It’s been pretty clear for a while now that humankind needs a better work-life balance. We need more time for health, pleasure, leisure, family and personal development. My inbox is filled with emails on the subject of self-care – clean eating challenges, wellness retreats and fitness goals. Fashion retailers are even marketing the movement, with one in particular advertising “The Well-Being Movement” in order to sell a myriad of sportswear looks for a variety of athletics. It’s refreshing to see and much preferred to getting spammed with get-rich-quick schemes and propositions from singles in my area. It can also be a little overwhelming though, when trying to decide what to tackle first and how to make self-care a regular part of our lives.
Self-care is especially important for moms. We are constantly caring for others and letting our own needs suffer. When we practise the basics of self-care, our mood improves, stress levels go down, we are more positive and have a better work-life balance.