Self care and self love are definitely very difficult to pursue while being in a relationship with a toddler, juggling a full time job and building a business as well. What I do to practice self care is YOGA. I make it a part of my daily life (sadhana) and do my best to be consistent with it. But to be real , I am nowhere near perfect, I started doing Yoga about 5 to 7 years ago on and off...... I remember a Facebook post I wrote years back “Pilates or Yoga” and I chose Yoga. I never thought I would pursue becoming a Yoga Instructor but here I am.
I get up extra early to meditate and get out of the house in time to do yoga before work by my job in Brooklyn Bridge. I use the scenery to my advantage ( the water, people watching, and nature)
I do my best to keep up with mani/pedi appointments and hair appointments so I do not lose myself (as I once did when I 1st became a mom) what I mean by losing myself is that I was so engulfed in being a mom I stopped doing my hair and nails, and indirectly, I would feel down, because I thought that part of me was no more, when in actuality I just had to learn better time management and how to incorporate Those treats into my life. Those things although small, make a major difference. I remember working at a spa in midtown, before I was a mother , and never understood why women spent $75+ dollars on pedicures… the 1st pedicure I got as a new mom I splurged on a deluxe pedicure and totally understood why those moms paid that much. That's the only time you get to yourself as mom, to find peace in this chaos we call life. Practicing yoga and getting up early is the key because before the house is awake you can get a lot done for just yourself as an individual and women… and not all the other titles that come along with life.