Self-Care is for EVERYONE!

When you’re not used to taking care of yourself, self-care first feels like a task, then it becomes a habit, then it becomes a need.

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In a world that’s always on the go and forces that agenda on everyone, it’s hard to make time for yourself and understand that making time for yourself isn’t a bad thing but rather something that should be done daily.

I will be honest, it took a while for me to understand this for myself.

As most moms can attest, asking for a break or even feeling like I needed one made me feel guilty. I was being a full-time mom, working a full-time job, and in school full time because I felt like I needed to use every ounce of the day doing something.

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My life changed drastically when I completed school and had all this free time on my hands. My anxiety got so out of control I had to be medicated, and even worse I felt like a failure (after getting my masters degree!) due to having so much time and nothing to do with it! (crazy I know !)

Now that I have taken the time to really slow down and embrace it.

I’ve read more books than I have since high school and I am even a better mother to my children.

The breaks realign me with who I am and when I can connect with who I am I have much more to give.

To all my readers today I encourage you to do a little self-care this week, quiet the world and focus on your needs. It’s okay we all need a break sometimes!

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Here are some suggestions to get you started!

  1. Set aside a day or time when you naturally have time to yourself.
  2. Make an appointment to spend time with yourself (trust me it goes from feeling like a job to being a welcomed break!)
  3. Take out a journal or notebook and write some things you use to do that you would like to get back to.
  4. Start that hobby you have put off for years due to not having time
  5. Simply GO FOR IT !!

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