Hello and happy Friday… I’m currently dancing in my PJs while listening to the sound of my keurig making my morning coffee while the kiddos are still sleeping 🎉
I want to talk about self care as I know #momlife can get heavy and hard to care for yourself when you have so many mouths to feed and care for. Self care has been the last thing I have ever even thought about because taking care of four children is a full time job in itself.
When I read this quote the other day “Taking care of yourself is part of taking care of your kids” at first I didn’t quite grasp it. I also never put much thought into what self care truly means. I thought getting out and being kid free is self care but NO! It could be waking up earlier so that you can have a few moments to yourself, showering during nap time or reading a good book and forgetting about the laundry. Anything that you enjoy that you can do alone, even if it’s for 15 minutes (which I totally recommend more) is self care.
Not often do I get a peaceful moment alone but I have started making sure I make time for it because now I understand the meaning of how self care is taking care of your kids. As someone that struggles with depression and anxiety, I can feel myself shutting down when I’ve reached my point of being all touched out or when the toddler tantrums have been on a high… I start feeling overly exhausted and getting moody! My children deserve a happy and healthy mom so if I need to forget cleaning during the one time I have to be alone you best bet I will be!
So if you’re a busy mom like me, that hardly gets a break I encourage you to try to find that time for yourself! For me, I usually try to wake up an hour or two before my kiddos every morning to have some me time! Just the slightest amount of reset can change not only how you feel but your children as well.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!