6 Things You Can Do Today To Feel Better

There is always something that we could be doing better. A lot of people have the mindset that if they aren’t “booked and busy” they aren’t really doing anything but what happens when you start to shut down? It’s great to stay focused but you have to remember the importance of taking time for you! My motto is if I don’t take time for myself how can I possibly be the best mother to my children.

1.       Relax

Yep, it’s that simple. Take some time to relax! Spend 30 intentional minutes with yourself either before getting out of bed in the morning or before going to sleep.

 

2.       Exercise

If you’re not an avid workout type person then take your time. Going for a walk is a start. Don’t jump all in and then a few weeks later you’re ready to quit because you’ve done too much.

 

3.       Take a Social Media Break

It’s necessary for our sanity. We can get caught up in things that we see online and quickly start to compare ourselves to other. It’s not worth it. Take a week off if you don’t think you can handle a month.

4.       Remove Negativity

Do you have a “friend” that never has anything positive to say? Or do you have people in your life that you aren’t sure why they’re there? It’s time to purge! If a person isn’t adding value to your life why are they there?

 

5.       Read a book

Have you had books on your “to read list” and just haven’t done it? Don’t know what to do on your social media break? READ! I promise it will change your life and keep you on your toes.

 

6.       Be Selfish

Enjoy something that makes YOU happy. Forget about your kids, spouse, and family for one moment and think about what fulfills you and do it!

 How do you practice self-care?

Are you REALLY happy?

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Happy - adjective: Feeling or showing pleasure or contentment.

Many people grow up not knowing who they are or what they want to be. Over time, our wants, desires, and needs change. When I was 6, I wanted to be a lawyer and when middle school came around and I was informed that becoming a lawyer involved Social Studies I quickly changed my mind.

In high school, I was torn between being a hair stylist/makeup artist and psychologist. Totally different, yet similar. I wanted to make people feel good.

If I can be real with ya’ll for a moment…my true passion was wanting to be a housewife! Yep, you got that right! Now there is a difference and people often get confused when I say that. I didn’t want to be a stay at home mom, I wanted to be a housewife. I love the idea of being home – cooking, cleaning, and working on my side hustle but also having the opportunity to get my kids from school and participate in as many school activities of my choosing. As we know, this isn’t happening YET! I’m believing in the power of the yet because one day I will be able to do this.

My life has taken on several different paths but all of them lead to one thing being my own boss! For now, I work in an office and I love it. I have freedom and flexibility not to mention the pay is great. It’s Monday – Friday and I’m off in time to spend time with my children.

I say all of that to say, where are you? Are you doing things that make you happy? Are you fulfilled in your job or are you working for a paycheck? We’ve all been there – paycheck = bills paid! I like to be believe that there is always more that we could be doing. We can take ourselves to the next level. I have set a few goals for myself and I’m determined to achieve them.

My first is growing my online presence. I love creating, I may not be the best but there is so much to learn and we all have to start somewhere.

Second, I would like to get involved with some advocacy work. I want to reach teens before they become teen parents! It’s hard, been there, done that and have the kids to prove it.

I’m currently working behind the scenes to make some of that happen so fingers crossed, you’ll see this face one day and remember you knew me, lol.

What steps are you taking to achieve your goals? Do you have any? The current place we’re in is ONLY temporary - if you believe!

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