How many of you live very busy lives and prioritize other people’s needs before prioritizing yours? Do you feel guilty, selfish, or don’t think you deserve it if you were to put your needs first? These are very common feelings, especially if we are moms. We have trouble justifying reading a book or taking a nap when there are errands to do, have to cook dinner or have to go to kids’ activities. As a result, you may feel fatigued, stressed or burned out, and not patient with your children, husband, co-workers, etc.
What is the importance of finding the time to take care of yourself? Practicing self-care helps to rejuvenate yourself so you can tend to your daily life with much more ease and calm. Taking time out for yourself can make all the difference in the world even if you can only spare 5-10 minutes. Some examples of self-care are:
Getting a mani-pedi, reading, taking a nap, going out with friends or spouse, meditating, exercising, drinking tea, walking in nature, and the list goes on.
Find a time that you can practice self-care and stick to it. It can do wonders for your well-being.
In what ways can you practice self-care?
Originally published at New Beginnings Health and Wellness Coaching on October 1, 2019.