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LYPBB Challenge Day 12: Pay It Forward and a Giveaway!

Did you know that helping others is scientifically proven to help you as well? According to an article by Dr. Konrath at Psychology today, “volunteering is associated with lower depression, increased well-being, and a 22% reduction in the later risk of dying.” So basically, taking your time to help others can help extend your life! That is absolutely amazing.

When I find myself in a rut, I also find that I want to help someone, because it does make me feel better. However, being a Mom and finding the time to volunteer is not always easy; but I do find it easy to do simple acts of kindness throughout the day. Today I challenge you to do the same: pay for a friend’s coffee, take some cookies to your neighbor, and if you do not have the funds to help someone simply being there or sharing a message is more than enough.

When we pay it forward, we take our minds off of ourselves and start to think of the world. I challenge you to have a wonderful day of helping others!

In honor of paying it forward today, I am going to be doing a giveaway. A few weeks ago I was fortunate to be the winner of a giveaway from Writing Mother Fashionista, and I would like to pay this forward to you guys. To be entered in the giveaway, please comment here or on any of my social media pages and share my blog. The giveaway will be open for a week, and the drawing will be for a $25.00 gift card to Macy’s. Good luck!!

{Wondering what the LYPBB Challenge is all about? Start here!}

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Source: Psychology Today; https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-empathy-gap/201308/the-caring-cure-can-helping-others-help-yourself

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LYPBB Challenge Day 3: Compliment Another Mom

Everyone loves to hear a good compliment, right?! Today we are going to love ourselves by giving our love to others.

In the social media world, I find it is very easy for other mothers to yell at each other via the Internet. Fortunately, there are also some nice women in the world – you’ve just got to find your online village, so to say.

Writing a blog is very personal and not every person will understand or agree with you, but that’s okay. Like you may have been taught when you were younger our differences are what make us great. I wholeheartedly agree with this and often try to connect with those unlike me. It opens up my world to so much more.

Today I want you not only to take the time to compliment another mom but, if you have the chance, talk to and get to know her.

Taking the time to compliment someone else will take your mind off yourself, even if it’s just for a moment. You may even receive a compliment in return!

Kindness makes the world go ’round in a much happier way.

As with all of these challenges, please do things in a way that will assist you in loving your post-baby body. We all have different goals in life. Mine is currently to make all women realize how amazing their bodies are after having children! A person should never feel ashamed due to their weight. I also believe taking the time to love yourself will help you give more to others.

That being said, we will all love ourselves differently. Some women do want to reach their pre-baby weight, and others are happy to stay where they are. Whichever category you fall into, loving yourself along the way is essential to maintaining happiness and health.

May the Force be with you!

{Wondering what the LYPBB Challenge is all about? Start here!}