Self-Care Isn’t Selfish- guest blog by Vicki

 

When you’re a parent your needs certainly take a back seat whilst you are looking after your little person’s every will, demand and tantrum.

 

It can be overwhelming and sometimes all you want to do is have a hot coffee and pee on your own.

 

Self-care today is still seen as a selfish but honestly, taking some time to do what you want to do and how you want to do it can bring back a frazzled parent in the blink of an eye.

 

But, after putting ourselves on the back burner does anyone really know how to enjoy a bit of “me time” and what you could do?!

 

Here are some self-care ideas to help you find your mojo again!

 

  1. Take a long bath on your own. It really is amazing to take a bath on your own surrounded by candles and not bath toys or an inquisitive toddler!

 

  1. Read a book. When was the last time you put your phone down and turned the TV off and just read a book?

 

  1. Go make yourself a warm drink! Yes, warm… as it was meant to be enjoyed!

 

  1. Bing watch a series and no we don’t mean Paw Patrol!

 

  1. Enjoy a treat! Box of choc? Your fav sweets? A cream cake? What’s your vice? The only rule you don’t share it!

 

  1. Listen and dance to a song you love (no baby shark!).

 

  1. Take a nap! It is literally perhaps one of the best feelings in the world to wake up from a well-rested nap!

 

  1. Go shopping on your own. Can you remember what it was like to go shopping on your own with no little people and just for yourself?!

 

  1. Light a candle it is funny how something so simple can help alleviate the stress of a tiresome day with the kids!

 

  1. When all else fails, grab your favourite tipple because at times only a gin will do!

 

We want to hear what you do to give yourself a bit of me time and self-care?

 

How often does it happen? Not as much as it should?

 

Then start today!

 

Look after yourself, you need to if you want to look after the tiny demanding versions of yourself you created!

 

Vicki Cockerill

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