Practicing self care after having kids is pretty much nonexistent for most women. Health is wealth. There is no way around it. It you are not healthy, you cannot be responsible for anyone or anything else. Self care means showing up for yourself just like you show up for others. My mother always told me, “take care of yourself and worry about everything else later”.
What is Self Care?
Self Care is a combination of activities that are intended to restore health, reduce stress, and increase energy.
You don’t have to go book a spa resort and spend hundreds of dollars– unless that’s what you want to do. Self Care can be as simple as taking a few hours off work to eat ice cream, or taking a hot bath and doing an at home facial. You don’t have to splurge, you just need to take a little time for yourself.
Self Care + It’s Benefits:
Benefits of practicing self care can range from:
- reduced symptoms of mental health issues
- greater function to manage stress
- better mental capacity to handle daily obstacles.
Here are twenty quick ways to practice self care and be a better you for the people you are responsible for.
I know it seems impossible to do anything for yourself because we have so many responsibilities as mothers, but guess what- MAKE YOURSELF A RESPONSIBILITY! You deserve to have your needs met just like you children, spouse, and everyone else that you take care of. Choose one of these and do some self care today. If you can’t today, pick one day a week to do something for yourself. You deserve all the happiness and happiness comes with self love and care.
Come back and let me know how you felt afterwards. Want more self care tips, check out our other Self Care resources.