I just finished initial work on the self-care chapter of Minimalist Parenting, and man, did it feel good. Christine took the lead on the chapter which makes sense, because she has done a lot better in the self-care department than I have. Just reading what she wrote made me feel better.
I've improved — inspired in part by Christine's example long before we started co-authoring a book. I'm exercising, I'm putting on a little makeup, I'm prioritizing sleep, time with Rael, and staying in better touch with friends and family. I have a ways to go and I have my off weeks, but at least taking care of myself is on the radar.
At The Accidental Expert, I've broken my method into six steps anyone can follow to add more self-care into their lives:
At the Minimalist Parenting blog, Christine and I invite you to share your suggestions and thoughts for possible inclusion in the book:
It took me a long time (too long) to consider self-care a priority. Would love to hear your thoughts on the whys, whats, and hows of self-care.