For some time now I have been thinking about better self care. Like many moms, I pour everything into my family’s well being. As a result, I don’t spend much time taking care of me.
This week, I challenged myself to step out of my comfort zone. I tried four things:
- Drank more water. Instead if getting a coke at lunch or dinner, I purposely drank water with my meals. This was huge for me, because I love soda and have since childhood.
- Cut out sweets. Often, I found myself grabbing candy out of our vending machine at work. I didn’t buy one candy bar and you know what? I honestly didn’t miss it.
- Rested. This is by far the hardest for me as I am always doing something such as laundry, cleaning house, buying groceries, helping with homework, etc. However, I carved out a Sunday afternoon nap. Ahhhh…
- Exercised. Again finding time in my schedule to work out is challenging. Yet, my son suggested we work out together as a family. We had a great time helping each other exercise.
I am no health expert by any means. I am just sharing some things I implemented in my life. I definitely feel better physically and emotionally. I pray I can make it a habit.
Do you have a self care routine you’d like to share with us?
Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well. – 3 John 1:2