Let’s get right down to it……
Having a Self-Care Regimen is important because research suggests that 78% of moms put off prioritizing Self-Care because they are too busy taking care of everyone else. Taking care of your mental, emotional, and physical well-being is important to have the right energy and mindset needed for your business and family.
Having a Self-Care regimen allows you to perform at your best. According to the Motherly’s 2021 State of Motherhood Survey found that 93% of moms are burned out/stressed out. And that’s because moms tend to juggle many aspects of their lives and they we often forget to prioritize our needs so that they can be what they need to be for their family and our business. Now, I am guilty of this too. I struggled for many years to take care of myself because I was so consumed with work, my spouse (military family), kids’ school and afterschool activities, medical appointments, and family’s overall needs. I struggled to the point where I suffered from depression and anxiety.
However over time I did the necessary work by planning and prioritizing what’s important like selfcare to become a better version of me for my family and business so that I didn’t have to choose between the two.
Having a Self-Care Regimen also helps you to feel energized and well-rested so that you can take on the challenges of each day. The reality is, each day is going to come with a different set of challenges so preparing your mind for the day is crucial. Don’t be afraid to go the extra mile and communicate with your family your need to implement a self-care regimen.
Here are some tips for communicating with your family about your self-care regiment:
- Sit down with your family and inform them how often you will need self-care time to yourself. Be specific to what your needs or for example: inform them that you need time alone on Mon, Wed, Fri, from 8pm-9pm without any interruptions
- Schedule your self-care time at least 3-4 times per week or whatever is conducive to your schedule. Make sure that it is something that brings you joy and that fills your keep
- Get rid of the mommy guilt. Try to catch yourself when you are having mom guilt and practice self positive talk and develop an affirmation when you are feeling the mom guilt for example: I deserve this time to myself to that I can be the best version of myself for my family
And lastly, having a Self-Care regimen helps you maintain your self-confidence so that you can be productive. Productivity is important when it comes to maintaining your family and business. As a mompreneur, you don’t have a whole lot of time to waste because you wear so many hats.
Have you planned, prioritized, and scheduled your self-care for the week? ✍🏾
It’s imperative to incorporate Self-Care into your regimen daily if you can (something small – tea sitting in my garden) so that you can preserve your sanity for your family and your business. Or you could plan Self-Care once a week (whether you drive to Target 🎯 and walk around just to get away) or just plan Self-Care time to just do something that you really enjoy (like a dancing 💃 class or hanging with your good girlfriends).
The reality is, if you don’t schedule it…… I mean put it in your calendar 📆, write it down, you already know it’s not going to happen 🙅🏽♀️. Why, because everyone else is pulling on our coat 🧥 tails………..
So my question to you is what are you doing to plan, prioritize, and manage your self-care regimen?
Don’t forget that if you have additional questions or need more in-site about how to create a self-care regimen, you can join our mompreneur manual group because we will walk you through the process step-by-step.
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