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Summer ended, we flew through September, and holy buckets it’s almost Halloween. Between the kids heading back to school, the calendar filling up with activities, and my daughter turning 15…I had no idea if I was coming or going the last two months. How are you doing right now? I ask because I had to ask myself that a few weeks ago when I realized I hadn’t slowed down enough to focus on myself.
So really, how are you doing?
We already know that as a mom, moms of twins and moms of singletons, we have to focus on self care, or we can’t 100% take care of others. But knowing, and actually focusing and doing, are different things. Even when life gets crazy busy, we can still put the focus back on our own self care, without taking away from the focus on our family.
Self Care Secrets to Put the Focus on YOU
#1 Avoid and Eliminate Negatives
Over the years I’ve found that I am affected by things that shouldn’t affect me. Sad news stories, angry opinion pages, and the list goes on. Often it’s a train wreck you don’t want to look away from, but what is the point? When I stopped reading, watching, and paying attention to the negative I felt so much better. I still stay up to date on important things, but I quit visiting local news station pages and watching a lot of the videos shared on social media, that’s for sure. 😉 Figure out what things trigger negative responses in you, and avoid them if you can.
Balance can be one of the hardest things to figure out, especially for work at home moms like myself. Many years ago, when working at a local casino, a supervisor gave me a wonderful piece of advice, that I remind myself of often. It helps me keep the best balance I can, and when I am balanced, I am more rested and happier.
#3 Kindness Pep Talk
Tell yourself ‘you are a rock star.’ Look yourself in the mirror and say ‘hello gorgeous!‘. Give yourself a little kindness pep each day, to remind yourself of the awesomeness that you are. If you don’t like talking to yourself, put stickers in your binder, write messages on your calendar, or pick up a mug with an inspirational message on it.
#4 Vitamin Me Time
When I start the morning with me time, I feel my best. One, because I have a few moments to welcome the day before toddler twins take it over. Two, because I can free my mind of any thoughts racing through it – hello journaling. Three, because I remember to take my vitamin and when I take my vitamin all is right in my world.
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