Who thinks of self-care and laughs? Wondering if you can really fit 1 more thing into your already jam-packed schedule. Looking at self-care as if it is this unattainable thing. Only those who have a nanny, house cleaner, stylist, and any other type of help can fit self-care into their routine. Well, I am here to tell you that YOU can also create space for self-care. How you ask?! Well, I can help you with that.
You are probably wondering who I am to begin with. My name is Samantha. I own BeYOUtiful Box. A subscription box for women to promote self-love. I am a sexual assault survivor, mama of 3 (ages 11, 8, & 2), wife of 13 years, a self-love and self-care advocate, author, and a woman who personally struggled with self-hatred for many years. It wasn’t until I decided to focus on myself that I realized the importance of self-care.
Whether you are a mom, a wife, an employee, or any other role you may fill; self-care is crucial to your wellness. Self-care isn’t a phase. It is a way of life that needs to be implemented now.
Where do you begin?
Create a list of things that you love to do. It can be anything that you love. Here is a part of my list…
*Reading a book.
*Taking a long shower.
Grab your planner and look at the month of June. Schedule in 2 days of self-care. Schedule it like you would a Dr’s appointment or any other type of commitment. This is your chance to begin a self-care routine. Pick 2 items from your list that you made above and put 1 on each of the 2 days you chose.
Tell your family that these dates are important and that you must keep this obligation to yourself. With their help, you will be able to succeed in creating space for self-care.
With practice, self care becomes easier. It may feel weird or strange at first but keep going. It is like a muscle. The more you use it, the easier it will get. Remind yourself that you are creating these moments to give your family, your self, your job, and your surroundings the best you available. Self care isn’t selfish. Self care is needed to ensure that you are living the life that you are meant to live.