When you are depleted and are running on empty it's VERY hard to be present, patient, compassionate, loving and understanding. Taking care of yourself is not selfish but an act of self-love. When you take time for yourself, you will be leading by being an example and showing your children the importance of self-love.
I started doing these new mama wellbeing jars with my mothers and moms to be that I coach and I must say it's been a huge hit and a game changer for them all. You don’t need to be a mom to do this, I just did one for myself as I am making self care a priority in my life these days.
1- wide mouth mason jar
colored paper or post- Its
Pick as many actions you can do from each of these: (I have given you examples)
Healthy food: Go meatless today, drink a green juice, cook a healthy meal.
Exercise: Do home yoga practice on Yoga Glo, take a hike in nature, go for a run.
Spiritual practice: take 3 deep breathes, read 2 pages in a spiritual book, write a gratitude letter to someone I am grateful for.
Beauty: Get a blow dry, put on makeup, do a face and hair mask.
Nurturing: Take a bath, Sit outside in nature and meditate by watching the clouds, get a pedicure.
Fun: Book a concert, try a new restaurant, plan a girls lunch.
Write them all out on separate paper, do as many as you want, fold them up and put them in the jar. Every morning or before bed pick one and commit to doing it that day. Before you know it you will be refueled and thriving!