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Our families are dear to our hearts, and it goes without saying that we would do any responsible thing to protect them. As 2020 rolls in, it’s important that we take a step back. Making sure we are doing everything we can to ensure our family’s well-being as a priority this new year.
Practice Greener Living
A way our families can practice mindfulness and take accountability this year is by placing emphasis on your impact on the environment. You can start with simple changes like switching to metal straws, develop recycling habits, or growing and sustaining a garden. Not only does this benefit the planet, it teaches your children the importance of how their actions can influence others. There are even kid-specific tips to living green that can help jumpstart your greener lifestyle routines.
Establish a Secure Life Insurance Plan
While life insurance is intimidating to discuss, its also one of the most responsible things we can do for our families. With children who are financially dependent on you, locking down plans for a stable future allows peace of mind. There are several different life insurance policy options, so be sure to have discussions in deciding not only how much, but which kind of coverage will best suit your family’s needs. Life insurance recommendations can differ depending on factors such as your age, health, family history, and more. With that being said, it’s critical that you take time to research and review with a professional. This way, you’ll gain comfort knowing your family is in the best place possible, even past your time with them.
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Talk Body Positivity
With a large self-care movement happening, 2020 is a great year to fully embrace self-love. Even though we all hold some insecurities, proactively starting conversations around body positivity can have a profound effect. It can shape the minds of our own children’s views of themselves. Reassuring our family that they are loved just as they are, but it also exemplifies the way we should be speaking to ourselves on a regular basis. Become a role model for your children by talking to yourself the same way you hope they would to themselves. A simple way to start is by asking your family to select body-positive mantras to help keep a confident mindset.
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Invest in Wellness-Boosting Products
Treating ourselves and our loved ones to new products is always fun, especially with items we use on a daily basis. To take more responsibility, invest in products that also add value to your overall health and well-being. Whether these are items like blue-light-blocking glasses that work to block harmful UV rays from screens or chemical-free sunscreens, purchasing products that benefit our bodies can create more sound spending habits. It is also an opportunity to show care for your family at the next level. Check out some of the top-trending health and wellness products you can add to your collection this year.
Spend Time in Reflection
Just as Maya Angelou has said, “if you don’t know where you’ve come from, you don’t know where you’re going.” As families progress into a new year, they should spend time looking back on the last 365 days and celebrate triumphs, learn from failures, embrace challenges, and let go of past troubles. Inner reflection can remind us of our blessings and condition our thoughts for a productive and thoughtful journey. This final tip also encourages us to look at all these different ways we can improve while being more responsible for ourselves and families in this new year.
What responsible things are you doing for your family this year? Please share your ideas and share this post.
LaToyia, The Motivated Mom