Monday, July 7, 2014

Monday Motivation: Taking Care of Yourself


Let's face it, sometimes we just don't take the time to care for ourselves. We're caregivers, nurturers, spouses, mothers, sisters, friends, daughters, and so much more... it can be difficult to find the time to look after our own selves, when we're so often concerned with everyone else around us.

Take me for example- I used to have an evening beauty regimine, which included removing my make up, plucking stray hairs, clipping my nails, applying an anti-aging product, resolving dry skin issues with lotions, etc. I used to excercise every single day. I used to make healthier choices when it came to the things I was eating. Somewhere, after marrying my husband, all of that sort of started to slip away, and after I became a mom, that pretty much all went completely out the window.

Lunch is served!

I have resolved to take a few minutes for myself every day. I am used to staying up late, and working on MBP stuff until I can no longer keep my eyes open. I'm used to hopping into bed whenever, and however I am at that moment, is how I hit the pillow- makeup and all. I'm taking five minutes before I get into bed to take care of my skin, and to attend to those callouses forming on my feet. I am getting into bed before 10 pm, so I can read or just wind down and watch something on my tablet for 30 minutes.  I'm making better choices as to what I eat for breakfast and lunch. Granola, dried fruits, wheat crackers, sliced cheese, salads, and cutting out sliced bread, and the trap of eating the mac and cheese or pizza that I make for B. I'm reminding myself that 30 minutes of running around and playing soccer in the backyard with my son counts as excercise for us both- so we're doing a whole lot more of that, before it gets too hot outside to stand being out there.

I am realizing more and more that small changes can have a big impact... small changes to diet, activity, and health/beauty routines, sleep habits, can really improve a lot of things about our lives. I challenge you to make a small, positive change in your life this week, and see what an impact it makes. I'll be looking forward to hearing what you choose to change.



2 comments:

  1. It is so important to take time out of our bush schedules for ourselves. We will be no good to anyone if we do not eat healthy every day and get exercise. Winding down at night and getting a good night sleep is so important. I am glad that you are doing all these things for yourself.

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  2. What a great idea. This week I resolve to replace a carb with a veggie for dinner each night!

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