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Raise your hand if you haven’t done anything for your own personal wellness in the last 2 weeks…
If you have to think about it, it’s been too long.
Let’s stop this habit of not taking care of ourselves and start finding wellness by simplifying the action. I find that moms make it too complicated and overthink when trying to incorporate wellness and self care into their routine. We want it to be an elaborate thing where we feel so refreshed afterwards. The truth is that self care on a daily basis might look like feeling relieved, feeling less cluttered, eating good and having more energy, or just being happy.
Wellness doesn’t have to happen at a spa
Yea, I used to think that I could only get treatments at a spa, gym, or nail salon too. But, the truth of the matter is that home treatments work just as well and you can do them anytime you want – no appointment needed.
Although the spa is my favorite place to spend free time, I’ve realized that doing things that make me feel good aren’t just about pampering. Taking care of my home and making it look good and eating foods that make me feel good are also self care. I’m really an adult now – this is the kind of stuff that makes me happy now!
By getting out of the habit of needing it to be a big deal, with a half a day spent away from home, you can get the spa like treatment every weekend if you want and you can do something to better your wellness in just 30 minutes a day. The hardest part might be getting your family to be quiet while you are pampering and taking care of yourself and start finding wellness.
Wellness can be done in a low cost and quick way
If you’re serious about incorporating a habit of wellness in your routine but don’t know where to start or feel you’re too busy to do what you need to do, try out these simple ways to start.
- Sleep – go to bed 30 minutes early or take a quick 30 minute nap
- Limit processed food and alcohol
- Move 30+ minutes a day
- Schedule a therapy appointment
- Write in a journal
- Find in person and local connection
- Eat brain foods (walnuts, avocado, salmon, kale,
- Spend some quiet time for devotion
- Say no and set boundaries
- Water your plants
- Stretch and hydrate
- Read one chapter in a book
- Organize a room, drawer, closet, shelf, etc.
Wellness is about your attitude
We can find excuses for everything and usually, taking our wellness and ourselves seriously gets the most excuses. By keeping this practice to one thing a day for 30 minutes we are more apt to find the time and actually get it done. You could even plan this out by putting one task listed above on your calendar for each day for the next 2 weeks (that’s why there are 14 items!). Check one item off a day and watch as your take better care of yourself more easily.
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