All About Self-Care. Hey Guys, I hope you are well. This post is all about Self-Care. As women, we go through a lot. I mean – A LOT. It has become such an important topic, and I want to share my perspective on the topic. As mothers, we make things look so easy by almost ‘pretending’ to know exactly what we are doing when we don’t have a clue. Think about it, and we rush through in and out of the shower within 3 seconds, just in case someone wants something. How mad is that? As well as loving others, it’s also important to love ourselves too.
All About Self-Care
Self-care is any activity that you do to take care of your mental, emotional and physical health. The things you do to uplift your mood, reduce anxiety and have a good relationship with yourself and others around you.
Why Is Self-Care Important?
Single mothers are very busy multi-tasking in their everyday lifestyle. We forget about ourselves, and sometimes we hardly think about what we are doing or what it is doing to our health. We want to make sure the bills are paid on time and have food on the table. However, Self-Care is very important because it realises any negative energy and helps you relax. Don’t get me wrong, and it can get overwhelming and too much pressure that sometimes you’ll feel you can not breathe. However, practising Self-Care now and then helps refresh yourself and stay in control of things.
How To Practice Self-Care?
You must understand there are some ways rather than one way to practice self-care. This can be done daily, weekly, or monthly, whatever suit you best. You start today, tomorrow, whenever. Just let me be a part of your routine.
Exercising – You do not need a gym membership. Rather than driving or using public transport, try walking or running down the beach/parks now and then. You can even take up a monthly challenge for yourself to achieve a particular goal. No matter how busy you are, make exercising a priority.
Socialising with loved ones. Everyone is busy nowadays, especially single mums. Once you become a parent, you’ll find everyone disappears. But, it doesn’t have to be like that. Plan monthly girls catch up with your girlfriends, or a simple phone call now and then makes a difference.
Self-Care starts with your mindset. If you are stress, everything little thing will cause emotional stress. If you are calm, everything will be fine. I understand as single mums; we are stressed every day from morning to bedtime at night. This is because we do a lot of thinking and go over the same things repeatedly in our mind. However, if you take a step back and breathe, start with one thing at a time, and try not to think so negative about yourself, everything will be fine.
Being on a healthy diet is another way to practice good self-care. Thinking about Self-Care is all about being happy and feeling good about yourself. But, of course, you also want to take care of your inner body as well. No, I am not talking about going from meat-lover to a vegetarian. I am talking about eating good quantity and good quality food. Rather than eating the same food for 2 – 3 days a week, try something new. It could be a little like a bar chocolate cereals or a nice roast turkey, instead of chicken dinner.
I hope you enjoyed this post. Yes, I know it’s tough to think about ourselves as single mothers. But Self-Care is very important. During the summer, I will personally challenge myself to take care of myself properly and be happy. Our kids learn from us; everything we do and say, they see it all. Rather than spending time on Social media or chatting on your phone for hours and hours to ease the stress, try to come up with something adventurous. Whatever you do, remember Self-Care is the key to living a balanced life.
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Do you have any tips for Self-Care? Please share.