Ask me how I’m doing while my spouse is deployed and I’ll almost certainly give you this answer: BUSY! There’s so much to do in this season of separation, and sometimes our energy to get it all done can be limited. That’s why it’s so important to ask ourselves regularly whether we’re making time for the things that truly matter. In other words: are we prioritizing time for activities that set us up for success and bring us joy?
This month the Brave Crate community is making life a little easier (and a lot more enjoyable) by taking a hard look at our calendar and asking an important question: am I BUSY with the right things? While we count down in August we’ll learn that prioritizing healthy Habits and our favorite Hobbies is key to creating a schedule that helps us thrive instead of holding us back.
Whatever your dreams, goals and passions are we know that deployment countdowns can’t stop you! Whether you’re looking to start new routines or pickup old ones I hope that this months Brave Crate inspires you to make each moment during deployment truly count.
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Positive self talk is a GREAT habit to create during deployments! Focus on what matters by adding positive quotes and reminders to any area of your home!
“Bath Time is my Hobby” Bath Tea by Hued Shoppe & Botanica
Whether you consider bath time a daily habit or an occasional hobby this dried bath tea is the perfect way to turn it into a little luxury! Filled with the aromas of chamomile, lavender, rose and hibiscus. Simply steep your warm bath in this perfect blend to find a moment of zen at the end of a long deployment day
“At Ease” Yoga E-book by Bernadette Soler of Doll Yoga Wear
Doll Yoga Wear owner Bernadette Soler shares her years of yoga expertise in a simple guide created just for military spouses. Learn how to turn your yoga hobby into a daily habit that can reduce stress and increase vitality during your countdown!
Dark Chocolate Protein Brownie Bites by Siren Snacks
Healthy snacking is an easy habit to create when it tastes this good! With 13 grams of protein in every pack you can indulge in a luscious chocolate treat while sticking to your healthy habit goals!
Morning Sidekick Journal by Habit Nest
Becoming a “morning person” is one of the most frequently sited habit-goals! Backed by the science of habit creation, this journal is specially formulated to help you get up and get going by making the most of your morning each and every day! You’ll rewire your brain in just 66 days!
DIY Craft Kit by Coast DIY Bar
Crafting isn’t just a fun hobby- it’s also a great way to overcome deployment stress and anxiety. This ready-to-craft String Art kit is not only tons of fun, but can help you shift your focus when deployment days get overwhelming. Spend some time in creative “flow” while you create something beautiful and let the stress of the day melt away!
”ARMED & READY: Yoga for deployment countdowns!”
Bernadette Soler is a proud military spouse, 500-hr yoga teacher, yoga therapist-in-training, Certified Personal Trainer, Reiki Master Teacher, and owner of wellness lifestyle company and chic leggings line, Doll Yoga Wear, LLC. She brings the authentic and traditional teachings of yoga and applies them to your modern lifestyle in a simple and effective way.
Join Bernadette LIVE on the Brave Crate Member Facebook Page
In this "ARMED AND READY" workshop Bernadette will share how we can conquer deployment with a daily yoga habit.