When you have been going through a particularly stressful full time, you may find yourself drained and with limited resources. Do you know that feeling?
Your situation is even more difficult, when you have little people depending on your abilities as a parent. So how do you move on after a atressfull experience?
Well, there is more than one answer to this question, but one thing is generally on top of the list, when you try to get back in the game in a different way than before.
Number one: Take good care of yourself. And no this is not selfish, even though you think it sounds that way - or people tell you that it is. Write down your own top 3 (5, 10 or 20) self care list you can turn to, when you really it - and also when you just feel like adding a bit of sparkle and new energy on an ordinary day.
My self care list includes this:
- Yoga excercise - 10 minutes is better than no excercise at all. Find classes on YouTube or build your own routines, if you have more experience
- Take time out to speak with your close friends. When I am stuck with the same thoughts and ideas, nothing beats good advice from someone who really cares about me, but dares to challenge my perceptions, sadness or bad mood
- Allow yourself to rest, when you need to. And I know it may not be possible to he very second you need it, but then schedule it or go to be earlier a couple of nights in a row. Sleep works wonders
- Enjoy a cosy moment on your own or in company that you love. I find sharing a meal or baking add a lot of positive vibes, when needed