self-care (noun): the practice of taking action to preserve or improve one’s own health; the practice of taking an active role in protecting one’s own well-being and happiness, in particular during periods of stress.
– Oxford Dictionary
Hey there, mama. You know self-care is essential, but you don’t have any extra time to make it happen. I get it—you’re a busy mom. Some days, it’s hard enough just to find a spare minute to shower or go pee without an audience.
I’ve tried explaining to my kids that mommy needs a minute to herself, but—spoiler alert—they don’t listen.
So when I see self-care gurus writing about complicated mindfulness routines, I give my MacBook some severe side eye. This kind of advice usually comes from a good place, but it’s just not practical for me.
Maybe you feel the same way.
By the end of the day, the only type of self-care I have the energy for is a glass of Merlot and a good Netflix binge. Can you relate?
The problem is that this kind of stress relief doesn’t last. As soon as I hit the “off” button on the remote control and rinse out my stemware, I’m right back in wound-up-mom mode.
The kind of self-care that lives up to its definition is the kind that:
- is good for your physical health
- is good for your mental / emotional health
- makes you feel happy
- reduces your stress
- doesn’t add to your (already long) to-do list
- is free, or almost free
- you can implement right away (as in, today)
Most of us are using self-care techniques that check some of these boxes but not others.
Let’s change that.
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