As a mom of five, I don’t get *tons* of alone time and there is most certainly always something to do.
I am thankful that my husband and I know how important self care is for both of us and we try to make it happen every week. This hasn’t always been the case and it really caused us to struggle mentally.
Now that we’ve seen the positive benefits, I aim to shout from the roof tops just how important self care is for moms (and Dads) pulling their weight raising babies!
I’ve learned that self care isn’t “me first” it’s “me too.” We all deserve it and if you want to be able to do all the things and be all the things for your family, it’s important to make it a non negotiable.
How often are you taking time for yourself? Remember, it’s impossible to pour into others when your cup is empty.
Every day is a fresh start and an opportunity to do something small for yourself! It doesn’t have to be a grand gesture, don’t over think it. Just DO it.
Here are 20 ways you can self care in your life right now:
- Go for a walk
- Take a bubble bath
- Practice yoga
- Read a book
- Go on a solo date
- Dance to your favorite music
- Get a massage
- Color an adult coloring book
- Take a nap
- Cook your favorite meal
- Listen to a podcast
- Spend time outdoors in the sunshine
- Learn something new
- Buy yourself flowers
- Sit on the beach
- Drink a cup of hot tea
- Read your Bible
If you start adding any of these things into your daily mix, please share with me how beneficial it is! I would love to hear your stories and share more real life experiences with you.
(dress is from Rent the Runway. Boosts are from last season)