Today is day 27 in the series 31 Days to Loving Sensory Parenting. You can read all the posts here.
I’ve tried to find the words today, to write something on self-care. But I’ll be honest, when it comes to self-care, I don’t make time for it. I’m lazy about it. I don’t make it a priority. No matter how much I need it, it’s just hard.
There’s laundry to do, lunches to pack, meltdowns to get through, therapy to do.
My list never ends.
But I’ve found a few great things that I’m going to share and challenge myself and you to do. Some great ideas when you need to take care of yourself. My five favorite ways I’m going to try to take care of myself.
- Make a self-care calendar. The Greatist.com had a month long challenge and included a calendar of self-care activities. Although, this may end up as just another to do, I love that you wouldn’t have to think of it, just do it!
- Get back to basics. Sometimes when I think of self-care I think of extravagance and luxury and lots of time (none of those fit my lifestyle right now). But, it doesn’t have to be complicated. I love this cheat sheet from Honor Yourself Now.
- Figure out what you need. When we put ourselves last sometimes we can’t even figure out what we need. I love this self-care resume from Mindful Art Studios. Snag the free printable here!
4. Laughter may be the best self-care. The psychologist we work with always says comments that we still have our sense of humor and that’s how she knows we are ok. Watch something that will make you life or read a funny book. Here’s a little humor for today:
Make self-care and you a priority it may be something to put at the top of goal list. It’s the best thing you can do for you and your family. Take care of yourself.