Do you forget to take care of yourself?
I know, it’s hard. I’ve been there. There are so many things going on in your life. So many stressors, right? For many of us, it’s REALLY hard to find the balance - and this is especially true if there is a new baby (or any children!) in the house.
So often we going through the day just trying to survive - juggling multiple plates in the air. Perhaps the deadlines and demanding boss keep you up at night. Or you’re so tired and end up arguing with your partner so much that you can’t concentrate at work. Or you’re exhausted by family drama – your parents, your siblings, your children? Or maybe it’s a bit of everything and you just have NO time for anything else. The plates are all in the air - they’re spinning, you’re spinning - and before you know it everything is crashing to the ground in pieces.
Life can be really amazing, but it can also really wear you down. This is why setting time aside and taking care of you is so important.
Self-care doesn’t have to be extravagant and it doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. It can be as simple (and cheap) as taking a bubble bath at night, putting down the laundry and reading a book instead, learning to say “no” on occasion, or starting a 5 minute mindfulness practice each night.
With that in mind, I want to encourage – to challenge – you to join me in engaging in self-care. The challenge is completely self-driven. Each day, you’ll use the guide to choose just 1 way to take care of yourself. On the ideas list, you'll note there are lots of small changes you can make today - and some bigger ones to plan for the future. Track your progress with the calendar pages and note how you feel at the end of each week. It's that easy - and I promise you will feel better at the end of the challenge!
It’s designed to be a 21-day program, but it’s completely up to you how long you participate. This shouldn’t be something else you “have” to do, but more something that makes you feel good – even better – about yourself. If you fall off the wagon or miss a day, give yourself some grace and hop back on the next day. I’ll be right there beside you!
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Take care of yourself Mama - you deserve it!
Jennifer Howard, LPC
I am passionate about helping tired moms thrive and healing the stigma of postpartum distress and mood disorders. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (Virginia/DC) and Nationally Certified Professional Life Coach specializing in perinatal mental wellness, marriage/partnership strength and infant sleep and soothing.
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