A Few Tips on Self Care
Let’s talk about self-care, because... Well, we hold it all together, ladies, but we do have a tendency to forget about ourselves. Am I right or am I right?
So, here is a small list of things that help me now or helped me in the past.
“Super Woman Rx” by Dr Taz
Every woman simply must read this book at least once. This is a perfect blend of natural and medical approach. It also has different advice for different personalities. I am a type A over-achiever, so telling me to “lay down and rest” won’t help. I found actually very helpful advice there.
This is one of the best mediation and relaxation apps. They literally have 3 minute meditation/breathing exercises that help SO. MUCH. It suggests mediations based on how you feel at the VERY moment ( you select it all). Seriously, one of my biggest crutches at times. I love it.
When I make food, I double the size and freeze a portion. Makes dinners infinitely easier. I also get boxed dinners twice a week. Let me tell you, this resolved so many “what’s for dinner?” blocks for me, and we keep favorite recipes that we cook ourselves later. Budget-helpful too.
I tried a million, my favorites so far are: Purple Carrot, Blue Apron, Hello Fresh and Home Chef. All different, but similar concept.
Home Chef has very generous portions. We always have leftovers.
Redundant, I know. But I feel a huge difference when I am diligent. My entire body does. There are many great options, look for food-based vitamins. There is a difference. I’ll link a few favorites in stories.
Time for self
For me, that’s a workout time, a cup of tea/coffee with a book, a bath sometimes.
I know it’s hard to find time. Trust me. There are times when I really, really want to sleep.
I tell myself that 15 extra minutes of sleep in the morning won’t make a difference, but 15 minutes of time for myself will.
It ends up behind more like 30 minutes for myself, but I always, always feel better after.
Just do it - morning or night, cut the time off for yourself and just do whatever makes you feel best.
This is my list to start with. What can you add? What helps you?