Self-Care For the Win

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Self-Care
 
The illusion of self-care is one that I have been chasing for some time. I love the idea of self-care. I need self-care…we all do. So why is it that self-care has been such a challenge for me to implement? A few minutes a day seems like such an effortless task. Then why is it the I just cant seem to do it? Until recently, self-care was such a hard thing to incorporate into my life.
 
I’ll tell you why….in my mind self-care always seemed like something that I would have to “go” do. It actually seemed more like a daunting task than something “for” me. Such as get my nails done or getting a massage.…I’ve always had this issue with wasting time and these seem like a waste of time for me. All I do when I am there is think of all the other things that I could be doing…making it more stressful than enjoyable! But I’ll tell you a secret- I have totally been overlooking so many simple things that I can be doing for myself that do not require me to “go” anywhere or spend any money. {#winning}
 
Incorporating self-care into our everyday lives is the easiest way to make sure that it gets done. Making it a priority on the never ending to-do list means that it is another box to check at the end of the day. For me – that system works. But, I had to find ways that worked with my lifestyle and that fit into my hectic schedule.

How I incorporated Self Care into my life

Taking a holistic approach to self-care {incorporating mind, body and soul} as opposed to always viewing it as a physical thing has really helped me focus and execute. Self-care is exactly what it states – taking care of one’s self. Putting ME as #1 and forcing ME time has been instrumental in me gaining mental clarity, focus and overall happiness. Such a shame that it took me this long to get here. {#momlife amiright?!}
 

Mental

Read – I love self-help books
DIY anything
Color in my “adult” coloring book
Take a social media hiatus
Draw
 

Physical

Go for a run or run
Get a massage (few and far between, but now I can enjoy it)
Do a 30 minute exercise video (YouTube, DVD, etc.)
Sit down and enjoy a cup of piping hot coffee with NO interruptions (this usually means I’m going to Starbucks- ALONE!)
Stress clean (you know you’ve done it)
Iron clothes & clean out closet (this happens regularly because I hate putting laundry away!)
 

Spiritual

Enjoy meditation time
Practice yoga
Focus on manifestation and positive affirmations
Pray
Write in my gratitude book
 
 
The majority of my self-care can be done at home, making it easier to execute on. So tell me mommas, what form of self-care is your favorite? What can I add to my list??
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Eryn is a plant-based momma of four amazing kiddos ranging in age from 4 to 18! She is a marketing maven and mentor with 20 years of business development and marketing under her belt. She beyond obsessed with all things purpose, giving back, wellness, and marketing. Living in Orlando for over 14 years, this Flo-Grown, Miami native has fallen for The City Beautiful and all it has to offer! From the local arts, to the craft beer and foodie scene, to all of the non-profits and giving opportunities, Eryn is is love with all things Orlando! Her connection with local moms, businesses of Orlando and philanthropy goes deep. Eryn uses her 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 to 𝘦𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘦, 𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘢𝘨𝘦, 𝘦𝘯𝘨𝘢𝘨𝘦, 𝘦𝘮𝘱𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘳 & 𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘷𝘢𝘵𝘦 other mompreneurs in life & business. Eryn is also an accredited Integrative Wellness Consultant, Purpose Coach and certified Social Entrepreneurship/Small Business Coach, and a clean beauty advocate with Beautycounter. She strives to help other women prosper and flourish in life and business and she thrives on creating authentic partnerships and building relationships. Her motto is be on purpose and she lives to better the lives of others.

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