Today I practiced some self-care and redeemed a gift certificate for a massage that I received over 2 years ago. It was so much needed, and I'm thankful to have been able to relax and recharge.
Does anyone else struggle with self-care as much as I do?
So often when I have a free hour or two without kids, I find myself grocery shopping or running other errands. Sometimes I have to remind myself that the to-do list can wait while I go browse a book store or a thrift shop with a chai latte in hand! 📚☕
I'm also learning that when I set aside the first hour of my kids' afternoon quiet time to "fill up my tank" so to speak (take a short nap, read a book, or sit outside in the sunshine), it really does make such a difference! I don't feel so depleted by evening and am better able to truly *enjoy* my children.