The Importance Of A Self-Care Routine

The Importance Of A Self-Care Routine

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.

Do you have a self-care routine in place? 

Fatima Torres

What's life like with three kids and two pups? It's entertaining, that's for sure! MTME breaks down family fun ideas and shares personal insights from a former B2B editor and digital marketer turned mom running a business and a household -- all under one roof. With her husband as her #1 fan, there isn't anything she can't accomplish. Read on to learn how she breathes in fire and exhales success.

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  1. In 2017 I lost my mom, so I let a lot go. I am determined to get back taking care of myself this year, though.

  2. Now that I have an empty nest, it’s much easier to pencil in some me time. When my 5 kids were growing up, it was so hard to fit self care into my weekly routine. It’s so important to carve out some time for self care.

  3. I try to always wipe down and put lotion on my skin in the evenings. I really should do it in the morning too, but I am NOT a morning person and can barely function. Shaving is something I do maybe once a month. Oops.

  4. I guess I do have a self care routine of sorts. Weekends are my shave and style time. I don’t have to rush and the kids are busy so I have so actual alone time.

  5. I don’t really have a self care routine, other than my nightly facial moisturizer. Or if you want to count the few nights a week I get in the shower to actually shave! Hahah. I really need to up my self care game.

  6. I keep meaning to get in a routine with self care, I was once told to file my nails once a week as it should help strengthen them and even that I seem to fail on!

  7. Guess I never really thought about a routine. Usually just take care of these when needed. Might have to rethink this.

  8. I get the importance of a self care routine. I don’t really have one though. I do take time for myself but it is not a routine

  9. Self care is important, I do have a routine, I visit the nail parlour and my hair dresser which is always nice.

  10. This is an awesome reminder. We need to make sure to treat ourselves!

  11. Oh I love seeing people be aware about this. I always take care of my skin; especially in the winter.

  12. I used to feel guilty spending money or time on myself instead of my kids, but as I have gotten older I realize that I am worth some time and attention too. Now to try and schedule some naps!

  13. I’m so glad you understand the importance of self care! Self care is definitely something I practice. Having mental health issues, I find it extremely important to take time out for myself.

  14. I always put lotion on my face. I do need to start doing face masks

  15. I do not have a specific schedule. Every 2-3 weeks I get my nails done, that’s the extent of what I do for me. I keep promising myself I will give myself more time for reading.

  16. Yes and no. I get my hair cut every two weeks like clock work. Either on Wednesday or Friday. I get my eyebrows done every 2 to 3 weeks no particular day.

  17. This is such a great reminder to take care of yourself. I’m guilt of pushing myself to the side when things get crazy.

  18. Honestly, I don’t have a self care routine. I am just happy if I do get a chance to pamper myself at least once a week. This is something I really need to work on this year. Thank you for that gentle “nudge.”

  19. It really is important that we take time to care for ourselves. Thanks for the ideas!

  20. I love your beauty self care routine. It would certainly help to have some sort of schedule to stay on top of beauty!

  21. Having a selfcare routine in place is very important. The routine will ensure regularity and also see to it that some aspect does not get neglected.

  22. I endulge in self care routine during the time I pamper myself with a bath. It’s not. Daily but when I do it’s all about me 😋

  23. I should treat myself and finally get into a good skincare routine. I realize how important it is but I always seem to skimp out on it.

  24. We seem to forget to take care of ourselves in the hustle. This is an awesome post.

  25. Thanks for the reminder. Self care is sometimes last on my brain.

  26. This is simple but eficient schedule. I think that to reserve for ourselves some time, makes our life and the life of our dears better!

  27. My self care routine is pretty basic and so far it works for me. Maybe as I get older I will need to add tasks to it but for now I am good.

  28. I never thought of having a “Self-Care Routine,” for yourself and not for other people. Thanks for the great post, I guess I’ll add this to my list of things I need to start this year.

  29. I LOVE the idea of having your self-care scheduled like this. I just found the time after a few months to squeeze in a bit of mommy time and get my hair done today. I need to figure out how to do a bit more a bit more often.

  30. I do! I also make sure to schedule self care days in my planner every other week. I even schedule things for my kids (like I clip their nails every Saturday!).

  31. i’m also aware of the importane of self-care routine; however, I could’t find the time . Especially, I want to pay most attention to my eyelash and hairloss :(((

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