Self care is important for your mental and physical health. As mom, you may tend to feel guilty about taking time to care for yourself. In reality, you need those daily, simple acts of self care to refresh your life and help you feel confident and prepared as you take on your every day responsibilities.
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The ideas shared below are not extensive nor complete. I do hope they will give you a good jumpstart towards implementing a self care plan into your daily routine.
Simple Acts of Self Care to Refresh Your Life
One of the best things you can do for yourself is sleep. Far too often, moms neglect sleep in the pursuit of doing more with their time. You live off of caffeine to make it through the day and wonder how you will manage to get anything done. Take more time to sleep so your body is at its healthiest and is strong enough to face the day’s challenges upon wakening.
Take some time to get away and go out with friends. Maintaining outside relationships is important to a healthy family life. Without time with outside friends you can begin to feel trapped and alone, even while surrounded by family. Friendships can feed emotional needs that have gone unmet, helping you to regroup and pour into your family joyfully again.
Hobbies and Physical Movement Feed the Soul
Find a hobby that you enjoy. Anything from gardening to writing to dirt-biking can become an outlet that gives your mind and body a break from the stress and concerns of life. Taking time to do something you enjoy fills you up and renews your mind, preparing you to face a new day with anticipation and excitement.
Find a sport or activity you love and get active. Physical exercise is necessary for the mind and body. Exercise releases endorphins that make you feel good and help you cope with stress. Choose something fun and challenging so you will keep going back for more.
Feeling Pretty and Supporting Wellness
Make yourself feel beautiful by taking time to do something just for you, such as painting your nails, getting your hair done, taking a long spa bath, or buying a new outfit. These are all great ways to get rejuvenated, refreshed, and gain a boost in confidence.
Support your health and wellness by eliminating as many toxic chemicals in your life as possible. Choose alternatives for:
- cleaning and hygiene care
- perfumes and rooms sprays
- the supplements you take each day
All of these go a long way toward ridding your home and life of toxins. My monthly wellness box is the best way to invest in family wellness that I have ever found. These tools equip me to support my family’s emotions and all of our body systems. PLUS I have access to ongoing education and the ability to purchase other items at a discount. No longer do I sit around wondering how I can help my children or myself. I have amazing go-to’s to not only help support our bodies when they are sick but that support them when they are well!
Have you read about why self care is so important?
Learning why you should add a self care routine to your life will help you to understand how the tips above will support your mental, physical, and emotional health.
What steps are involved in your self care routine? Share in the comments to spark ideas in others as they prepare to implement or improve upon their own self care plan.