Finding the right time to for self-care sounds almost impossible when you’re always busy with everyday life. Making time for yourself can help you stay sane. This is one of the reasons why I’ve jotted down a Self-Care Schedule in my planning notepad.
Before the New Year, I told myself I wanted to focus on a number of things. One of them being self-care. I had prepared a promo strategy for my blog, my editorial calendar for the next two months had been filled — so why wasn’t I thinking about myself as a business as well? I’m always planning our strategies on how to tackle goals for clients and my own blog, but what about well being?
Adding A Routine
With only months before our third arrives, and about a month and a half before my father comes to help us, I thought maybe it’d be nice to pencil in more ME time.
Under monthly budget, I decided I needed something to invest in myself — a self-care schedule that could work every week or every other week. Here’s what that looks like:
Eyebrows – every other Friday
Nails – every other Saturday
Skincare – every Sunday night
Shave – every other day
It might sound silly having to read the above, but weekends are the only days I get to unwind. I’ve also thrown in a mental note of finishing a book a month. I have about four books I started years ago and haven’t been able to finish. I want this year to be the one I actually get through these books.
There’s also the idea of getting a nap in a day. It doesn’t always happen, but when I do get a chance to take a nap during the day, it helps me be a better parent. I’m like the kids — cranky and all — when my needs aren’t met.
Former B2B editor and marketer turned Family & Lifestyle blogger. Fatima is passionate about life and being social.
When she isn't running around with her husband, three kids, and two pups, Fatima helps other bloggers and local businesses with their online marketing strategy.
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