Wednesday, May 15, 2019

THE IMPORTANCE OF SELF-CARE


Last year for the first time ever, I was thrown into the world of a stay at mom (or SLAY at home mom is what I like to call it). This was uncharted territory for me as I’ve always worked and have gone to school. 

Y’all.... this shit is hard 😳. Don’t get me wrong, I am not complaining at all but I never gave stay at home moms enough credit and for that I apologize. 

I think along the way, I lost myself a little. I’ve been so wrapped up in the day to day chores, ridiculous schedules of 2 older kids and then we threw a baby into the mix. I began to feel like my only role in life was to be some kind of shape shifter. Constantly shaping and shifting to conform to my family’s needs. Need a nurse? Here, let me slap a bandaid on it. Need a dry cleaner? Bring your uniform here, I’ll bleach it for you. Chef? I gotcha boo. The list seriously goes on. 

And working moms?! Shout out to you because my friend, you are a rockstar!!

It was only until recently that I realized I’ve been neglecting someone in my life......me. I’m a person too. Like a whole woman outside of my family. She still exists and is in there somewhere. 

Then the lightbulbs went off.

 💡 I’ve got to make myself a priority and start practicing self-care 💡


What exactly is self-care and why is it so important?

Self-care is when we deliberately engage in some sort of positive activity in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health.

These activities can include taking a bubble bath, painting your nails, reading a book, or going for a walk. Although these may appear to be very small activities, they can have a massive positive impact on your mental, emotional, and physical well-being.

Remember the last time you took a warm bubble bath and you got to sit in solace and breath? Yeah... me either but I’m sure it felt amazing!

Or the last time you took a quick walk around the neighborhood and got to enjoy the breeze and let nature take over your senses? 

Heck, even a glass of wine after your kids go to bed. 

Overtime, all these small acts of kindness you do for yourself create a lasting, positive impact in your life and family’s life. 

In order for us to run our households and manage our families, we have to remember to slow down and take care of ourselves. I know you’re probably thinking you have Z•E•R•O time in your day for this but ladies, make time. You are so very important! You matter! So make that time girl. 

And don’t let me fool you, I’m still struggling to practice this in my life but I’m a work in progress.

Remember: a happy mom = a happy home. 

I’ll come back to this topic a little more at the end of the month. I’m thinking a village self-care challenge 🤔

Xoxo,
Sara


Looking to slow down and practice self-care with me? I’ve dropped a link below ⬇️ to a great self-care journal. It guides you through slowing down and taking time for yourself. 





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