It is easy to become so focused on the needs of everyday life when raising kids, that a parent can forget to take care of oneself. And yet, if a parent is to be effective in caring and nurturing a child, it is vital that the parent make sure to do their own self-care.
When you take the effort to give yourself the care you need you receive many benefits:
Choosing to do things for you that allow you to have a break from the worries, to-do's, and demands of raising a family is totally up to you. If you aren't into the routine of caring for yourself and you struggle with what you might do, check out some of the ideas listed below. Be willing to play with new ideas that light you up and vitalize your energy. Remember this about being YOU.
For more tips about the value of self and care and getting comfortable with your self-care listen to the replay of Vital Care for Parents on the Be You Parenting Radio show.