Katie Wells’ goal as Wellness Mama has never been to add to moms’ plates, but to simplify. Over her 14 years as a blogger and podcaster, she has learned that less is more.
“There is always a new glitzy thing that has come out to try, or thousands of supplements that you’re told you ‘need,’ but the most important and most effective things come from things that already need to be done in any given day—getting enough of the good kind of fuel, staying hydrated, getting good sleep, and cultivating good relationships,” Katie says.
For those who are just getting started, Katie suggests some basic ways to incorporate wellness while working on a tight budget.
- You can make most of the things you need for your home, such as cleaning products and personal care items, relatively inexpensively, saving money.
- We all have to consume calories to live. Build meals around less expensive fresh foods, such as seasonal vegetables.
- Our bodies are so responsive to light. Get outside for at least 30 minutes soon after waking. This will trigger a cascade of circadian hormones that help you be more alert, focused, and calm during the day, and to sleep better at night.
- For a good night’s sleep, do not use screens for at least two hours before bedtime. “Blue light suppresses melatonin up to 80 percent,” Katie says.