I’ve looked forward to being a dad for a long time.
Even while I was still in college, I remember someone telling me I have a father spirit. That stuck with me, hoping that one day I would get to be a dad. I studied developmental psychology because I have always enjoyed understanding how a person grows and matures. My summer jobs were always in daycares because I like mentoring. Perfect transition into fatherhood, right? Not really! I realize now how little I understood about its obstacles—especially the challenge of time.
In races, time is very important. In fatherhood, time feels like even more of a challenge.
Long gone are the days when I would spend a few hours every day by myself. Journaling, reflecting, taking my time, making sure my immune system was doing well and I was getting enough sleep. Now, I have no choice but to be adaptable, have an open mind about how the day—and night—might play out.
The things I can do to take care of myself these days have to be very time efficient.
I also need to consider that the health of my entire family is just as important as my own. If I get sick, everyone is affected. If my son gets sick, we all suffer together. And one stomach bug can do some real damage to the household.
This is why I like having a cupboard full of Flora Health products.
We regularly use the Apple Cider Vinegar Drinks, Elderberry Crystals, and Acerola Powder for our immunity concerns. It’s a huge blessing that the Elderberry Crystals comes in a kid-friendly version! The ACV drinks are delicious on their own, but we’ve really liked mixing Elderberry Crystals and Acerola Powder into either apple or orange juice. Adding a probiotic to the combo has also been a habit we’ve adopted.
Perhaps as I learn to better handle this role, I’ll be able to multitask a bit better. For now, I’m continuously looking for time-efficient solutions to take care of myself and my family. Thank you, Flora!