The 3 Types Of Self-Care For Mums

The 3 Types Of Self-Care For Mums

We hear it all the time...

I know that I need to be looking after myself…

I just don’t have the time…

I am too exhausted to do that extra work…

I can’t even think about anything else at the moment…

It’s the only time I get with my hubby!

 

Look I get it these are all real-life reasons that happen to many of us every week, if not every day!

 

The biggest misconception about self-care is that it has to be time-consuming and this HUGE deal otherwise it “won’t work”... 🤷🏻‍♀️

The reality is that there are 3 types of Self-care and when used in conjunction with one another that is where you get the “Zen as Fuck” feeling…

 

The 3 Types Of Self-Care

First, wanting some time to Self-Care isn’t weak and certainly doesn’t mean that you don’t love those around you… It's in fact the opposite, you want to be the best version!

 

There are 3 types of Self-Care and they should be used in conjunction with one another;

  1. Micro Me-Time - spontaneous throughout the day ranging from 1-15 minutes in length.
  2. Regular Panned - This is usually 1-2 times per week ranging from 30 - 90 minutes 
  3. The special times -  This is 1-3 times per 90 days and can go for 2 hours- the day.

 

So it doesn't have to be this huge thing!

 

Now there is also passive and practiced self-care. 

 

Passive: means in short this is good lifestyle choices that we usually know that we should make and often don’t or only make some. 

PS: I am definitely not saying ditch the ice-cream and chocolate (I know I don’t) but just moderation and balance with other good choices. 😉

Practiced: means in short the things that we have to consciously make an effort for or work toward.

 

So remember next time you are feeling a little overwhelmed or the kids are screaming…

Self-care really doesn’t have to be hard!

 

Most people… Particularly us busy mums forget about spontaneous and regular self-care!

But this is the most important type…

Without these, you can go get your hair or nails done maybe a massage even but then… POOF! Nothing for weeks!

 

Which let’s be real may as well be a lifetime in mum world… 😳

It can be quick and it can be very simple, easy, and TIME EFFICIENT…

Be sure to leave a comment with your best Self-Care idea below.

 

With love,

A.

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