3 Ways to Create Space for You & Your Self Care

The other day while having my morning cup of coffee and working out with my kids’ favorite YouTubers playing in the background, it came to me how much I had put them first. Becoming a mother is life-changing, in many ways I did not expect. Creating so much time and space for them literally left me chasing it for my own self.

I no longer went on runs, worked out, did my makeup, nor wore cute clothes just because they made feel good. I had given up almost every aspect of me for the sake of my kids. It wasn’t until recently that I looked over my goals, my values, and the person I wanted to become.

Successful

Fit

Happy

Analyzing who I was becoming played a major role in this shift. I wanted to be the best mother I could be. I knew that wouldn’t be possible if I didn’t find joy in who I was. You typically could find me wearing the most comfortable outfit (even if it had bleach stains and maybe even holes), or thinking I was ok cleaning the house while they were sleeping. I wanted to create time and space for me.

Here are a few tips on how to Create a Self Care Routine for You

  1. Map out the things you want to do, not for anyone else, but for you!
    • Make a meal only you love and endulge yourself
    • Take a bubble bath while the kids are sleeping or at school
    • Get out of the house and actually go and get your nails done
  2. Take you PTO or a day off if your an entrepreneur and rest
    • You’ve earned it
    • Rest is not a reward, it is necessary (who can pour from an empty cup?)
    • The household chores can wait
  3. Make a weekly and monthly routine of it.
    • “This is my time that I get just for me.” Repeast this to yourself as much as you may need.

Now that you’ve created the time and space for your own self care here are a few ways you can enjoy your time.

  • Wear clothes that make you feel like a million bucks
  • What is something you absolutely loved to do prior to marriage or having kids, whatever it may be, do it!
    • Running
    • Getting a mani and pedi
    • Reading in silence
    • Visiting coffee shops
    • Looking through furniture stores
  • Do something creative
    • Craft something you’ve been wating to make for your own enjoyment (wreaths)
    • Dance
    • Plan a huge Self Care trip for your birthday
    • Make yourself a body butter and play with fragrences

Here, I talk about how I have created space to pour into my own cup. I truly hope these lists help you find a way to create space for you. I’d love to know what things you enjoy doing in the time you make for yourself.

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