As your children’s activities are in full gear, make sure you carve out some time for your own self-care. Take some time each day to take care of your physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Here are suggestions for self-care that you can easily make part of your routine.
Connect. Spend time with your loved ones. Enjoy outdoors and cozy up inside playing games and cooking together. With homework and extra-curricular activities, it’s a good idea for the whole family to spend less time in front of the computer, watching television, or playing video games. Turn off the distractions and connect with the ones you love celebrex cost.
Be Curious. Spend some time on your personal interests or learning something new. As a parent, it’s common to feel guilty for taking time for your own hobbies or you may sacrifice them altogether. Yet you will be more balanced and healthier as you devote some time to your interests.
Go to Bed. Consider getting your kids settled in to bed earlier, so that you have a bit of time to yourself to wind-down. Use the time productively, such as talking with your spouse or working on a project. Then, get yourself to bed earlier as well. Adults should have about seven or more hours of sleep per night, according to the American Medical Association. Adequate sleep will help your physical health, mood, ability to focus, and give you more energy.
Enjoy the healthy benefits of self-care each day!
Amy Cluff, LCSW has a private practice in St. George, Utah. She specializes in women’s and family wellness.