Self-Care Is More Important than Ever When You Have Children

Small, guilt-free ways to take care of yourself, because you deserve it

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Why Self-Care is More Important Than Ever for Parents

This is the time in your life when you need self-care more than ever.

Quick and Easy Self-Care Ideas for Busy Parents

So, you need to get creative and find some ways to take time out for yourself without spending a fortune. Try to find at least 15 minutes for self-care every day. Here are some ideas:

  • Go for a short walk, preferably in a park or somewhere where there are trees and flowers to admire. Notice the warmth of the sun on your skin or a cool breeze caressing your cheek.
  • Put on some music you love and just dance — singing along is optional!
  • Buy an inexpensive face mask. Take 20 minutes to apply it, relax, wash it off, and apply moisturizer.
  • Polish your fingernails — and your toenails, too, if you have time.
  • Borrow a book from the library, go to bed early and read it.
  • Listen to an audiobook or podcast.
  • Curl up on the sofa with a hot chocolate and watch a movie on Netflix.
  • Do something creative, such as knitting, crochet, painting or coloring. Or try a craft you’ve never tried before.
  • Before bed, relax in the bath, breathing in the fragrance of a calming aromatherapy bubble bath
  • Set a weekly “treats budget” and treat yourself to something that makes you feel good, without feeling any guilt. You could buy a bar of chocolate, a zingy shower gel, a magazine or a bouquet of fragrant flowers!

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