Even though you’ve been told that self-care is important, it’s still very hard to do. Why? Because you are a mom and a career woman that has to be strong every day of the week. Taking a break and time out for yourself brings on feelings of guilt and makes you feel weak.
What if you viewed self-care as a sign of strength? When you take time to recharge, you are able to tackle the most difficult days.
Here are a few self-care tips for you:
1. Take Time to Journal
Self-reflection is crucial to mental health. Journaling is a great way to get your thoughts down about things that you’ve gone through. It also has other benefits such as building creativity, helping you remember things, and giving you something to look back on. By the way, here comes the plug we have the perfect journals for you. Take a look.
2. Schedule a Spa Day
Many women love going to the spa or salon, because it’s one of the few times that it’s someone else’s job to pamper them. Find a place that has treatments that will help you relax and come out feeling amazing.
3. Create a Healthy Menu
Cooking is one of the last things on a busy mom’s mind, which is why you have to take the time to create a healthy menu plan. Every weekend, look at the week ahead and decide what recipes you’ll tackle each day. Make sure you get the ingredients needed, so you can save time in the kitchen.
All of these self-care tips only take a few hours out of your week. If you don’t have a couple of hours to give yourself, you need to re-organize your life. Make time to love on yourself!