Welcome to month three of my monthly wellness series. This month’s topic is one that is very important to me. The topic of self-care. I think self-care is something that women either don’t take enough time for or feel like they need to apologize for. Self-care is something that to be the best in other areas of our life we must do!
Monthly Wellness Series Month Three: Self-Care
Why I think it’s important:
I could write a novel on why I think self-care is important but to me, it comes down to this. I can’t take care of the people in my life if I am not taking care of myself. If I do not do certain things daily, weekly, monthly, I am just not a good wife and mom. I will elaborate more on what I do below. I think as women we are so quick to put everyone and everything first. Women have a harder time saying no to things than men so we over-stress ourselves with commitments (guilty!). I love this article from a few years ago on the No club. We also feel the need to apologize constantly for saying no or even just existing. So I think taking time for ourselves daily even 30 minutes can make such a huge difference in being a better us for all the things in our lives we must do.
What I do:
Everyone’s self-care is going to look different. Things that fill me up may not fill you up and that’s OK. So keep that in mind when reading what I do. These are the self-care habits I swear by. For me daily I need to work out, shower, read, and do my skincare routine. Other things I love for self-care are manicures/pedicures, massages from time to time, walks with friends (really fills me up!), catching up with friends over the phone or FaceTime, and spending quality time with my family outside. It’s funny, I am NOT outdoorsy but being outdoors gives me so much life.
The challenge for this month:
Find ONE thing daily you can do for self-care for yourself. Something that fills you up and brings you joy. Also, try to be better at saying NO to things that do not fill you up and bring you joy.
Previous months challenges:
What is one thing for self-care you plan to try this month?