Self Care is a way to get your power back and one thing I can tell you is almost every mother I have ever met, does not take time for themselves. Even if you are not a mom, most likely you don’t take time for yourself.
I myself didn’t even realize how important it is until later when I finally was able to take the time. I remember when my kids were toddlers, people would tell me how important it is to take time for myself, and I remember thinking, “yeah right! When do I have time for me? Never gonna happen. It is not even possible.”
These days, I actually have the time and I look back and I would have been a better mom, wife, even a better person had I taken some time for myself.
Self care doesn’t have to mean a spa day which can get expensive. It means doing something for you that you like to do. Whether it's just a walk outside in nature, or walking around the mall window shopping, stopping at a local coffee shop and getting yourself a small treat.
Everyone has a lot going on these days. Appointments, kids activities, meetings, long work hours, we are at the bottom of our own to do lists. Instead put yourself at the top of the list! Then plan the rest of your day around your self care. That way you meet your goals, take care of yourself, and stay motivated.
There are three main areas to focus on with self care. Body, Mind and Soul.
Some ideas of self care to support your body:
drink vegetable juice
lemon in warm water
Self care support for your mind:
drawing or painting
Self care for your soul:
spending time in nature
creating time to be alone
daily gratitude list
These are just ideas. There are so many more options! But it is important to take time for yourself because you can’t pour from an empty cup.
Put yourself at the top of your to-do list every single day and the rest will fall into place.
Even Lucille Ball had the right idea:
”Love yourself first, and everything else falls in line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. " – Lucille Ball