This post is sponsored by Twinings of London in partnership with the Mom It Forward Influencer Network. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
I am starting out 2018 with the flu, so instead of hitting the ground running on whatever goals I may have come up with, I am in bed. This has given me a lot of time to think about self-care. The kids are sick too, but I am by far the sickest and it’s probably because I tend to put myself last. I have not necessarily taken the best care of myself. I think all moms do this, especially single moms. Looking towards the rest of the year I realize it’s time to prioritize self-care.
Self-care can look, however, it needs to for you. You know yourself best. For me it is making my health a bigger priority. I need to eat better and workout. I could have said workout more, but the truth is that as 2017 progressed, I quit working out altogether. I do not like working out, so when I get busy with work this is the first thing I sacrifice when it shouldn’t be.
5 Self-care Tips for 2018
1.Workout – If you are like me working out is a chore, so it’s important to figure out some sort of exercise that you will hate less than others. I love to rollerblade, but the weather in Oregon is awful, so I have to find something else I enjoy. Keep trying out different things until you find something you like. For me, I found Thai boxing. I also realized I would workout twice as much if I had a workout buddy with me!
2. Eat Better – I do not necessarily need to full on diet, but I do need to be more conscious about what I am eating. I tend to eat next to no fruits or vegetables. This year I am going to eat at least one or the other once a day.
3. Drink More Water – This has been an ongoing struggle for me. The benefits of staying hydrated are all good things like having more energy and feeling less fatigued.
4. Doing Something You Enjoy Once a Day – Doing something you enjoy once a day is a great way to take care of yourself. I love to read so even if I only get 5 or 10 minutes it’s worth it. I’ll make myself a cup of Twinings of London Buttermint tea and drink it while I read whatever book I am into at the moment.
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5. Do Something Nice for Yourself Once a Month – When is the last time you did something nice for yourself? I like to go to the spa, so in 2018 I am going to go get a massage once a month.
What are you going to do this year to take care of yourself?
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