This post is sponsored by MitoQ.
I think you can all probably relate:
– Making meals and snacks for little ones and cleaning up after each meal and snack
– Personal relationships
and on top of that, we’re somehow supposed to meditate daily, eat fresh organic produce all day, exercise, sleep 8 hours a night, oh, and make time for self care.
It’s a lot, right?
I feel like it can be really easy to become overwhelmed by everything that’s going on. For today’s post, I thought I’d share some of my favorite go-to hacks for staying organized, productive, and sane (for the most part. ha!).
Do things for my future self
In the evenings before bed, it’s SO tempting to just call it a night and leave the dirty dishes for the morning. But, it’s a pretty depressing thing to wake up to the morning chaos with a dirty kitchen. I clean up all of the dishes, wipe down the countertops, and prep anything I can for the following day. I set out the girls’ outfits and water bottles, pack lunches, and know in advance what I’m making for breakfast. Anything I can do to streamline the routine makes a huge difference.
I’ve mentioned this a few times on the blog before I’m not a believer in balance or multitasking. I think that life is an ebb and flow of priorities. At certain moments some things are more important that others, so that’s where you adjust your energy expenditure. Each day, I write a list of 5 tasks and number them according to priority. Even if all 5 things aren’t accomplished, the most important ones always are.
If it takes less than two minutes, just do it.
This is one of my favorite tricks. It’s easy to put something off when it’s a quick task: taking out the trash, responding to an email, paying a bill, etc. By putting it off, it hangs out in your mental to-do list and zaps precious energy. Just do it! It feels so good to have it finished and not have to worry about it later.
I’m a HUGE fan of supplements for filling gaps in my nutrition, promoting a healthy immune system, decreasing my anxiety, and so much more. My favorite supplement for skin and mitochondrial health is MitoQ.
So what is MitoQ?
MitoQ is the world’s first antioxidant that can accumulate at meaningful levels inside our mitochondria, the power plants that provide the energy needed by cells to function properly and fight off free radicals. Our mitochondria are the powerhouses within our cells, but can lose their mojo over time. As we get older, they can slow down, which can make us more tired and susceptible to illness.
Our mitochondria have high concentrations of CoQ10, which is a strong antioxidant. Our levels of natural CoQ10 can decrease as we age, but can also be replenished. MitoQ delivers an advanced form of CoQ10 to help our natural resilience and cellular power. In fact, MitoQ can deliver CoQ10 into the mitochondria hundreds of times more effectively than any other form of CoQ10 antioxidant supplement!
I’ve been taking the MitoQ Skin Protection Complex. It also contains Astaxanthin, which helps to protect against visible signs of aging. You can check it out here!!
Our skin is largely comprised of two proteins: collagen and elastin. These can be compromised by free radicals in our environment, which essentially rob our skin of electrons and change the shape of these proteins. This can decrease skin elasticity and strength as we age. Free radicals are found naturally within our bodies, but are magnified by the effects of pollution, UV, radiation, smoking, and a diet lacking in nutrients. The longer free radicals go unchallenged, the more they can harm your cells, which can pose a threat to your overall health. MitoQ helps to neutralize free radicals and minimize their effects on the skin.
I feel like this has been such an easy thing to implement into my routine, and I noticed a difference after taking it for a few weeks. My skin feels brighter, clearer, and it’s nice to know that I have some extra internal defenses to keep my skin strong and healthy. I’m also excited that it can help to promote mitochondrial health, because my biggest goal is to remain active as long as possible.
If you’d like to check out MitoQ, click here! I think you’ll love it as much as I do.
Photos by Kristi Harris