To be a good parent, you need to take care of yourself, physically and emotionally, so you have the energy to look after your little monsters.
Firstly, it’s important to remember that self-care isn’t selfish! A happy you makes for a happy family and as the saying goes monkey say monkey do! So by encouraging healthy habits and lifestyle choices your kids will follow in your footsteps!
We understand that life can be pretty chaotic, especially running around after the kids, but you’re never too busy to take some time for yourself! Whether it’s a 10-minute bath before bed or an early morning walk, finding the time to give yourself the same love you give to your friends and family is so important.
Below is a list of self-care ideas. Pick your favourites and incorporate them into your daily schedule to make sure you are feeling great every day so you can look after your family too:
-listen to your favourite podcast
-yoga/stretch exercises or some guided meditation (Youtube is a great resource!)
-read a book
-treat your face with a face mask
-10-minute power nap
-call a friend
-choose a new hobby to learn, such as hand-lettering, crochet, gardening, etc
– get outdoors and go for a walk
-watch your favourite movie
-coffee date with a friend
-the most important tip of all – fill up on nutritious foods that make you feel great inside and out and give you the energy! Try out The Lady Shake to start your day with a boost! Filled with your daily vitamins and minerals, pre and probiotics to keep up with the Kids on the Kids Shake!
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