5 Things to Do When You Need to Calm Down + $50 Paypal Cash Giveaway!

Friday, January 15, 2016

One goal I've really been wanting to work on the last few months is to be more patient with my children. Not that their bad kids, because they're not. I actually consider myself to be really lucky in that regard because for the most part, my kids are really mellow. The worst times for me though are right when I wake up in the morning, and right before Derek gets home from work. In the morning I'm just waking up, I'm hungry, and I need to get the kids changed, fed, and clean up messes from last night before I feed myself, and get myself going for the day. Then again around 5pm, it's that time of day when I'm just waiting for Derek to get home, the kids are cranky because bedtime is near, I'm starting to get a headache, and most days, I'm just really tired by the time five o'clock hits. Luckily, I've learned a few new tactics the last few weeks that have made these times during the day a lot easier on me.

 

1. Eat a Good Breakfast, First Thing: I used to get the kids fed, cleaned, and changed for the day, and then clean the entire house, and then get myself breakfast around noon. I learned that this isn't really good for anyone because it just means I'm hangry and tired all morning, and it means I'm more than likely to be cranky toward my kids. Now that Em can self feed a lot better now, I've been sitting down to have a healthy breakfast while the kids eat too, and it's been amazing to eat at 8am instead of noon. Everyone is a lot happier when I've had my breakfast. 

2. Know When You Need a Time Out: I've learned that sometimes its better for me to just take a timeout instead of yelling at my kids. When I feel overwhelmed and exhausted, I usually put Em in her crib with a couple toys, and tell Jay to play in the living room for a couple minutes while I go lay down. He's usually pretty content and I get 10-15 minutes to just close my eyes and relax for a minute. Afterwards, everyone is usually in a lot better mood. 

3. Get Fresh Air: I know in a lot of places, getting fresh air is hard in the winter. Luckily in Georgia, it's still warm enough to go out on walks in the late afternoon. When we've spent a week straight in the house, we all feel a lot better after getting some cool air into our lungs and getting our bodies moving with a walk. 

4. Read a Book: This one is probably most effective when the kids are asleep. This year I'm trying to read lots and lots of books, and the only way to do this is to unplug from electronics. I've loved being able to have an hour each night to just unwind in bed with a good book before going to sleep. 

5. Natrol 5- HTP: When all else fails, and you can't lay in bed, read a book, go on a walk, you can take a 100mg fast dissolve Natrol 5-HTP tablet. They're a plant derived  mood enhancement supplement that stimulates calmness throughout the body by naturally increasing serotonin levels. So when you need calmness, and you need it now, these safe supplements are a great thing to reach for when all else fails. They dissolve in your mouth without water so you can take one anytime, anywhere. I find they're the perfect little boost I need every once in a while when I need a little extra pep in my step to make it those last 15 minutes before Derek gets home. 

Because I want you to have a great start to your new year, and to add a little calmness to your life, I'm self hosting a $50 paypal cash giveaway. Giveaway runs now through Feb 2, 2016 at 11:59pm EST. Enter using the rafflecopter below. Winner will be announced one week after the giveaway end date via twitter. 


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89 comments:

  1. First off- that looks delicious. I keep telling myself that I am going to make something that pretty but then I decided to stuff it in my mouth at once.. lol. I would love to try the Melatonin fast dissolve, I have such a hard time sleeping!

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  2. I would like the calmness of Natrol 5-HTP

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  3. Natrol® Melatonin Fast Dissolve to see if it helps my sleep.
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  4. I would try GUARANA for the energy and appetite suppressant.

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  5. I would try GUARANA for the energy and appetite suppressant.

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  6. I would actually try the Natrol 5- HTP because I have heard it is good for depression and anxiety! Been looking for a good supplement.

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  7. Getting fresh air always helps!
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  9. Betsy Rubendall Barnes
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    I would like to try the Natrol MSM & Glucosamine Joint Supplement :)

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  10. I'd try the Bilberry for my eyes and vision.

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  11. the advanced melatonin calm sleep supplement to help me sleep better at night

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  12. I would like to try the ACAIBERRY DIET. It sounds helpful to me.

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  13. I would like the Ultimate Anti-Oxidant Formula.

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  14. I would like to try the Ultimate Anti-Oxidant Formula

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  16. I'd like to try the B-100 Complex.

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  17. I would love to try the Slenderite supplement to help me manage my weight.

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  18. The 5-HTP Fast dissolve looks promising

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  19. I would try the ULTIMATE ANTIOXIDANT FORMULA®. I'm trying to kick my cigarette habit and need to rid myself of free radicals.

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  20. I would like to try the CoQ-10 Fast Dissolve supplement for a healthier heart. Thanks!

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  21. The Melatonin fast dissolve would be perfect for those odd nights I can't fall asleep.

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  22. I would get COMPLETE BALANCE® FOR MENOPAUSE AM/PM

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  23. I would like to try biotin for skin and hair

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  24. I would love the CoQ-10 or the B-100 Complex!

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  25. I would like to try CALCIUM WITH MAGNESIUM because i need to be healty

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  26. I would like to try the Natrol 5- HTP. I struggle with anxiety sometimes and this sounds like it may help.

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  27. The 5- HTP supplement sound really good ..... I'd also try some of the sleepaids like the advanced melatonin calm sleep or the tart cherry with melatonin

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  28. Lock yerself in the bathroom and take a bubble bath. If that's not doable at the time I think about my Happy Place. I'd tell you but it's always changing.

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  29. I would like to try the Skin-Hair-Nails Formula.

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  30. I'd like to try the Hair-Skin-Nails supplement or the Biotin one.

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  31. Would like to try BrainSpeed Memory

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  32. I would like to try Biotin, also known as vitamin H, is a B vitamin that plays a key-role in the body. Biotin assists in various metabolic reactions in the body

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  33. I would love to try the Natrol® Melatonin Fast Dissolve.

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  35. Love to try their Vitamin B12 Fats Dissolve.

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  36. I would like to try the 5htp fast dissolve because its a natural mood enhancer.

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  37. I would love to try the Coenzyme Q10. I've heard great info about it.

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  38. I would try the Natrol 5-HTP FAST DISSOLVE to try & improve sleep

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  39. id try the vitamin b12 fat dissolve

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  40. I'd love to use the 5-HTP time release.

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  41. I would try the
    Melatonin Fast Dissolve, as sleeping seems to be very difficult for me lately.

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  42. I’d like to try their Biotin that’s 100% vegetarian.

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  43. Melatonin is something I would really love to try to get my sleep under control.

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  44. I would like to try them all, but if I chose one it would be Bilberry

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  45. I think that I would try something from their women's health or mood line! Maybe sam-e

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  46. Though I'm not a momma these are great tips, and I'm a big believer in break time <3

    Gina
    Pink Wings

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  47. I would love to try their High Caffeine 200mg supplement. I am often super low on energy.

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  48. I would use the melatonin. It helps with sleep.

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  49. I would like to try the Ultimate Anti-Oxidant Formula.
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  50. I would try GUARANA for the energy

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  51. I'd like to try the Natrol® AcaiBerry Weekend Cleanse to jump start my diet/weight loss for the week.

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  52. Even though reading also puts me right to sleep, my husband has always been a jumpy sleeper and we keep 'melatonin' on the nightstand!

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  53. The Natrol® 5-HTP to aid appetite and my sleeping.

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  54. https://www.natrol.com/p-8-advanced-melatonin-calm-sleep.aspx

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  55. GUARANA for the energy and appetite suppressant....

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  56. B-complex fast dissolve supplement

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  57. I'd try the Natrol® The Ultimate Antioxidant Formula®

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  58. The Natrol 5-HTP to help supress my appetite

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  59. ACAIBERRY as it is anti aging and I really need that !!!

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  60. I want to try the Skin Hair Nails formula
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  61. I'd like to try the advanced sleep melatonin

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  63. I would like to try the Skin-Hair-Nails Formula as I suffer from hair loss and damaged skin so need all the help I can get to keep them healthy. - Natalie Gillham

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  64. I'd opt for the vitamin B. I see it has a lot of different health benefits.

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  65. I wouldd like to try Natrol 5-HTP fast dissolve supplement.

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  66. I would try guarana for the energy and appetite suppressant. Plus I heard a friend say it was a great way to beat the hungry 3 pm want a snack after a busy day

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  67. Probably Biotin for skin and hair.

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  68. https://www.natrol.com/p-14-biotin.aspx

    The biotin sound grea!

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  69. SORRY FOR THE wrong twitter link this is correct one https://twitter.com/momsfocus/status/694662284342345730

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  70. The B-100 Complex would be my pick, I always need more energy

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