Last weekend Alora spent some time with her Aunt and Mimi and I ran errands for her party all day Saturday, but Sunday I spent time doing things I wanted to do. Earlier in the week, I decided that I wanted to attend an event happening in Frisco and I wanted to go alone. I invited a friend, but I would be fine if it was just me and it was. I spent an hour at the event and I really enjoyed myself because I felt like it was the first time I had done something by myself in a long time. Being a mom you never truly have alone time. I literally can’t even take a shower without Alora busting in and leaving the door wide open behind her. Sunday I dedicated as my self-care day and I had the best time. I woke up and got my nails done, went to breakfast, took a nap, went to an event, and invested in myself.
Self-care is more than just taking a bubble bath or doing a face mask, it’s about making and taking time for yourself. Take yourself to dinner, check into a hotel for a night, eat that chocolate bar, or read that book you’ve been putting off forever. Over the past couple of months, I’ve really poured into myself and my skills. I’m investing in them as well because I want to be the best mom and career woman that I can be. All of this is the self-care that I need. I need to invest in my craft and myself.
Mama, if you’re struggling with self-care I suggest writing down 4 things you’ve been dying to do at the beginning of the month and do one each week. This will give you time to yourself and you get to complete something that you’ve wanted to do. If that doesn’t work designate a night where you get to take a bubble bath with your wine in hand. You won’t be good for anyone else if you don’t take care of yourself, so make sure you have at least one self-care day as often as you can!