I feel like I should explain the title first. When I say better I mean just making small improvements that will make every aspect of your physical, emotional, and personal life better. But maybe not everyone needs that. I know for me I am always looking for ways to be better. These are things I am doing to make myself better. So I am sharing the 8 things to do to make yourself better because maybe you need them too!
8 Things To Do To Make Yourself Better
Express Feelings: I am pretty good at expressing feelings to certain people. I have no problems telling my mom or Andrew if something bothers me. When it comes to other people I am terrible. I tend to just ignore people, or ignore the situation until I feel better and it’s really unhealthy. One thing I am trying to do better is expressing feelings. If someone says something that bothers me just calmly and in a not accusatory way telling them why.
Take Downtime/Me Time: Recently I have been very stressed. Even with Liam in school 3 days a week from 8:15-3 I feel like I don’t have a ton of time. This does NOT mean I want more time away from Liam. It means that I need more help from others or that some things need to go off my plate. I am trying to do things like relaxing during Liam’s naps (where usually I would scramble to get more things done). I find that taking an hour of his nap to relax honestly makes me more productive earlier in the day and later in the day.
Go For Walks: I find that even more than going into a gym or class going on walks mentally makes me better. I love going for walks with Liam because we are both getting fresh air and vitamins, we are both enjoying the sunshine, and I am getting exercise. Usually we also stop at the park or to look at the ducks too! It’s amazing how good I feel after. Try going for a 30 minute walk and see how great you feel after!
Change Up Your Routine: I am such a routined person that when I am in too much of a routine and I feel like when can get stagnant in our routines. So try switching up your routine! Go workout at a different time or maybe read first thing in the morning before you start your day!
Wake Up Earlier: On the same note try waking up 20-30 minutes earlier and see how you feel. When I wake up earlier I find that I feel a ton better during the day and then I go to sleep easier at night.
Reward Yourself: Treat yourself once a week to something fun. Maybe splurge on a workout class at a boutique studio, or get a fancy latte, or get your nails done! Just something you can look forward to!
Text Friends/Family: I know as moms especially life can get so busy that you forget to check in with people. So somedays I try to text one or two of my friends, or my family members just to say hi and let them know I am thinking about them. It’s incredible how loved it can make someone feel.
Write Snail Mail: On a similar note, write a piece of mail, a note, a postcard, something to a friend or family member just to say hi and that you were thinking of them. They will feel so good! Then you will too!
I would love know something you do to make yourself better! I can always use ideas.