Self-Care for the Busy Woman
Guest Post Written By: Wrae Sanders
Self-care sounds so difficult to do. It sounds like it takes a lot of time or money. All of us have busy schedules and it can seem just WAY too hard.
Nope. It’s easier than you think it may be. What’s holding you back from taking care of yourself?
-Time. I get this one. I’ve got three kids, animals to care for and a social life. I’m running a small business along with my blog.
It’s worth the time to take care of yourself. YOU ARE WORTH IT!!!
Read that last sentence as many times as you need to, but it’s true. Even if it is 10 minutes a day, close your bedroom door, turn on some music and meditate. Break out the yoga mat you bought three years ago and never used.
-Money. Many self-care ideas can be done for free or close to it. Here’s some ideas:
- listening to music
- YouTube meditation or yoga videos (see above)
- lighting a candle (your local Wal-Mart or Dollar Tree has candles)
- taking a walk around a park or your neighborhood
- taking a nap
- writing in a journal (these can be found for very cheap)
There are many other ideas that you can find online, but these are just a few things to start with.
What are the benefits of self-care?
-Better well-being. Women who take care of themselves generally feel better about themselves. They see lowered levels of anxiety and depression, among other mental health illnesses. They also have a better sense of self-worth.
-Better physical health.
– You can help others when they need it.
-Everyday life seems a bit easier. Life isn’t as overwhelming when you take a break and have a little fun.
So go out there, ride a bike, walk a mile or two. Burn that candle you’ve been staring at for a month. Watch that girly movie you’ve been wanting to watch for a while. You’re worth it. Self-care is good for you.
This was a guest post by Wrae Sanders:…
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Wrae is a life coach in Louisville, KY. Her business caters to those dealing with life’s transitions and parents of special needs children.
When she is not coaching, she enjoys reading, true crime podcasts, and movies. She is married and has three children.