Now, maybe more than ever is it important to practice self-care. Today, I am sharing a 30 Day Self Care Calendar that includes all free ideas that you can do at home! Self-care does not mean fancy spa treatments and expensive shopping sprees. Self-care is taking care of your physical and mental well-being. Download the 30 Day Self Care Calendar of Ideas to try at home!
Taking Care of Yourself As a Busy Mom
How are you doing these days? I will admit that I have been in a bit of a funk the last week or so. I am sure you can relate, but my emotions are all over the place. One minute I am task-oriented, focusing on the day-to-day and the next I am sitting on the couch with zero motivation. Being a mom means a constant cycle of busyness and wanting to be less busy.
The last year has certainly been stressful for everyone. Stress builds up in our body and if we let it get the best of us, it can present problems. Have you heard the phrase “Put your own oxygen mask on first before helping others”. It can be harder to take care of others if we are not taking care of ourselves.
What is Self Care?
Self care is taking care of your physical and mental health through healthy habits. These self care practices can be things we do daily, weekly or on a yearly basis. While, self care can sometimes be glamorized as a “needed” trip to the spa or spending a lot of money on something, at its core, self care is really simple activities.
What are some examples of Daily Self Care?
There are little habits we can do each day to take care of our mind and body. When you integrate these self care practices into your daily routine, it becomes habits. Then, you no longer need to think about doing these self care activities–you just do them without even noticing!
- Getting enough sleep
- Staying Hydrated
- Maintaining close relationships with family and friends
- Eating Well
- Getting Fresh Air
- Scheduling routine doctor visits
It is easy, especially these days, to neglect one or more of these daily self care activities. But, over time, skipping out on of these healthy habits can catch up to you.
Personally, I’ve noticed that if I miss out on taking a walk outside or getting fresh air each day, I do not feel as great.
When we take care of ourselves, we are able to:
- Sleep Better
- Stay Healthy
- Maintain Healthy Relationships with Ourselves and Others
- Have a Positive Outlook
- Improve Mental Health
Even busy moms need to take care of our own bodies! It is so easy to focus on our kids and our husband. But, we are doing ourselves a disservice when we do not take the time for our own needs.
Taking care of ourselves is not selfish, it is necessary. Our kids notice our habits too! When they see us making sure we have adequate sleep, eating well and having a positive outlook, they are more likely to adopt the same habigs!
30 Day Self Care Calendar of Ideas
Have you ever thought about starting a self care routine? One way to get started is to begin with a Self Care Challenge. Commit yourself to 30 Days of self care. By the end of the challenge, you will be well on your way to a healthy self care routine!
Are you looking for some self care ideas? I put together a Printable 30 Day Self Care Calendar of ideas. These are all simple ideas that you can do at home. Best of all, these self care ideas are free!
30 Day Self Care Challenge
There is not specific time that you need to start a self care challenge. The sooner you start on a self care routine, the sooner you can be on the road to a healthier mind and body.
When should I start a self care challenge? NOW is a great time for a 30 Day Self Care Challenge!
Not sure how to start a 30 Day Self Care Plan? You can join at any time!
How to start a self care challenge:
1.Sign up to receive the Self Care Calendar.
2.Download the 30 Day Self Care Calendar (for some new fun self care ideas) + set some personal goals.
3. Decide on several habits you want to track for the next 30 days.
4. Use the Self Care Calendar to try some new and fun self care activities this month!
5. If you are looking for more self care tips, check out this Self Care Guide!
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