20 Great Ways to Take Care of Yourself!


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I am a huge believer in self care.  Taking care of yourself is vital to both your health and your ability to care for another person.

I spent years wishing I had been mothered and taken care of better, but then it dawned on me that I could just take care of myself. Instead of hoping for the perfect parent I decided to be my own parent.  Becoming a licensed massage therapist at age 19 was super helpful, too.  I learned at early age how important it was to take care of yourself.

So don’t depend on anyone else to meet your needs and take care of you.  You are own best healer, caregiver and parent.  Treat yourself like you treat your children.

Here are my favorite self care things to do.

1. Yoga class (or just a few minutes of a home practice works too).

2. Self Massage (I go over this in great detail in my From Maiden to Mother eCourse).

3. Take a bath, preferably with salt and some essential oils for added detox and relaxation.

4. Read a book outside.

5. Go for a walk.

6. Have a glass of wine and talk to a friend. Thank God for Facetime and Skype if all your friends are long distance like me.

7. Take a class or go to a hobby meeting.  Follow your bliss!

8. Go window shopping.

9. Get your nails done or paint them yourself.  It’s amazing how good a fresh coat of nail polish (chemical free, if you can!) can make you feel.

10. Get a massage.

And a few more for good measure.

11. Go to an acupuncturist.

12. Go to a homeopath.

13.  Go to a chiropractor.

14. Go to an energy healer.

15. Go to an astrologist.

16. Meditate.

17. Pray.

18. Journal.

19. Make art (or even just color in a coloring book).

20.  Have sex!

 What did I forget?  What do you do to take care of yourself?


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Hiya! I'm Stephanie. Mama and Baby Love is all about helping mothers on their own personal health and healing journey and enjoying life along the way. You can learn more about me and what I'm all about. Sign up for my newsletter for more tips, info and inspiration!

Comments

  1. Funny you mention # 19. Just the other day my 4 yr old daughter asked me to color a page in her coloring book. I colored the arm of the princess then went back to emptying the dishwasher. She said, “no mom, color the WHOLE page”. I said ughhh under my breath…as I needed to do some housework. But I granted her wish and sat back down and proceeded to color the whole page. It was a detailed page, so about 15 minutes later I still wasn’t done but she asked me to stop. I didn’t want to stop. I felt so calm and clear! It was an amazing feeling. I even went back later and finished the page! :)

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