasion. I stock the pantry with a selection of our favorites every few weeks and then it’s easy to take time for myself. Seriously easy. In fact, heating up a bowl of soup is easier than 99% of the things I do each day, so taking that time for me is non-negotiable. It’s even easy to heat up and then take with me in a thermos for our days out. That way, I’ve got a hearty and delicious treat with me at all times so I’m not tempted by unhealthy snacks or finding myself waiting too long between meals. This portability makes it easy to take that hike I promised myself or go on one of our epic adventures and take this Moment of Yes with me, which leads to even bigger wins. And at the end of the day, I can fall into bed exhausted in all the right ways, excited about the next adventure and my next Moment of Yes. I may not be disappearing on weeks-long girls’ getaways anytime soon, but these small moments have such a profound effect on my mental wellbeing. The biggest hurdle for me was giving myself permission to say yes to myself, but once I did that, the small Moments of Yes ended up having a great impact.
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