Self-Care is Self-Love

Submitted by Marva on January 7, 2016

Self-care is self-love - my 15 tips for The Huffington Post wil help moms stay in charge of their daily lives.  

Generations of women have been taught to take care of their families first and it has allowed for the desertion of mom. One day she wakes up and realizes that she is losing her identity. You want to do the right things for yourself so you don't get into a rut or feel like you are at the end of your rope. When you are at the end of your rope, it's hard for your partner to see your meltdown coming.

Having a family means that on many days the heavy lifting will be done by you. You have to be strong and empowered by yourself. A good rule of thumb is to seek advice from a mom you look up to for the way she takes care of herself and her family. You are taking control in a different way than you may have experienced growing up. It's a different model of strength with new knowledge and perspective.

Once you stay in tune with your awesome self, the sky is the limit for what you will do for your family. Self-care is self-love. You are making sure to stay in your own power. These tips below will help you find your normal with flexibility.

1) Foods That Will Fuel Your Energy: Mid-morning between breakfast and lunch, have a green juice. Whether it be a juice or an energy bar, it will help to boost your stamina for the long hours of the day ahead.

2) Focus on What Really Matters: You might be putting off projects that would help your future after your children have grown up. Carve out some time for them.

3) Nurture Your Relationship: Find new, simple and fun ways to keep the home fires burning with your soulmate.

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