We give our all to our children and our careers and our friends and our homes and our schools and our communities, but we struggle mightily to give to ourselves. And when we do, we feel guilty because it feels like we are wasting our time or could be doing something more productive or should be taking care of someone else.
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If you are a parent chances are you are not practicing self-care regularly. Here are five questions you should ask yourself regularly.
Fitting self-care into an already busy schedule can seem impossible. But there are a growing number of reasons why self-care may be more important than you realize.
5 methods of self-care to help parents of special needs children recharge, reset and rally for the next set of challenges.
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away ... there was a couple. Who were simply just dating. Who were without children. Who dared to have serious conversations, uninterrupted, while enjoying a meal that dared to be warm at the time of consumption. Who slept - on a whim - for ten uninterrupted hours at night. Who spontaneously ... did things without having to book a babysitter three months in advance.
Laundry, running errands, getting the kids to dance/karate/soccer, work out (ha!), make dinner, etc. Who has time for meditation?
If sitting in one spot for an hour doesn't work for you, check-out this great infographic from mommy blogger, Debbie Tyson. There is something on this list for everyone.