Self-Care, it’s something we regularly ignore because we get caught up in the stress of life. Running your own business, whilst running a house and caring for kids is a lot of work! It can be tiring, stressful, and anxiety-inducing, but we have to do it! A common phrase I love to use is; “you can’t pour from an empty glass.” You can’t be there for your family or help your friends if you’re burning yourself out by not spending time on you. Self-care isn’t just buying a new bag, or treating yourself to some chocolate; it is about showing yourself the respect you deserve!
What Can I Do?
Learn to say no!
Firstly, and sometimes most importantly, learning to say no is such a valuable skill to have. If you can’t say no when you’re over-stretched, you’ll snap! Setting boundaries in your personal and professional life will help you manage your time more efficiently, and allow you more time for tasks that need doing.
Plan plan plan!
Planning out your days can really help alleviate the stress and anxiety of having deadlines or jobs that need finishing ASAP. Knowing precisely what tasks need to be done on a specific day makes it easier to focus on and prioritise what needs to get done and stops you from getting flustered by the amount of work you have to do.
It can be hard when you have kids to find time for yourself to unwind, but everyone needs to relax! Try to find ways throughout the day to destress, maybe spend five minutes sitting and enjoying a cup of tea/coffee, rather than drinking it whilst working.
Don’t forget to sleep!
we’ve all worked on a late-night crunch before, sometimes is unavoidable, but try not to make it a habit. A regular sleep schedule can help your body find consistency and allow you to feel fresher and more awake during the day.
Healthy, nutritious diet!
A hard-working person like you needs food that fuels your body and your brain. If you don’t eat healthy energising foods, then you’ll feel sluggish and tired!
Try out these tips!
Try out these tips for a week, and let me know if they helped! If you have any tips to help with self-care, let me know, I’d love to hear!
Hugs LDC x