It’s no secret, I’m all about a healthy amount of self-care! It’s how I stay sane as a mom—and human being—and I believe it’s needed for EVERYONE! And I can’t think of a better time for a little self-care than right now with everything going on everyone being stuck inside.
I find that when I look and feel good by doing things that are great for me, I’m a much happier, energetic, and fun mom for my babies.
These are some of the ways I love to practice self-care (some daily and some weekly).
Enjoy a Cup of Coffee In the Morning (While It’s Still Hot!)
The quiet alone time in the morning before everyone else wakes up really helps me start my day off right. I’m able to clear my mind and get a happy headstart to the day!
Reading + Journaling
Another one of my favorite things about the morning time is just getting a positive word in to start my day. Putting pen to paper to get all my thoughts, prayers and to-do lists for the day out of my head is one of my favorite things! And I find that writing it down (and then crossing it off) helps to get more done and feel accomplished.
Take a Hot Bath
Light a candle, put on some music and sit back—this is such a great way to relax after a long day.
Enjoy a Pamper Session
Let’s be honest, when you look good, you feel good! That’s why I always remember to take the time to go get my nails done, do my at-home laser hair removal, groom the brows, do an extra face mask, whiten my teeth or derma plane! All of these things I love doing to help me feel my best.
Get In a Workout
No matter what I make sure to get my weekly workouts in—and no matter what we have going on that week or even if I have to do them with my babies right by my side—I honestly never regret it. Working out makes me feel so much better, physically and mentally. And especially when I’m working towards a goal, you can bet I make sure to get it in!
Listen to a Podcast
I love listening to super positive, motivational or informative podcasts to get the day started or while driving, cleaning, or on the treadmill. A few of my favorites are The Skinny Confidential Him & Her, The Tony Robbins Podcast, Dr. Josh Axe Show, & The Rise Together Podcast. I think it’s a great way to practice self-care for the mind. There are so many more, so you can find one that fits your interests or goals but here are a few links to start…
Organize Your Space
Finally, I love to tackle organizational projects. With all the extra time on our hands… spring cleaning to be done… now is the perfect time. Not only do I think the process itself is therapeutic but a cleaner space just helps you to feel so much better once it’s done, too! I prefer to take everything out, get rid of what I don’t need, and then organize what’s left into containers or display accordingly.