Having a spouse with a demanding career can suck sometimes, right?!?!
They work untraditional hours, they leave the state or country for extended days, weeks, month, and sometimes years! You are left to tend to the kids and home life and usually it’s MILES away from your family and friends that you trust! So you are solely responsible for EVERYTHING. It’s easy to neglect yourself while trying to keep things from falling about! I want to share with you 10 ways I show myself love when I’m solo parenting for days, weeks, and months.
-Acknowledge Your Daily Wins. Somedays your only accomplishment may be that the kids are fed and alive🤷🏾♀️ -Morning Rituals. Set aside 60-90 minutes (ideally first thing in the morning, but can be separated throughout the day) to journal, meditate, pray, etc. to get a good start on your day. -Get Dressed/Show Up. When my husband is gone my daily outfit is gym clothes because it’s quick and easy, but many days I push myself to get dressed, and show up for myself and the kids. I helps improve your mental state. -Declutter/Clean Your Home. This is a great time to declutter and get rid of things you don’t need. I use this time to deep clean, reorganize, and rearrange.
-Spend Time At The Gym. Getting in some exercise is a great way to channel energy and feel good about yourself.
-Get A Sitter. Even if you have no where planned to go, get a sitter just so you can get a break from the kids! -Hang Out With Friends. Get you a few girls that you can chat with. Usually they will have kids too. Call it a playdate so you can get some Adult interaction in! -Soak. Put the kids to bed. Run you a hot bath (add bubbles, essential oils, turn on some relaxing music, and light candle if you want) and just sit there!!! -Grab A Glass Of Wine because who can survive without it💁🏽♀️ -Rest. Definitely easier said than done. When the kids rest at least try to rest as while. Your body, mind, spirit, and family needs you to.
So there you have it, 10 simple ways you can practice self-love. Remember just because you have so many other responsibilities doesn’t mean you have to be on the back burner.
Now get to loving yourself!!!