how to prioritize your own well-being and avoid burnout.
Starting from the fact that you, my beautiful mother, are doing so much, I just want to remind you that you are doing great and you are ENOUGH. Never forget that, you are doing YOUR best. Don't be harsh with yourself, give yourself credit.
For the moment we became mother’s we prioritized our babies and that translates most of the times that we forget ourselves.
This self-sabotage my super warriors will lead you - us to a burn out, over stressing, anxiety and the list goes on.
Self-care is essential, it will support you to maintain your physical and mental health.
Moreover, engaging in a self-care routine research shows that will help you to reduce or eliminate anxiety and depression, reduce stress, maximize your happiness, and improve overall well-being.
Nevertheless, as I mentioned in my previous article, in order to be able to support your family you need to first take care of yourself!
So here are 6 ways on how to prioritize you:
Prioritize sleep and exercise: Try to get enough sleep each night and incorporate physical activity into your daily routine. I know that sounds like a fairytale, start from the smallest step each day and in a week you will cross an entire pathway.
Practice mindfulness and meditation: Taking time to be present in the moment and focus on your breathing can help reduce stress and improve your mood. I have added meditation prior to sleep, and have really supported me to have a better sleep quality.
Eat well: Maintaining a healthy diet can boost your energy levels and help you feel better physically and mentally.
Connect with other people: Building a support system of friends, family, or a support group can help you feel less isolated and provide a source of comfort. Sometimes other mother that are at the same stage you are, are the best peer group.
Take breaks and practice self-compassion: Make time for activities you enjoy and be kind to yourself when things get stressful. And as already mentioned YOU ARE DOING YOUR BEST!
Seek help when needed: Don't hesitate to reach out for support, whether it's from a coach, a therapist, or a trusted friend depending on each case.
Remember, self-care is not selfish, it's essential. By taking care of yourself, you'll be better able to take care of others and manage the demands of motherhood and work/business.
I will always be here to support you.
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ICF Certified Life & Business Coach | Christina Michaelidou