I got really sick the week of my 40th birthday. So much so that it put me out of commission for that whole week and I was still recovering until this week. It started with dehydration, combine that with vertigo and your whole world is literally upside down and spinning. That was back in August. It was a wakeup call to start taking care of me more. I started taking on less work and learning to relax more. I know that sounds easy but the reality is, work isn’t guaranteed when you are a freelancer and you tend to take on everything. Getting that sick scared me. I started to fill my days with more outside time. To feel the sun on my face, listen to my boys questions, savor lunch and not rush through it and as cliche as this sounds, to stop and smell the roses. This setback was a reminder that life goes on with or without you and I want to be here.
Create a space for me. That was the first step of my self-care. Look, I am probably the majority property holder in our home but the act of making a new area for me was inspirational. I promised myself that I would budget in fresh flowers once a week. Do my nails. Read a book. Actually put on lotion! I was always in a rush to get out and be places that I wrote that off as one of those things I could get away with. My space serves as a reminder to take care of me.
I chose JOHNSON’S® baby lotion with honey apple because it reminds me of being a kid. The smell brings me back to sitting on my nana’s porch while my papa cut me apples. Those were good times. Takes me back to those favorite memories, lifting my spirits and transforming my mood.
Look, if JOHNSON’S® baby lotion with honey apple is good for my baby, it’s good for me + our family. Baby’s delicate skin loses moisture more quickly than adults’ skin. JOHNSON’S® baby lotion with honey apple combines honey and apple, long known for their sweet smell and nourishing benefits, with gentle emollients to help maintain your baby’s skin’s natural moisture for 24 hours. Clinically proven to be gentle and mild for your baby’s skin. Allergy-tested.