Time is fleeting. What are you going to do about it? The big question I often get asked is: “How do you make time for Self-Care?”
Listen SN parent: It’s not some triathlon event to train for. You just do it.
You don’t have to leave your house to even utilize Self-Care. You don’t have to save tons of money for it either.
Side Note: If you haven’t already downloaded the Self-Care Assessment Test, it’s a good place to start.
How do I really tackle this area?
When I get asked this, many people expect me to deliver the perfect answer. But without doing some probing and investigation, and if you’re not in my 1:1 Self-Care coaching program (Burnout to Breakout), it’s very difficult to answer this because I am not fully up to speed on your current environmental constraints.
Generally speaking, time is what you make of it. Just like you pencil in ABA, OT, SLP, PT, you pencil in time for yourself.
Listen, this is coming from someone who worked 60+ plus hours a week, with 25 clients on my caseload at a time.
Read the sentence below until you believe it.
I know it’s tough. But you make it a habit.
Just like you made it a habit to not to give Self-Care the time of day, you reverse it and form a new healthy habit of practicing Self-Care.
You give it the time of day. Make it an intentional practice.
Do an inventory of what kinds of things you spend time doing. Maybe a good chunk of these activities are a waste of time or not really helping you develop the ‘self-care muscle’.
Perhaps, you were scrolling through Facebook and posting on every Special Needs parent page you can find to post that you need help and are close to burning out.
Or maybe you were scrolling on Amazon looking at the next kitchenware item to buy.
So, maybe I nailed it and you’re asking me out loud, “What should I do ?
Here’s the answer
Change your behavior. Little by little. Don’t just say you’re going to do so and so, honor your promises to yourself and actually create a mini Self-Care plan and generate goals around it.
Change your narrative.
This idea that we don’t have time to take care of us is not only doing you a disservice but the energy it takes believing that could be energy being distributed to a Self-Care activity.
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