It Started as such a Daring idea: Share A Christmas Project

When I started MommyWithAGoal, my main goal was to hopefully inspire others (especially mothers alike) with what I advocate the most, Self-Care. Little did I know that it is I who would be learning more from this motherhood community. From the usual everyday challenge of having things done while trying to be mindful of making a priority to give myself some time as well.

It’s truly a great feeling when you yourself feel whole from within, happy and grateful. You have this feeling of power within you to help more to others. This gave me an urge to do something I never thought I could pull off when SuperTyphoon Odette devastated my husbands hometown in Maasin City, Southern Leyte. As far as he can remember, this was the only time his province got hit this hard by a Typhoon and it was quite hard to comprehend that those you usually just see in news has happened to your neighbour’s homes.

It was also then that I realise how the government and media focus more on big cities in the country such as Cebu, Bohol, and Siargao (currently Philippines famous must-go-to island and Surfing Capital of the country) and some provinces like Southern Leyte that has been hit the same way, left unrecognised. I’m not trying to be political here as I know the government is also doing their best to provide as much as they can. A country full of islands and tons of places affected, I don’t even want to imagine how much stressful it was for those in-charge.

What I’m trying to highlight is how much a little of each can make a difference if we all of us had the urge to help. In situations like this, every small help that can be contributed matters. That’s when the daring idea started.

I knew I wanted to help yet don’t want to put our finances in jeopardy as well. Despite not knowing where to get funds, let alone know how to run a fundraising, I went on and did it anyway. haha. True enough, with the support of family, friends, and this motherhood community, every small contribution have truly lightened up hearts of many.

This project has really humbled every aspect of my whole being. From starting to ask old friends I knew from a very long time who I haven’t spoken in decades to reaching out to new friends I had acquaintance through Social Media. All this swallowing of ego and loading up my confidence just so a number of people could be reached with help and make their Christmas a better one despite having experienced this kind of calamity.

It took a lot of prayer and I’m so grateful to say that we’ve come up with around Php 45,000 in 4 days, just in time to prepare for Christmas. With this money came in also a donation of 100 steel roof to help those who lost their homes.

With this money, we’re able to provide 35 families with rice, canned goods and other pantry supplies that can aid them for a while and a simple Christmas feast of roasted chicken, chiffon cake, and soft drinks.

It is with great gratitude and humble gratefulness from the people who shared some of their blessings to make this happen. The financial donation really helped a lot.

As I’ve mentioned earlier, I do not have enough knowledge on how fundraisings work and once the money was in, I was faced with another hurdle. The fact that the whole city was devastated, communication lines were put to halt, and even withdrawing money from banks caused a lot of difficulty.

My in-laws needed to go to a specific place in their town to have signal on their phone. We also need to reach them through overseas call (like the old days) instead of what we commonly and freely use nowadays as communication (viber, FB Messenger, or WhatsApp). That made us realise how helpful these technology had helped us make our lives easier yet we never appreciate. As the saying goes, “You’ll never realise the value of something until its gone”.

Withdrawing from ATM machines weren’t available. The only big supermarket in the city was closed and those SME’s doesn’t accept credit cards nor GCash. Add to that the rapidly thinning supply due to the large demand.

Queue at the bank

Doing errands also needed to be done only during daytime as electric poles were knocked down and news says that it would take over a month to put everything back to normal. Without lights, once the sun sets, it was difficult and dangerous going around especially with trees still blocking roads.

Luckily with the help of my in-laws doing the grind of hard work, everything was able to be pulled off smoothly. Queuing outside the bank in seemed to be an endless line under the scorching sun and hustling to get the items needed from the grocery despite not knowing if the money needed to pay could be withdrawn from the bank yet has been quite an experience. A great kudos to them for their help!

All donations has been given on the eve of Christmas just in time for the celebration.

Here’s a few photos of the recipients of Share A Christmas

As Christmas doesn’t end on Christmas Day alone, same as the hurdles these families would encounter in the days to come. Due to hardware supplies from hardware stores going out of stock, we have yet to give out the steel roof and other construction materials we can purchase with the excess donation left on hand. We could only hope to have this issue settled and finally provide the needed to those families in need.

Our goal is to have this done before the Twelfth day of Christmas, well known as the Epiphany or the Feast of the Three Kings. With that, a follow-up blog post would follow.

Again, a heart-full of gratefulness for the kind donation of the following people below who had helped made Share A Christmas Project possible:

Ms. Alison Setton and Family

Ms. Zoe Chu and Family

Ms. Christal Perez and Family

Ms. Marielle Hillenbrand and Family

Ms. Carmela Duque and Family

Ms. Princess Liwag and Family

Ms. Mary Anne Galang and Family

Ms. Sheryl Cantos and Family

Ms. Janice Hollander-Urbach and Family

Ms. Michelle Hon and Family

Ms. Tracy Jungwirth and Family

Ms. Minda Villa

Dra. Sheri Paola Lirio

Ms. Phola Amyll Lirio

Ms. Pauline Lirio-Panaligan and Family

Ms. Susan Canobas and Family

Mr. & Mrs Apolo & Mila Lirio and Family

Ms. Dawn Nicole Macandili

Ms. Nadine Baritua-Soriano and Family

Ms. Hanna Ortega and Family

Ms. Twinkle Roa and Family

Ms. Judy Aguilar and Family

Learnings for this project:

It only takes an initiative from someone to be able to help more. It doesn’t matter whether you don’t have the funds, people, or even tons of hurdles along the way. Helping can be done if you want to.

There’s so much good people in the world. Despite all the bad people we hear from the news and how scary the world could be, humanity still remains and the sense of community still is there.

Gratefulness should be mindfully done everyday. Calamities like a Supertyphoon that can devastate cities in a day should be an eye-opener to everyone and see how blessed they are to be living the life they are living in. We may all have problems in life and different circumstances but like any typhoon, we should keep in mind that those problems shall pass.

As 2021 comes to an end and we enter a New Year, I hope you get to read my other article, Self-Care during the Holidays, and be inspired to do some much needed Self-Care.

A Happy New Year to All!!!!

Amazing “Consciously-made” Gift Ideas this Christmas

This special time of giving has come yet-again! This Pandemic might not end as what all of us have hoped for but that doesn’t mean it stops us to celebrate and do what we always have been doing our entire lives, Christmas gifting!

Have you done your Christmas shopping yet? If you’re still trying to figure out what to give, consider these “Consciously-made” products to make your gift extra special.

You won’t only make the recipient of your gift happy but in a way, you’ve either helped Mother-Earth, be an eye-opener to the importance of Self-Care, encouraged them to start a habit, or aided a local seller who have been having a hard time with their business this Pandemic.

So let’s get merry, start that Christmas shopping and make the most out of your every hard-worked dollar!

Healthy Lifestyle

Encourage the recipient of your gift to live Healthy without them even noticing as these sumptuous gifts are more enjoyable than you think it is!

The Source Bulk Food SG

What better way to promote healthy eating by giving healthy sweets instead. This store also offers ready made “Recipes-in-a-Jar” filled with healthy ingredients of course! Another great thing about this store is they promote zero-waste so you’ll have a peace of mind that your gift was helped Mother-Earth in a way as well.Choose from their well-thought Christmas Hampers that your family and friends would surely enjoy!

Visit them on their outlets at Great World City, Cluny Court, and their latest one at NorthShore Plaza. Visit their website: thesourcebulkfoods.com.sg to order online or visit their Instagram @thesourcesg to be updated on great deals!

Vitamin.sg

Make sure your friends and loved ones health is taken care of by gifting them supplements to support any nutrient deficiency they lack from the food they eat. There’s nothing more thoughtful than thinking ahead for their health. Why not make sure their gut is well taken care of by gifting them StaZen Probio-I, it is packed with 8 different strains combined with prebiotics designed for Asian consumers.

Snag a chance to get Free membership by watching to win* StaZen Probio-I if you answer the question at the end of Women’s Self-Care Series Episode 7 with Jaymie Wong where she shared more on Self-Care can help you on to be a Peaceful Parent.

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HyggeB Bedding

Who says you need to spend a staycation at a luxury hotel just to sleep in lush sheets?

Promote better sleep for your friends and loved ones with these luxurious sheets that make every sleep a better one. Their 100% Bamboo Lyocell Beddings is temperature-regulating perfectly made to make sleeping better especially in tropical countries like Singapore. And before I forget to mention, their clean manufacturing process makes our sheets perfect for allergy sufferers too. Ideal for babies, especially since baby’s skin are more sensitive.

You can order from their website: Hyggeb.com to get your own luxurious sheets. Follow them on their Instagram @hyggebstore for great deals!

FreshwithSol

Hygiene is one integral part of Personal Self-Care. When it comes to products you use for your body, by mindful to choose those that is made of natural ingredients matters. Gift your friends, loved ones, and even yourself with this natural deodorant. By starting from as simple as a product that you use daily, the habit of choosing natural products for your body will come a long way.

Order now from their website: Freshwithsol.com and use Promo Code <MWAGxFWS10> to get 10% Discount. Follow them as well in Instagram @freshwithsol for latest update on their products.

Jomostudiosg

Another well-thought gifting-idea are these eco-friendly shampoo and conditioner from Jomostudiosg. Their products did not undergo animal testing, is non-toxic, and sulphate and paraben free! You can even re-use their packaging to grow plants!

Order now from their website: Jomostudio.sg and check-out their Instagram @jomostudiosg to know more about their other products.

Great Habits

Great Self-Care comes from constant practice of great habits. It is important to note that this doesn’t happen overnight. What great with this though is that you only need to start practicing one great habit and see benefits in different aspects in your life.

SelfmadeSundayPlanner

Do you know that you get better results and less stressed whenever you plan ahead? As a SAHM, I bet stereotypes would think I’m not doing anything but in reality my schedule gets too chaotic that my brain won’t be working properly if I don’t jot down my thoughts to free some space in my mind to work.

The simple and clean design of this planner helps makes me set my mindset that when I do planning, I mean business.Yes! Business to accomplish whatever errands I have whether it be for my business, MommyWithAGoal, chores, my daughters schedule, quality time with the hubs, or where to go for our family weekend.

Start making your 2022 an inspiring year for personal progress! Gift this and I’m sure they’ll love it too! Remember to use Promo Code < MWAG10> for a 10% discount when you order from their website: Self-madesunday.com. You won’t want to miss following their Instagram @selfmadesundayplanner for more inspiration.

The Chill Mom

There really isn’t a guidebook for parenting, much more for being a mother. Great advice from moms like Michelle Hon, who acknowledge the feeling of being overwhelmed instead of ignoring this feeling completely is what would really help moms in general (first-timer or not).

Getting advice from a practical perspective can truly help bring out that relax and confident mom in you. Let that feeling of loneliness, fear, and despair slowly be changed by life-proven solutions that you can try adapting to your family and let the magic work.

Grab a copy from her website: thechillmom.com and follow Michelle on her Instagram @thechillmom to learn more not only about parenting but business as a mom as well.

Sleep Baby Sleep: Sleep Supernanny’s 5 Simple Steps to a Better Night’s Sleep For You and Your Baby

Do you have a family member or friend who just have given birth? Or it may simply be someone you know who have been having a hard time finding their child’s sleeping pattern? This book would surely help! Sleep is one Self-Care that most people miss to acknowledge its importance not knowing it affects a lot of things in their life including their moods and concentration thinking.

Grab a book yourself for Christmas or as a gift and you surely won’t regret it! And if ever you feel that the books isn’t enough, reach out to Zoe Chu for some advice. You can catch up on her blog as well, Sleepsupernanny.com

Getting to Happy

There’s nothing more merry to celebrating the Holidays but by feeling inner happiness. Curated by Happiness Coach Shireena Shroff Manchharam, be inspired to live, think and be happier with these 31 cards you could reflect day by day.

Be intentional living your life. By being mindful, you’re set to find happiness in no time. What’s great is, without exerting much effort, this happiness can be reflected in many ways in your life as well. Your mood will become better, relationships smoother, and feel relaxed, cared of, and simply happy.

Follow them for more Happiness products in their website: gettingtohappy.sg and Instagram @gettingtohappysg as well.

Wellness Lifestyle

This is the aspect of Self-Care is the one that most of us know more about. It is more what the society has been feeding us and not that it is not important, but doing things in excess of what is needed can be harmful as well.

Products and material things that help us look and feel good is essential. It helps us build up the confidence in ourselves. Keeping the right mindset in-check and not to let the privilege of being able to buy valuable quality products must preserve personal happiness more than a show-off to others.

Lenicceyewear

Sunglasses has been part of ones fashion statement since forever. With the Pandemic still requiring us to wear masks whenever we go out, the best way to show our style is with the best sunnies we can get!

Lenicceyewear assures you maximise eye protection and comfort. Finding customised and quality eyewear with that perfect fit is the luxury you should be going for! This makes a perfect gift for you and your loved ones.

Check-out their website: Lenicc.com to make a customised sunglasses of your own! You can also follow them on their Instagram @lenicceyewear for more update on their eyewear.

Coco Veda

Another great Natural, Organic, Vegan and Cruelty-Free gifting idea this Christmas is sustainably handcraft skin-care products. You’d be surprised and in awe of the line of products that they’ve come up from pet care to cleaning range, they got you covered!

You can check-out their shop at Level 3, Takashimaya or website: Cocoveda.sg. Follow them on their Instagram: @cocovedaglobal for more update on their product line.

I hope this article help you do your Christmas Shopping responsibly this year! It’s not always about the how much you have to splurge but being conscious about the products you buy, counts as well!

You may want to start a new Christmas Tradition as well, CHECK THIS OUT!

A Blessed Christmas everyone!

***Photos of products has been grabbed from either website or Instagram accounts with proper consent.

Astounding Benefits You need to know about Supplements

This Blog post is sponsored by Vitamin.sg. Vitamin.sg is owned and managed by Sainhall Nutrihealth Pte Ltd, with wholly-owned premises. Since 2008, they exist to inspire the community to care for their health and wellness, enabling them to live a healthier life. Sainhall Nutrihealth Pte Ltd is also a major distributor of health and nutritional products that includes Spirulina, Natural Astaxanthin and hatcheries products in South East Asia. Make sure to follow them on Instagram @vitamin.sg for their latest deals.

In the past 2 or so years since Covid-19 emerged, we all have pretty much been well informed of what virus is all about. As much as we know about the virus, we all tried our best to be well informed about how to take care of ourselves as well. That being said, not only how it looked in the outside but primarily by making our immune system at its best shape.

Supplements have been well known even before the Pandemic and most people are used to taking this already as part of their daily routine. Being picky eaters at some point ever meal can take a toll on the nutrients our body really needs. That’s one reason supplements are a need.

Supplements help augment the dietary needs your body lack to get from the food you eat so you can get the needed requirement that your body needs. If we aren’t eating much food of a kind of nutrient that our body needs, these supplements make sure that you get them!

There’s much more to supplements than that!

Here’s are more of the benefits you can get from it:

Maintain their general health. When your body gets all the nutrients it needs, you can very much say and also have that peace of mind knowing that your body’s general wellbeing is maintained and in good shape. Just like a well maintained vehicle, you can be assured that you’ve provided your body with the best support your immune system it needs and be assured that it won’t let you down easily if ever virus or bad bacteria came lurking around.

Support mental and sports-related performance. Our body’s performance depends on what we feed it. In relation with my example earlier with a vehicle, now, it’s the gas that makes sure that your vehicle can bring you to places you want to be. Without this, or if you put on it poorly, what do you expect your brain and body to perform? Feed your brain and body with the right nutrients through the food you eat and right supplements you need for you to perform at tip-top of your game, may it be mentally or physically.

Promotes healthy aging. Aging is one thing all of us can’t run from. You can all the beautification you want to maintain your youthful looks, but that age of yours will still have a +1 yearly. There’s nothing wrong with that. Actually, it’s a beautiful thing for us to happen as it means we lived a long life.

Making sure we age with grace is a different story though and that’s what we need to focus more. As bones stiffen and our organs act differently, we also need to make sure we cater to those specific needs. Getting the right supplement for that is a must.

Supports healthy gut. Unbeknownst to most, supplements that promotes the health of the gut microbiome exists and is also important.

StaZen Probio-I helps combine friendly bacteria, along with an appropriate food source for good bacteria to provide you with a healthy gut. What’s more great with this is that it’s made from an innovative broad spectrum, synergistic formula made of 8 different strains combined with prebiotics designed for Asian consumers.

Living in a tropical country like Singapore, it’s great to know that this company specifically made sure that we get 8 strains have been professionally selected for its ability to adapt in Asian climate known for high temperature and humidity. How thoughtfully made, right?Here’s more to know about it:

It also contains Bacillus coagulan strain that helps in lactic acid formation making this product shelf-stable. It is encapsulated in gastro resistant caps to ensure it is protected from the acidic nature of the gastric juices and reaches the intestines where it is actually needed.

What I love about Stazen?

  • 100% Natural ingredients – derived from original source without adding any artificial elements.
  • Best source of dietary supplement – Because we are 100% natural ingredients, you are getting the best source with the highest nutritional value.
  • Supplements which are backed by sciences and clinical research.

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We aren’t here to just feed you guys with what’s good but also to remind you and give awareness on the risks if you aren’t careful with the supplements that you take. Remember, everything that’s in excess, even the good, can be bad for you too.

Here’s some supplements that may pose risks to you if taken wrongly:

  • Vitamin K. It can reduce the effectiveness of blood thinners.
  • Gingko. It can increase blood thinning.
  • St. John’s wort. It can make some drugs, such as antidepressants and birth control, less effective.
  • Herbal supplements comfrey and kava. It can damage your liver.
  • Beta-carotene and Vitamin A. It can increase the risk of lung cancer in smokers.

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Know that supplements is only to help add the nutrition you get from the food you eat. Read from my other article where to get the Best Natural Bulk Goods in Singapore.

I hope you learned something from this article. For daily inspiring Self-Care tips, you can follow me here. I’d also love to see you on our Mindfulness Course and be with your journey to a better you. You can sign-up down below.

Achievable Self-Care with the help of Amazing of Natural Products

This Blog post is sponsored by FreshWithSol Make sure to follow them on Instagram @freshwithsol for their latest deals.

Taking care of our body has been one integral part of our Self-Care routine. Conscious or unconsciously doing everyday, we use products to enhance our physical appearance and well-being.

We do this not only for the parts that people usually see like putting on make-up to look good but also by using skin care products such as deodorants to make sure we smell pleasant throughout the day.

With tons and tons of products to choose from, we usually just go to what we can easily have access and those products that fit our budget. Not to mention, with big corporations exorbitant budget for marketing ads, their products are the ones we usually see around us.

But, is it really the products we want for us and for our body? Living in today’s society, it’s so easy to forget that we can actually still have our own preference and choice when it comes to using products for our body and not just be pushed to using products that’s known and believed by many.

Thinking of starting to go natural? Why not start with something most of us use in a daily basis. Deodorant. In fact, according to statistics done in 2017, 90% of women use a deodorant everyday.

That number actually isn’t surprising. I myself have been using since I became a teenager. Not primarily because I smell but because I’m too conscious that I would smell. It’s always better to have precaution, right? Needless to say, if you live in a tropical country like me, Singapore, where its summer all year round, deodorants is a must.

Fun Fact: Our sweat is naturally odorless.

If that’s so, then why do some people smell? Odor causing bacteria that lives on your skin thrives on sweat and metabolises which then leads to smelly underarms.

This is where Fresh With Sol helps us all. They’re natural deodorants helps to combat this bacteria and neutralise the environment where the bacteria thrives and therefore contribute to the biodiversity & strength of your skin microbiome. Interesting, right?!

What’s great with Fresh With Sol is that their product is its Paraben and Aluminium Free. It is 100% made with natural ingredients and contain no toxins or harmful ingredients which makes it suitable for pregnant and breastfeeding women.

Their extensively researched formula would surely last you up to 12 hrs of freshness and effectiveness.

They currently have 5 scents – Eucalyptus, Lavender, Rose, and Sandalwood which all contains baking soda as its active ingredient in super-strength.

Their Citrus scent has been specially made for those who have sensitive skin. Knowing that a common reaction of redness, rashes, or dark spots can occur, they used magnesium as a replacement of baking soda so users still get the same effectiveness without their skin reacting to it and causing redness. That’s how much thought they’ve put into these products!

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Still doubting yourself in going natural? Don’t be! See the benefits below that you can get from choosing to go natural and be blown away for not only being able to achieve your needs but also be able to contribute something good to the Mother Earth.

Here are some of the benefits you can get by choosing to use Natural Products:

Earth-friendly.  Organic products are not only good for the skin, they are good for the environment.

Since natural products doesn’t use harmful chemicals, significant less waste and toxins go down the drain and back to earth. Wouldn’t it feel more rewarding to know that with the products you use and benefit from everyday, you are also able to help not add more damage to our environment?

No irritation.  Since these products are naturally made, it also means that there’s no harmful chemicals (those words you can’t even read), artificial colours, or other bi-products that can irritate your skin.

Natural Fragrance.  Knowing that organic products are made naturally, you can also expect its scent to be pleasant and as natural as it can be.

When they say citrus, then you can expect like fresh lemon have just been squeezed in front of you.

Overall Effectiveness.  This phrase in my opinion shouldn’t be written anymore as why would we even doubt the effectiveness of natural products? I mean, how do you think people in the old days are able to survive without all the innovations nowadays.

Last but not the least is the concern of many, budget! Coming from a single income family, I totally understand that even with all the benefits fed to you, if it doesn’t fit your budget, then the answer should be “NO”.

Luckily, you don’t need to rob a bank to go natural “deodorant-wise” as you can get Fresh With Sol for only Sgd 15 a bottle that can lasts you for 8-10 weeks. Make a simple calculation of that using the minimum weeks given (8 weeks or 56 days / 15) and you’ll spend 0.27 cents per day for your deodorant. C’mon, I know you spend way more on your coffee than that!

So, are you ready for a change? If you’re in for it, then you might want to look into changing your meals and go natural as well. Read more on that on this article.

Takeaways

Contrary to what most of us think and believe, using natural products isn’t that expensive nor hard to do. It’s simple a conscious choice one need to make and start doing. Imagine a world where each one of us slowly make a change, maybe, perhaps, our world can be changed as well, for the better. We don’t need a quick change, that’s impossible to do. But one thing’s for sure, one person’s change can make a difference. I hope you let it start from you and be an inspiration to others.

I hope you learned something from this article. For daily inspiring Self-Care tips, you can follow me here. I’d also love to see you on our Mindfulness Course and be with your journey to a better you. You can sign-up down below.

Learn More On How To Get The Best Sleep Companion You Need

This Blog post is sponsored by HyggeB. Make sure to follow them on Instagram @hyggebstore for their latest deals.

Sleep is one of the foundation of basic physical and mental health. There’s lots of important things that happen in your brain and body when you sleep.

Your brain works hard in forming pathways necessary for learning and consolidating the information you’ve taken in that day. That’s also one of the reasons why children needs more sleep than adults. They’re “still” developing brain and body needs more time to configure the information they’ve been absorbing throughout the day. That’s also another reason why they’re brains absorb more information like sponges.

So if you want to be as snappy with information like when you’re younger, then better start having that good sleeping habit.

It’s no secret that as one enters adulthood, sleep deprivation is much prevalent. It may due to responsibilities, work schedules, or simply negligence of ones self in order to give way to some unnecessary time consuming “not-so-good” habits like scrolling in social media on the phone for hours in bed or binge watching on the TV.

I’m not here to do some lecture as I myself fall victim to those same excuses as well. Nobody’s perfect but our actions to make our intention to develop a better sleeping habit counts. And that’s what matters.

If having the intention to change still haven’t dawned on you, perhaps having more knowledge about how sleep can impact your mood, energy, memory, ability to focus and productivity can help you more to be motivated to helping yourself be a better you.

Recommended: 8 hours of Sleep

Important to know: Quality sleep is more important.

Having great quality of sleep of course wouldn’t be possible if not accompanied by your best sleep companion. Not your partner/ hubby, your sheets, I mean! Yes! Isn’t that one of the selling points why we love going in hotels?!? Their soft, super white and comfy bed and luxurious sheets! Why spend too much when you can have that luxury every sleeping night at home.

HyggeB provides premium and top-notch quality bedding at everyday prices. They are also the only Singapore bedding company producing 100% Bamboo Lyocell bedding.

What’s Bamboo Lyocell bedding?

Bamboo Lyocell fabric is temperature-regulating. Extremely breathable and cooling for Singapore’s all-round summer weather.

From HyggeB Website

Their unique closed loop system that is used to extract the Bamboo Lyocell fibers allows our HyggeB sheets to have a higher tenacity profile, efficient moisture management and gentleness to the skin. (Basically, it means that our sheets are more solid and long-lasting despite feeling so silky smooth and soft and delicate on the skin)

What’s more great is that their clean manufacturing process makes our sheets perfect for allergy sufferers too. Ideal for babies, especially since baby’s skin are more sensitive.

What do most customers say about their sheets?

Our sheets changed the way they look at thread counts. HyggeB sheet’s Bamboo Lyocell is extremely smooth and soft yet way more cooling than those of higher thread counts fabric.

Another great thing about their sheets is that it is very customisable and affordable Signature Bundles where customers can mix and match items of different colours and add on only essential items that they need at a discounted price.

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Now that you’ve had your perfect companion in having a better sleep, you might be asking, how to do it? This may sound silly as sleep is something so common for people to do but a lot of people not know how to do (or so need a bit of help). Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered!

How to do it?

Make sleep a priority. Do not make other plans when it’s time to sleep. Aren’t we all guilty with this?? We all roll-up the sheets and prep for bed but reach out to our phones or the remote control. C’mon!

Create a sleep routine. Wake-up, wind-down, and certain bedtime you’ll rigorously follow. Moms would know that this is very important especially for babies, but what we shouldn’t forget that this applies for adults as well. It may be for a later time during the night, but still, maintaining that certain time of the day for your body to know that it’s sleeping time already helps you overall well being (you might not just notice it).

Practice good sleep hygiene. It’s been a norm already in this generation to have a TV in bedrooms. If you have the option to put the TV else where, then, do it. Use your bed for sleep only. It’s time to start breaking the habit of watching TV on the bed.

Exercise. Physical can make you feel tired. While we all know exercise as a form of body work to build up muscles and make our heartbeat go fast, exercise can also help make you relax. Go for a walk after dinner, relax, and stretch your body as if you’ve just woke-up. I personally have been stretching for months now once I’ve set myself in bed to sleep and indeed, it makes a difference. It felt like I instantly become relaxed and my body was put into a mood to sleep.

Eat a balanced diet. You are what you eat! What you eat throughout the day doesn’t matter as you’ve got the time to burn those calories you’ve accumulated as you go along your day. As the sun goes down though and it’s towards bedtime, you would want to avoid sugary snacks and drinks including alcohol or anything with caffeine.

Avoiding high carb intake is also helpful. Though you may feel heave and sleepy after having a hefty meal, carbs actually reduce the amount of time your body spends in deep sleep cycle cause it needs to do its duty to grind those carbs for you. Remember, the number of hours of sleep is only recommended but the quality is much more needed.

Still not sold that better sleep can help you enormously?! Read the benefits yourself!

Benefits of having great sleep:

It boost your immune system. With Covid-19 still lurking around, it’s best to have our immune system on tip-top! Having ample sleep every night helps fight off infections like cold or flu.

Sleep also prevents you from gaining weight. You read that right! If you don’t sleep enough, your body produces a hormone called ghrelin, which boosts your appetite. Could you believe that!? Why not try it, this might be your missing link into getting your body to its best shape.

Sleeping also increases your heart function. Not having enough sleep can lead to production of cortisol which can contribute to high blood pressure.

It also improves your mood. Don’t you just feel grumpy the moment your alarm rings in the morning when you didn’t have enough sleep? Indeed, having a good night’s rest will help you find yourself energised and excited to take on your day. You’ll also improve your productivity and be able to focus more.

Improve your memory. We’ve been adapting this habit of blaming memory loss or simply being forgetful to our age. The older we get, it’s not unusual to get forgetful. Well, maybe it isn’t. Maybe we just need more sleep to regain our memory.

As mentioned earlier, our brain still works even at sleep. Not having enough sleep makes your mind not function properly. So stop blaming “mom’s brain” or memory loss to old age, just get enough sleep and you’ll be at your top game!

I hope you find this article informative and useful. If you feel that it still isn’t enough, you might want to watch my interview with Sleep expert, Zoe Chu from SGSuperNanny below.

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