These 10 quick and easy self-care strategies will help you feel healthier, more energized, and joyful, every day.
As an ambitious mama, you’ve got a lot of things competing for your attention every day.
And sometimes it’s exhilarating.
Nothing beats those days when you’re checking items off of your to-do list as quickly and easily as an olympic swimmer doing laps in the kiddie pool.
But a lot of the time it’s hard to catch your breath.
And if you’re not careful, the stress of it all can leave you feeling completely depleted.
As a mompreneur myself, I know exactly how easy it is to get overwhelmed, cranky, on-edge, and frankly, feel like a crazy person when you’re running on empty.
But no matter how little energy you have, your drive never lets up.
You still really want the house to be clean.
You want everyone to be well fed.
And you also want to have enough time and energy to get your work done while still giving your family the attention they deserve.
This balancing act isn’t easy sister!
But it’s so worth it.
And it’s SO doable.
You really CAN have, be, and do it all.
You just need to have a few systems in place to support you.
After a lot of trial and error, I realized that if I want to have, be, and do it all, then I’ve got to get to the root of my issues before they even have a chance to become issues.
So I made a self-care checklist that I go through every single day.
These 10 self-care strategies help me feel healthier, more energized, and joyful.
Which means I have an easier time handling whatever life (or my toddler) decides to throw my way.
And you know what?
They really work!
Sure, I still have my moments.
We all do.
But without these 10 self-care strategies I’d be a royal mess.
I’ll go so far as to say that these self-care strategies are my saving grace.
These strategies are the foundation of my success.
They’re the reason I have the energy and mental stamina to become the entrepreneur, mother, wife, friend, and woman I most want to be.
And the best part?
None of them take more than 5 minutes, so I can easily fit them into my day, and really have no excuse not to do them.
Are you itching to know what they are?
Here’s how my checklist starts:
1. Start the Day with a Homemade Electrolyte Drink
You already know that you should drink water.
But sometimes your body needs a little extra support in order to process that water and keep you hydrated.
That’s where electrolytes come in.
So instead of just flushing water in one end and out the other, your body can absorb the hydration where it’s most needed.
But you don’t have to drink artificial, chemical-heavy sports drinks to get an electrolyte boost.
Just a little natural sweetener and mineral sea salt will do the trick.
I like to combine a splash of OJ and a 3-finger-pinch of grey sea salt with some sparkling water when it’s warm outside.
And in autumn and winter I have a hot cup of lemon water with honey and grey sea salt.
But you can try all sorts of combinations (think pomegranate juice, maple syrup, coconut sugar, pink Himalyan salt, the options are really endless!)
2. Eat Veggies at Every Meal (Especially Breakfast!)
Starting your day off with a nice big serving of sautéed leafy greens is a great way make sure you’re getting your daily dose of vitamins and fiber.
And making sure that you include veggies at every meal -or, even better, build your meals around vegetables- is the #1 best way to keep yourself healthy and energized.
So even if you don’t find anything on a menu that’s veggie-heavy, order a side of steamed brocolli or roasted carrots to go with your meal.
Pro-tip: Eat veggies first when you’re hungriest, then move on to the other parts of the meal.
3. Do a Sun-Salutation
Sun-salutations are awesome.
The foundational sequence of any vinyasa yoga practice, sun-salutations help you stretch and strengthen your body, while also giving you the opportunity to tap into your breath and bring your stress-level down.
But if you’ve ever done yoga, I know what you’re thinking.
“Seriously?! You want me to do just ONE sun-salutation?!”
Yup. Just one.
Because here’s the thing.
1 sun-salutation is better than none.
And sometimes 1 sun-salutation is realistically all you can get to as a busy mama.
Imagine if you promised yourself to do 5 or 10 sun-salutations every day.
It sounds great in theory.
But in reality, the more you promise yourself, the more likely you are to make excuses.
So just promise yourself to do 1.
1 sun-salutation is so easy to do that you have no excuse not to do it.
And then, once you’ve done 1, you can still do more (and I almost always do).
But just make sure you do at least 1.
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You’ll also get step-by-step instructions for each item on the list, as well as in-depth explainations to keep you motivated.
But this list is just the starting point.
Because you are totally unique.
Your body is unique, your personality is unique, and your circumstances are unique.
And that means you’ve got to custom-tailor your self-care plan to support your unique needs.
You’ve got to know your personal strengths and sensitivities first.
Then you’ll be empowered to eat the foods and craft the lifestyle that is going to keep you in tip-top shape, both mentally and physically.
And if that’s something you’d like to be able to do, I can help.
Or click here to set up a FREE 15-minute consultation to find out how a customized plan can help you feel healthier, more balanced, energized, and confident.
I can’t wait to hear from you!