Self Care Tips

1. Focus on the physical

  • Stepping your blood pumping and getting outside can help you feel revitalized. Choose what is appropriate for your level of fitness.
  • Take a walk around the block.
  • Stretch or do some yoga.
  • Take your bike out for a spin
  • Train for a 5K walk or fun run.
  • Spend time tending to your garden.

2. Give your brain a boost

  • Write in your journal.
  • Sketch something you love or pick up a coloring book.
  • Mediatate.
  • Read a good book.
  • Do a crossword puzzle.

3. Pamper yourself

  • Relax in a hot bath.
  • Plan a spa day.
  • Sneak in a nap.
  • Splurge on your favorite flowers.
  • Give yourself a facial.

4. Find time for your friends

  • Have lunch at a new restaurant.
  • Go to an Art Walk or Museum stroll.
  • Make a walking or skating date.
  • Go window shopping.
  • Volunteer with a friend.
  • Join a book club or moms group.

5. Take a leap

  • Go-cart racing.
  • Visit a local landmark for the first time.
  • Fishing
  • Indoor rock climbing or sky-diving.
  • Start writing your memoir.

6. Improve your abilities

Try a fresh and distinct recipe to improve your cooking skills.

  • Try a fresh and distinct recipe to improve your cooking skills.
  • Reintroduce yourself to a sport you enjoy.
  • Consider enrolling in a painting or drawing class.
  • Play that instrument you’ve been neglecting.

7. Get silly

  • Sing along to your favorite music.
  • Host a game night.
  • Go see a comedy show.
  • Dance in your living room.

8. Prepare to unwind

  • Fill your cupboard with your favorite teas and nutritious foods so you always have them on hand.
  • Stock up on essentials like sunscreen, lotion, and cough medicine, as well as fun stuff like nail polish, essential oils, and bath products.
  • Find a calm location in your home that you can prepare with amenities like a favorite blanket or cushion.

9. Have a plan…just in case

Keep in mind that you will require assistance before you can begin any form of regular self-care practice. Rosie Martinson of the blog Tacoma Working Mom, a fellow working mom, suggests admitting when you need help. Martinson advises, “Ask for support when you need it and tell your spouse what you need.”

Tiffany Huebner, a mom and writer, said how she fits self-care into her busy day: “I try to get up five to ten minutes early and get ready before the kids wake up.” Otherwise, that isn’t always the case.”

Self-care has two advantages: you’ll feel revitalized, and your family will benefit from a healthier, happier mom. Don’t forget to look after yourself.

Published by Christina Renaye

Single working mom of 2 teenagers.

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