I’ve written before about the power of gratitude, and how important I think it is as a self-care tool. Gratitude is a cornerstone of staying in recovery mode rather than slipping back into depression, for me, at least. I’ve had a number of different gratitude rituals over the years. This year I’ve made a super-simple … Read moreHow To Make & Use A Gratitude Jar
All too often we push self-care to the bottom of our to-do lists. There are too many things that shout louder, demanding our attention. Having a physical something in front of you can be just the prompt you need to actually do some of the self-care activities that you know would make all the difference … Read more10 Self-Care Gifts To Make Self-Care An Every-Day Thing.
Self-care needs to be right at the top of your to-do list. Self-care is super important, and you absolutely cannot afford to neglect it. Got that? Good. Let’s move on. Why is self-care important? To answer that one, I’m going to whizz myself back to my sociology A-level class, circa 1995. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. … Read moreWhy is self-care important? Putting on your oxygen mask.
As soon as you become a parent, your priorities shift. You’re responsible for a whole human being other than yourself, and that’s a heavy weight to carry. When your baby was tiny, you probably dropped everything to focus your energy on your bundle of oxytocin-inducing wonderfulness, and that’s the perfect response. It’s the response we’re … Read more7 Awesome Daily Self-Care Practices for Busy Mamas
If you want to start journalling, but you don’t know how to start, this post is for you. I’m going to show you my favourite journalling ideas. Then you’ll have three awesome techniques ready for whatever life throws at you. Really, I could write a whole post about each of these. This is just going … Read more3 Awesome Journalling Ideas to Help You Get the Most Out of Your Journal
If you’re a mama (or anyone) suffering from depression, then it’s likely that you’re not taking care of yourself as well as you should. Here’s a list of easy self-care ideas to point you in the right direction. Self-care is easy to push to the bottom of the list, but that’s not sustainable for any … Read more20 Easy Self-Care Ideas for Depressed Mamas
Your brain is full of a million things. From the moment you get out of bed in the morning, to the time you collapse back into it at the end of the day, your mind is racing trying to keep up with EVERYTHING. If you’re like me, that chatter doesn’t even stop when you go … Read moreHow Morning Pages Can Make You A Better Person
Self-Care Strategies for Mamas With No Time. You just don’t have time for self-care, and no list of self-care strategies is going to change that. You’re busy taking care of your children, your home, your husband, and there’s no free time for you. We all know what self-care looks like, after all, it’s a long … Read moreMicro Self-Care Strategies For Worn-Out, Time-Poor Mamas
Have you been wondering how to start a gratitude journal? It’s something that’s often suggested in self-care and mental health posts, with good reason. Gratitude is powerful stuff. No time to read this whole post right now? Pin it for later, or scroll way down for the micro-version. If you don’t already have a regular … Read moreHow to Start a Gratitude Journal (And Why You Should).
Beating Housework Overwhelm. Do you want to know how to get your housework back on track quickly? Are you feeling overwhelmed by the mess in your home? Here’s my favourite trick for getting my home back in order when I don’t even know where to start. This post may contain affiliate links – that means … Read moreHow To Get Your Housework Back On Track – Fast