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It made me stop and think about the ways that I take to purposefully slow down and take care of myself. I know that taking care of myself will not only brighten my day but will help with the overall tone I set for the house.
Here’s what self care looks like to me at this stage of life:
Going to Target at night after the kids go to bed and picking up a Chick-fil-a milkshake on the way. There’s something serene about late night shopping.
Carving out at least ten minutes a day to read….while lying down. Multi-tasking at it’s best. 🙂
Pulling the kids in a wagon around the block when I need some outdoor time to help clear my head.
Getting rid of old t-shirts and replacing them with real, adult pajamas. I’m doing this slowly but I’m almost there!
Spending family time outside in the evening blowing bubbles, laying watching the clouds, and making up our own games. Relaxing family-together time nourishes the soul.
Getting regular haircuts. Okay, I admit that I’m not very good at this one but I want to do better!
Listening to a podcast while I do mundane chores during the kid’s nap time.
Buying luxurious towels for our bathroom and tossing out the old ones.
Eating three meals a day, no exceptions. If I’m too busy to eat, I’m too busy.
Enjoying an extended before bed routine – brush, floss, wash, moisturize, lay out clothes for the next day, write out to-do list, etc.
Making a cup of coffee for myself every morning. Even if I have to reheat it once or twice it’s still a treat.
Going to bed at a decent hour.
Getting up 15 minutes before my family. I just started this habit two weeks ago and it. has. changed. my. life! It is SO HARD for me to wake up early but after reading what my blogging friend (friend in my head at least ha!), Crystal Paine of MoneySavingMom.com, wrote encouraging women to make the most of their mornings I decided to give it a try. I figured if it could work for me, it has to work for anyone!
I bought Crystal’s 14-day course that is designed to help you rebuild the very foundation of your day, and help ignite a new sense of passion and purpose in your lives (all in only 15 minutes a day!). I can’t tell you what a blessing it has been to me. If it can make this narcoleptic sacrifice 15 minutes of sleep each morning you know it’s worth it. I have an energy that lasts all day. It’s hard to fathom that losing sleep gives me energy but getting a jump start on my day and finding time for myself before anyone else wakes up is priceless.
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Getting back to self care, what are some ways that you care for yourself at the stage of life you’re in?