I am currently struggling with Seasonal Affective Disorder but that doesn't mean I'm weak. If you are struggling too, make sure to give yourself space and time to just be. Lay on the couch, on the bed, on the floor, and just be.
The dishes will get done when they get done. The toys can pile up around you. IT WON'T BE THE END OF THE WORLD.
Just keep these as your priority:
-Eat healthy foods (or healthy comfort foods)
-Sleep 6-8 hours (find YOUR magic number)
-Move 20 mins daily (exercise, chase the kids, walk the dogs)
- Shower EVERY DAY even when you feel too tired.
Doing these basic things every day will keep you going. Let's not call it survival mode, let's call it auto-pilot mode.
We are still fierce - because we don't give up. You're not alone, I'm on the floor right there next to you.
Here are some blog posts you might like to read during your 'hibernation' period.
5 Day Love Yourself Challenge
What does self-care look like?
Self-care can look like a million different things. It really depends on who you are, what your life looks like, and how you want to feel. For some busy moms, self-care looks like a 15-minute nap. For others, it looks like a yoga class or a spa day. It doesn't really matter how small or big your self-care activity is, what does matter is that you sprinkle it in throughout your week and stop neglecting yourself.
How to take back your day & be productive
Today almost escaped me. Does this happen to you? I've noticed that the days where I skip my morning routine & jump straight into work, are the days where I am least productive. 😔 Here is how I reclaim my day and finish it off productively.
Thanks for reading!
May I Suggest ...
Check out this book on self-care to learn more about ways to help yourself be the best version of yourself.
Happiness Through Self-Care: How To Love Yourself More. A Simple Plan to Soothe and Care For Your Body, Mind, and Spirit
With this e-book you'll learn:
- How to use loving-kindness meditation
- How to use CBT to forget worries and silence your inner critic
- How to use ‘positive self-talk’ to reaffirm your worth
- Why you should take time out to pamper and groom yourself
- How to overcome stress and anxiety
- How to be kinder to yourself
- How to practice gratitude to bring you into the present moment and help you to feel better
- & a lot more.