Self-care might sound like a buzzword. But it's a real need. If we don't take care of ourselves, our mental and physical health can deteriorate.
Self-care is necessary to help you be a better parent and co-parent.
As a busy mom, you have a lot of things to do. As a solo mom, you are doing it all on your own.
But the challenges of life can be so much more manageable when you take care of yourself.
You must put yourself first by taking care of yourself on a regular basis.
One of the reasons you put the oxygen mask on yourself first if there is a problem on an airplane. Is because you can't help anyone if you are injured or dead.
So, set a good example for your children.
Teach them how to care for you. Allow them to learn that self-care is important.
And don't let them worry unnecessarily about your wellbeing.
There are many ways to practice self-care. Simple and inexpensive methods. Or more lavish and luxurious ways.
How you practice is up to you. But not taking care of yourself is not an option.
Below are some resources you can use to help.
But a short rest. A good night's sleep. A long walk. These are also concrete ways you can practice self-care.
As one anonymous quote says, "Take care of yourself or you will have nowhere to live."