I’ve recently noticed that a bit of a theme that pops up throughout my blog (and hopefully my day to day life) is self care. Call it what you will – me time, r&r, time out, mental health moments (I wrote a recent post on those here) and do it how you like – a glass of wine when the kids are in bed, 15 minutes meditation before everyone gets up or hiding in the bathroom with an ice cream so you don’t have to share. Whatever floats your boat. The main thing here is just to do something, even just one thing, for yourself each day. And I’m not talking about taking a shower or eating breakfast – please remember that these things are necessities and not luxuries – although most days it might feel like a hot shower and a hot cup of tea is the height of decadence! I’m talking about something fun or something that makes you happy. Something that has nothing to do with housework or your job or being a mum. Something that makes you remember who you are and that you are important as well.
I can almost feel your eyes rolling as I’m writing this – where am I supposed to even find time in my day to put underpants on never mind meditate!
Well here’s how. You may have heard the fact that it takes 30 days to change a habit. You just need to change your thoughts/lifestlye/choices for 30 days and you’ll change your life. And it just so happens that the awesome Angela over at Finlee and Me has created the 30 Days 30 Ways self care eBook package to get you started and successful on your self care journey. The package includes a copy of the 30 Days, 30 Ways for Mothers to Take Care of Themselves eBook, the Self Care Workbook for Mothers, access to the Finlee and Me Facebook support group and 40 affirmation printables. When the opportunity came up for me to review this package for the blog I almost dropped my ice cream into the bath in my hurry to sign up!
Before you say that you’ve got no time at all to read a whole book, never mind two of them – let me tell you this is no ordinary novel. You would only need about a minute a day to fully digest and benefit from all the strong messages delivered, and both the eBook and the Workbook contain practical, achievable and fun things to improve your daily life. I am always time poor and decided I was going to read just one page a day to make sure I stuck with it but I found myself flying through the pages and applying the things I’d learned almost immediately. Angela offers ideas for self care that you may never have thought of – things that include daily rituals in your own life that you may not have considered to be beneficial to your soul such as applying perfume, doing your nails or being kind to others. The eBook is purely practical – full of bitesize goals and ideas to put your self care into action – while the Workbook offers more guidance, background, resources and strategies to help you fully understand the importance of self care and how you can achieve it in your life. It includes sections that you can print off and fill in to make yourself more accountable for your goals and lots of printables that you can use around your home.
I’ve not found my way in to the Facebook group yet but have easily benefited enough from the eBook and Workbook to wholeheartedly recommend this package to any mums out there who need to be reminded every now and then that they need looking after too. Get yours today on this link.