You have probably heard that word, self care, a whole lot. Usually, it goes along with someone who is inviting you to join them on a journey towards being healthier and being more fit.
That is definitely part of it! A healthy body is part of the whole self care movement, but that is not the only piece! There are so many ways we busy mamas can take care of ourselves so that we can pour into those we love and give ourselves to the ministries and passions we are focused on.
Here are some of my favorite ways to get in a little me time:
*Getting my hair/nails done
*shopping (Did you see my last blog post?)
*Night out with the girls
*Reading an uplifting book
*Learning a new skill
*Bath time and using my favorite essential oils/natural skin care products
*Going to the beach or any place that has water
*Hiking or fun outdoor activity with girlfriends
*Study a new topic
*Try a new healthy food restaurant
*Test out a new recipe or bake something yummy
*Being creative and putting together pretty outfits for myself, friends, and family.
*Singing, by myself, out loud in my home.
*Taking a nap! (Do it!)
As you can see, there are so many ways to fill your tank. We give a ton to those around us. If you are a mama, you probably feel like you are constantly running on empty.
But, it is hard to pour into others if you yourself are running on empty. It really is.
Fill your tank, then let that overflow into others.
We are such a busy society! Who the heck told us that in order to be great or worth anything, we had to run ourselves ragged? Who said busier was better?
Who said being a wife and mom was an act of a martyr? Um no.
There are sacrifices, yes. Obviously. But being a wife and a mom isn't a prison sentence. It isn't horrible. Let's knock that off.
Let's take care of ourselves and do things that bring us beauty, joy, pleasure, and then let's bring those very things to those we love.
What are your favorite ways to practice self care?
Be a Size You,