Most of us have heard about self-care, but how many of us know how to put it into practice? As with anything that we want to be consistent with, we must have a plan of execution.
I have written a countless amount of blog posts on self-care, and I now want to help you make sure that you have a strategy to get it done.
Meet my Working Mom Self-Care Plan Printable.
With it, you can have a weekly method in which to take care of your self-care needs. I broke it down into the following categories, as each of them need to be fed weekly: mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual.
Here’s a breakdown of each category and examples of what you could do in each:
When self-care is discussed, there is often a spotlight put on pampering or on spa activities. These are all well and good, but self-care should also address your mental health. At least once a week, you should nurture your mental needs. Are you stressed out? Perhaps a good time out with soft music can help you get back to center.
Having a session with a counselor or mental health professional is also a part of your mental self-care, and if you need to take a mental health day off from work, that counts too.
Working out regularly is self-care, as it helps raise your endorphins and burns calories. Massages are also self-care. Running, cycling, salsa dancing, etc. Anything that requires you to move a body part and aids in your self-care should go in this section.
Do something each week that feeds your emotional needs. This can include journaling, writing poetry, or even having a much needed talk with your spouse or loved one.
Your spiritual health and connection are important to. Whether it is going to church, or reading your bible, or meditating on the word or scripture—tap into your spiritual side and let it manifest great things for you.
Self-care looks different to everyone, as there is no one size fits all regimen. Whatever you do that fills you up while addressing your needs can be considered self-care.
Download it HERE.
You can print out my Working Mom Self-Care Plan weekly and place it in a binder so that you can keep track of how you are administering self-care. You can also make notes of how you feel afterwards, and triggers for stress and anxiety.