When do you make time for self-care? The featured author for this month, Rachel Bertsche was asked this question and didn't have an answer. This inspired her to write The Kids are in Bed. I am a huge advocate for parents making self-care a priority. Kids are sponges in every way including absorbing stress and anxiety. When you're stressed, your children feel it. When you are practicing self-care, you are modeling good habits for your children and able to be more present with them. Make 2020 the year of self-care. It doesn't have to be anything big or something that happens everyday. Just do something to fill your cup and make that a priority. Below are some ideas for self-care.
Movement- Join ClassPass, an app that gets you into the best fitness classes near you for less cost. Put on some music and dance without stopping through a couple of songs. Go for a walk around the block. Find the best movement practice for you.
Meditation- Download Insight Timer which is a free meditation app. Set a timer for 2-5 minutes and close your eyes and focus on your breath. Make a point to be in nature.
Sleep- Make sleep a priority. Keep your phone out of your bedroom.
Connection- Find ways to connect with friends and family whether it's a phone call, a dinner or going for a walk together.
Content- Make sure you're taking in content and following brands and people that uplift you and give you energy instead of drain you and make you feel less than. Some of my favorites are @blessingmanifesting, @lisaoliveratherapy and @heyamberrae.
Forgiveness and acceptance- Practice this and you will be practicing self-care.
What are your favorite ways to practice self-care?