4 Simple Steps to Help
You Practice Self Care
From the moment I became a mother or an adult perhaps, it seems as if our world becomes about everyone else. Caring for our children or working 8-5. There is always something. We never forget about taking care of everyone but ourselves.
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When we are given the gift of motherhood or adulthood, those things get knocked down to the bottom of our priority list. Now don’t get me wrong here, I love my kids more than anything in the world, but you cannot forget about yourself. Just because you are a mom now, does not mean your chop liver. Know what I mean?
In the present time, I am an entrepreneur, a mom of four, a wife, a homeschool mom, and let me tell you a secret, I know I am not the only one!
So in this everchanging world of ours, how do we make self-care a priority? That is what I am going to share with you today! I have a plan just for you that will help guide you on your self care journey.
What is self-care?
Make self-care a priority
Recognize how little or how much you do get
Find your passion
4 Simple Steps to Help You Practice Self Care
Step One: Learn what self care really means
If you want a definition, well it’s pretty funny actually: Care for oneself. It’s a very broad definition and I think sometimes that’s where we fall off and just forget about it.
It may be so broad you literally think, I do not have time for that. Self-care honestly can mean anything in your world, as long as you are taking care of yourself.
Such as if you want to watch that sappy movie by yourself, with your door shut, have some wine, three slices of pizza, and a chocolate bar to go with that movie, then that’s what self-care is.
Try not to overthink it, everyone (yes even us moms) has to start somewhere.
Step Two: Make Self Care a Priority
Now that we know what self-care is, we must make it a priority.
There are no excuses, you are human too! Deep down inside of you mama, your old self is there! Remember who she is and what she loves. If you have to wake up early or go to bed early, if you have to cancel plans, if you have to adjust your schedule, that is what you need to do.
Look, I get it, I am a mom too, so when my kids were born, suddenly nobody else in the world mattered, that little person was everything and you made sure everyone else in your family was taken care of first.
Even extended family, and how much of that can one person take? That right there is called pure love, and it’s an amazing gift, but there has to be a point where you stop and say I matter too.
Step Three: Make a goal of how often you want to practice self care
Remember earlier when I was saying self-care is broad? Well, that’s no lie.
There are literally hundreds, maybe thousands of ways to practice self-care. Some may argue that certain things are not self-care, but honestly, if you are making yourself happy and trying to improve yourself, then do it.
For a week, I want you to grab some paper and write down all the things you do all day.
Be as detailed as you can, I mean even write down when you had to change your toddler’s underwear because they pooped their pants for the third time today.
If you want self-care to be a priority, you need to really understand how much you’re getting. Take those notes, and read them after a week, what did you do all day?
Did anything you do all week, including making time for yourself?
This will help you recognize what you need to change in your everyday life.
Step Four: Find Your Passion
Everyone is passionate about something.
For instance, this is one of mine. I hope there is one mom out there that reads this and says “wow, I really need to get my priorities straight”
I hope I can wake up her inner self and show her that she is not alone, but also that she’s important too. What are you passionate about right now? What did you use to be passionate about?
Did you like to sketch? Did you like to write?
Did you volunteer your time on Saturdays? Did you make and sell an awesome product? Maybe you are passionate about bubble baths and want to sell some awesome bath bombs!
Passion is what drives us in life, and I promise you when you find it, all of these things will make way for itself.
I hope you take this and apply it to your life sister! You matter too!! Don’t forget 💛💛💛
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