The Importance of Self Care

I’ve seen many women completely neglect themselves after becoming a wife and mother, and I vowed that I would not be one of them. I don’t think I fully understood why and how that neglect happens when I took that vow. As a current stay-at-home mom which I honestly never saw myself being it’s extremely hard to sometimes get a moment to myself, because when I am not taking care of my son, cooking, cleaning, or spending time with my husband, I am devoting time to this blog and working on building my business. Before I know it, it’s been weeks since I’ve taken time to myself.

Growing up, I was completely content locking myself up in my room and sitting in silence for hours, simply reading or watching TV because I enjoy being alone. However after taking on the responsibility of being both wife + momma + entrepreneur my moments of solitude are now few and far between and filled with thoughts of what I need to do or have forgotten to do.

My last inkling of self care was last month when I went and got a much needed pedicure from a nail shop I will never again visit because I was extremely unhappy with the service. I sat in the chair, put my Beats on, and got lost in a book. Before I realized it the pedicure was done and I’d gotten halfway through the book. That was probably the most refreshing and relaxing hour I’d had in a very long time. I left feeling rejuvenated, the only problem is, I haven’t had a moment like that since.

“You can’t pour from an empty cup, you must first fill yours”

I’m not sure who said that but they weren’t lying. When I don’t get time to myself I feel out of whack. Self care is important for my mental clarity as I’m sure it is for yours as well, so I relish in the times of the day where I get the opportunity to have the smallest moment to myself.

I’m taking a pledge, I pledge to find a way to get some self care time in at least once a week and I want you to do the same. Let’s try for at least an hour each week, to take time to ourselves, to unplug, relax, and breathe. Will you join me?

If you agree to join me on invoking mandatory weekly self care drop a yes in the comments and tell me what you are going to do during your self care time! This is open to all the dads out there as well!

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