Something I’m remembering about having a new baby in the house– self-care is key to keep me from losing my mind.
You see, I had forgotten just how crazy having a newborn is. And when you add in the sleep deprivation and a 3-year-old who likes a lot of attention to the mix, it’s enough to drive me to the edge of sanity.
Making sure I have at least a few minutes each day for a self-care activity that brings me joy is something I can look forward to when things are getting crazy.
But obviously going to the spa for a day or on a girls trip is out of the question right now. That’s why I created this list of easy, inexpensive self-care ideas.
Inexpensive & Easy Self-Care Activities
- Read a book or magazine.
- Watch a favorite show.
- Get out your coloring pencils or crayons to color.
- Go for a walk.
- Listen to an uplifting playlist.
- Spend time on a hobby like scrapbooking, baking or hand lettering.
- Listen to a favorite podcast.
- Spend time with a friend.
- Paint your nails.
- Window shop at your favorite store.
- Buy yourself flowers.
- Take a bath.
- Put together a puzzle.
- Get outside and garden, swing or look at the clouds.
- Take a nap.
- Go for a scenic drive.
- Play with a pet.
- Buy your favorite drink, such as coffee, tea or a smoothie.
- Light your favorite candle.
- Experiment with makeup or hair ideas.
New moms aren’t the only ones who need to make time for self-care; we all do. We can’t expect to pour into our spouse, our kids or our work when our own well is empty. Take a few minutes to regularly fill yourself so you will be recharged enough to give the best you to others.
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