It’s the first Saturday of the year and one of the things I want to focus on this year is self-care. Self-care is something that so many mothers – especially moms raising kids with special needs – neglect. So I thought I’d share the ways I’m incorporating self-care into my day-to-day life with a Self-Care Saturday Series.
“Nourishing yourself in a way that helps you blossom in the direction you want to go is attainable and you are worth the effort.” Deborah Day
When I first started, I never thought it was something I could do. Meditation seemed a little hippy dippy. I didn’t believe in it. Since I’ve been practicing, it’s slowly becoming part of my daily routine.
I meditate during my commute, while walking and at bedtime. The bedtime stories are a relaxing way to fall asleep. (I love listening to The Velveteen Rabbit.) The Daily Meditations inspire me and help me focus. I am learning about mindfulness and being self-aware. And it’s a great way to start my day.
If at any time during the day I’m feeling frustrated, anxious or just stuck (when I’m trying to write), meditating serves as a way to pause and regroup.
Self-care comes in many forms. It can be an afternoon at the spa or a five-minute walk around the block. Meditation is my happy medium. It’s something I can do anytime, anyplace.