How to Be the Best Babysitter on the Block

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So many women struggle with taking care of themselves. In many cases, women run their households. They make sure the kids are taken care of. They make sure their spouse is happy. They juggle their careers and social lives. After it’s all said and done, they don’t have any energy or time to take care of themselves. If this sounds like you, you’ll need to be more aggressive about putting yourself first. A great way to start involves these three self-care tips.

1. Set aside time every day to unwind.
The main reason why many women don’t take care of themselves is that they struggle to find the time. Truthfully, it’s possible to find twenty minutes to unwind. It’s all about the way you schedule your day. Whether it’s on your lunch break or while your children are eating dinner, get away and do something that recharges you. If you like to watch a thirty-minute show while you drink a glass of wine, make it happen. If you like to do yoga and meditation, roll out a mat and enjoy a quick session.

2. Go to the doctor.
Many mothers make sure their children have their flu shots, allergy medicines and annual check-ups with their physicians. It’s one thing to prioritize the children. However, don’t forget about yourself. Make sure you commit to seeing your primary care physician and make your rounds for the necessary check-ups. If one of your doctors requires you to get queens diagnostic imaging, don’t procrastinate. Always be proactive and intentional about your personal health. If you don’t take care of yourself, you won’t be able to be there for anyone else.

3. Do something fun every day.
If you love to dance, consider having your own private dance fest in your bedroom. You can turn up your music and have fun for a few minutes. Let your spouse or a babysitter watch the kids for two hours while you go out with a friend to enjoy dessert and conversation. Consider your favorite hobbies and make time for them. If you do one of these things every day, you’ll be able to feel better about your life. Life is meant to be enjoyed. You deserve it.

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