Last week was super busy. In some good ways. . .and in some ways hard.
My husband and I had a lot of work and projects that overlapped. With all 5 of us being home, makes for tricky scheduling. We learned a lot about taking turns to get work done.
I was so thankful I’d already had a good week of concentrated self-care.
There was a natural transition into automatically doing self-care throughout the day.
I finished my read and finished my first fiction book. I was so proud of this, because I haven’t read fiction in such a long time. There was a sense of accomplishment. I FINISHED something.
I’ve learned that when anxiety is high, fear stops me from doing things. Most of the time, action helps me to overcome that fear. Completing a task helps me overcome that fear. Even the simplest of tasks.
Self-care I’ve been doing this past week:
* Brushing my teeth
* Taking a shower
* Listening to podcasts
* Playing worship music
* Time with Jesus
* Joining a virtual retreat with other moms- I didn’t get to spend the amount of time I wanted to this week to dive in deep. So, I’m looking forward to the next one!!
Some important takeaways from this week:
*Some of these self-care “activities” are not always self-care. If I’m doing good, brushing my teeth and taking a shower are just every day routine. But, on days when I’m not feeling it, things like brushing my teeth, taking a shower, and putting on a little make-up makes a world of difference.
* It’s super important for my kids and my husband to have self-care as well.
* Self-care resources are important and need to be shared!!
So, going forward in this 40 day self-care challenge, I’m going to start sharing resources that have been shared with me! I hope they will be helpful to you all!!