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Planning? But Are You Planning for Self-Care?

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Planning? But Are You Planning for Self-Care?

Brooke-Sidney Harbour

In this video, Brooke-Sidney of Bella & The Babe reminds viewers to plan for self-care when they are planning out their days, weeks, and months. In this quick periscope video, she shares two key questions we should be asking as we plan for self-care.

First, what am I doing to refresh, refuel, and rejuvenate myself this week? Take a quick look at your week. Have you scheduled time for activities that bring you a sense of refreshment? Do you have time for fun built in? Brooke-Sidney invites you to take a good look at your schedule and review it for time where you are refueling, refreshing or rejuvenating yourself. These activities could look like prayer, meditation, taking a walk, manicure and pedicure, or spending time with girlfriends. Self-care ideas are as unique as you are. If you need help brainstorming self-care ideas, check out Bella & The Babe's 31 Self-Care Ideas List. Sign up for the mama community and receive the FREE list!

Next, ask when are you scheduling time for self-care? After you've realized that your schedule does not have enough time set-aside for self-care, now you need to schedule it. If you don't put self-care in the schedule, it often doesn't happen. Self-care usually doesn't occur by chance. (But when those rare moments do occur, jump on them!) Try to schedule at least 15 minutes of self-care time per day. Remember, these activities could be simple, short, and sweet.

And if you need a planner designed to help you get self-care, check out the Mama Love Planner in the daily or weekly versions. It's the only planner + self-care practice + gratitude journal!

Check out the video or audio below! Let's us know how your self-care planning is going. Leave your comments below. And please share this post with your mama friends!