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Self-Care is Not Selfish, It's Necessary

Are you a busy mom trying to juggle a career and family, and still trying to take care of yourself? Do you feel guilty taking time out for yourself? If so, you’re not alone. Many women feel guilty about putting their needs first believing that it is a sign of selfishness. However, self-care should not be viewed as selfish. It should be a priority. Before you became a mother, wife, or boss, you were an individual, and self-care was a fundamental part of your life. It’s time to take care of yourself again and realize how impactful caring for yourself can be in your daily life.

The Importance of Self-care

Self-care is essential for maintaining good health and reducing stress levels. Self-care practices such as exercise, meditation, and even a relaxing bath can help improve mental health, sharpen focus, reduce anxiety and depression, and improve overall physical health. In order to give your best to others, you must first take care of yourself.

Reframe Your Thoughts

If you find yourself feeling guilty for taking time out for yourself, it’s time to reframe those thoughts. Remember, self-care isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity. Self-care allows you to be present and focused when you engage with others, which can be key to developing healthy relationships. Seeing the value of self-care will help shift your mindset and allow you to prioritize your needs.

Make Time for Yourself

Finding time for yourself may seem impossible, especially when you’re trying to balance everything else, but it’s essential to carve out that important time.  Start small by scheduling a 10-minute meditation or a 30-minute workout, and gradually increase the time. Don’t forget your mental and physical health is worth the time investment.

Self-care can be Simple

Self-care doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive. Often, small adjustments in your daily routine can make a big difference. It can be as simple as allowing yourself an extra hour of sleep on the weekend or committing to drinking an extra glass of water each day. Other ideas for self-care include trying out a new hobby, a phone call with a friend, or taking a nature walk.

Take Care of Your Mental Health

Self-care also extends to your mental health. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, seek therapy or counseling. Talking to a professional can help you manage stress and anxiety, and support you in your mental and emotional well-being.

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Self-Care is Not Selfish, It's Necessary

Are you a busy mom trying to juggle a career, family, and still trying to take care of yourself? Do you feel guilty taking time out of yourself? If so, you're not alone.


Tetonia Blossom

Blog Author and Owner of Regarding You



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