In this week's episode, we are talking about the importance of self-care and how easy it can be to incorporate it into your life...when you pay attention to your need for it. We'll cover 6 tips for easy self-care that will help busy people take care of themselves.
Welcome to the Balanced FI Podcast, episode 2! Thank you so much for listening in! You can also read the full blog post.
Self-care is so important for everyone, but especially for those who are busy and overwhelmed. Once you’re aware of your need to care for yourself, you can take steps to incorporate self-care into your routine and life. This episode focuses on 6 easy ideas for self-care.
I know it’s not always easy to make time for yourself, especially as a parent, but I recently saw a Facebook post that resonated. It said something to the effect of “taking care of yourself is taking care of your kids.” That stuck with me because so many parents put themselves last, in order to put the kids first… myself included.
There are so many ways to work self-care into your life, once you become aware of your need for it. Meditation, medication, counseling, limiting social media, good sleep, and taking a break are just a few of the many options. They’re all good starting points for the journey to improving your mental and physical health.
So, if you can’t find time to take care of yourself, for yourself, do it for those who love you. Do it for those who depend on you. Do it for those who need you. Self-care is not bubble baths or grocery shopping alone; self-care is an essential part of the healthy balance between your duties and mental health.
Read: 6 Easy Self-Care Ideas for Busy People
Read: I Can’t Afford Mental Health Care - How to Find Good Care That Fits in Your Budget
Read: 5 Free Ways to be Content
The Mindfulness app
Psychology Today: Find a Therapist
Harvard Health Blog: Astounding increase in antidepressant use by Americans
Forbes: 6 Ways Social Media Affects Our Mental Health
Headspace: Sleep hygiene tips
Motherly: Errands and showers are not self-care for moms
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline or 800-273-8255