Get Reading for Self-Care

I used to be an avid reader, and it’s gotten farther and farther away from me over the years. Reading one book a month was on my personal self-care New Year’s Resolution list, and I have to say I’m pretty proud of myself – I’ve read two books in their entirety since the start of…

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Get Open for Self-Care

If you haven’t been stretching lately, you are not alone. Even if we are actually fitting a workout into our busy schedules, more often than not, most of us trade working on our flexibility for burning more calories.  Remind yourself how open and free your body (and sometimes your mind too) feels after a great stretch…

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Get Passionate for Self-Care

Self-care is about doing something that makes you happy. Having something that you truly love doing (outside of your job, friends and family) is the essence of self-care. So if you don’t have any hobbies, passions, or interests that immediately come to mind, here’s a list of 25 different things you could explore. Pick a…

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Get Strong for Self-Care

If you’re needing some instant gratification, I can almost guarantee you that a strength training workout session will do the trick. I love how just 30 minutes of lifting weights can make me feel stronger inside and out. Plus, this form of self-care can have some long-lasting results as well, especially if you’re willing to pick…

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Get Green for Self-Care

“Eat your veggies!” How many times have you said this to your kid? Or how many times do you remember your parents saying this to you? There are so many forms of self-care that we do for our kids on a regular basis that we seem to neglect for ourselves. I know for me, just…

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Get Listening for Self-Care

“Listening” is probably my most frequent form of self-care right now . . . because of my obsession with podcasts. I love them! I listen to podcasts in the car, while I’m cooking, while I’m working out, or while I’m folding laundry. When I’m listening, the kids are usually not around, there’s no list-making of…

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Get Sweaty for Self-Care

I bet you’re surprised this wasn’t first on my list of self-care ideas. It’s definitely an essential one, but not a daily occurrence like writing and hydrating are for me. Although my goal is to workout 5 days a week, I try to get sweaty (get my cardio on) at least 2-3 times a week. The…

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Get Hydrated for Self-Care

I’ve talked a lot in some of my live broadcasts on Facebook and Instagram about self-care being essential for happiness. Drinking enough water is a big self-care habit that determines my mood and yet I continue to forget again and again. Why do I feel so hungry? Why do I feel angry? Ummmm . . . because I’m dehydrated! Sound familiar? So drink your water! Here are three tips…

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Get Writing For Self-Care

Get ready. You’re going to hear a lot about self-care from me in my next few posts. Why? I’m trying to get better at doing it (self-care) on a consistent basis. Almost everyone struggles with having consistent self-care rituals. I have a self-care challenge launching soon (Don’t worry. If you’re reading this after it’s launched,…

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