Self-care is not frivolous; it’s absolutely essential to an incredible life. When you fill your cup first, you can give to others authentically and deeply. As a mother of two, I know how important it is to take care of myself in order to pour out love, patience, kindness, and gentleness for my kids. Life as a mom can sometimes be stressful and challenging, but with the right self-care tools, you’ll be able to thrive instead of feeling like you’re trying to keep your head above water every day.
Our health is bigger than just the food on our plates. It may feel like a stretch to do something for yourself during this chapter of life, but without a healthy, happy mama, there is no happy baby. Learning to put ourselves first can be hard, but ultimately everyone around us suffers if we don’t.
You take care of your family, your home, and so much more; it can seem like you don’t have even one minute to dedicate to taking care of YOU.
The one tip I give my clients is to find time on Sunday’s to plan for the week ahead. Use the calendar on your phone or write on paper all of your commitments for the week, plus the meals you are cooking each day. Then, see where you can fit in time for exercise and self-care; for some people, exercise might be your self-care so that’s a win!