Today I want to talk about self-care. While it's something that has always been important, it hasn't always been talked about. In recent years, women have been talking more about self-care and why it's vital to our lives. As a mother, I feel like it's more crucial than ever. So many times we see women become mothers and completely put their needs aside. They take on these roles and, in an effort to care for everyone else, they forget to care for themselves.
I too am guilty of this. I rarely have the motivation to get to the gym, but on those rare occasions that I do make it, I feel amazing once I'm done. I really enjoy pushing myself and that feeling of accomplishment that comes once you're done, but going to the gym means an hour away from my babies. As a mom who works 9-5, the time I get with my babies is limited, especially during the week. So, more often than not, my workouts don't make it into my daily schedule.
That's something I'm trying to change because working out clears my mind. It relieves stress and makes me feel good. We should all be engaging in activities that make us feel good. When we do that, we become the best version of ourselves. Taking the time out to focus on what makes us feel good is not only important for ourselves, it's important for our children. We can't be the best mother possible if we're not our best self. That's what self care is all about, taking the time to invest in ourselves so we can in turn be the best version of ourselves for us and our children.
Self-care varies based on the individual. For me, self-care consists of hot yoga, meditation, watching the sunset, being at the beach, reading a good book, being outdoors, taking a hot bath and enjoying an at-home spa night. There's many different ways that we can pour into ourselves, the important thing is making sure we find the time to do it. You pour so much into everyone else, you deserve to pour into yourself as well. So, take a few minutes for yourself today and do something that makes you feel good. After all, you deserve it.
I'd love to know what self-care looks like to you. Drop me a comment and let me know!