What does self-care look like for you? Trying to get ideas!

  • Carlisle
    Jun 26, 2018

    I live 4 miles from work, and once or twice a week I try to walk home instead of taking transit, while listening to podcasts about subjects which inspire me. It takes an hour door to door.

  • Wing
    Jun 26, 2018

    Flamenco Dance class

  • Jennifer
    Jun 26, 2018

    A long warm shower. I put my son to bed and go get a long hot shower. That is my time to relax

  • WombatStew66
    Jun 26, 2018

    My husband insisted, so I have monthly massages and I have some mums from my daughter's nursery school join me, while the Dads get together with the kids. I'll be planning soon an evening out for Happy Hour Margaritas. Self care can just be going for a walk, sit on a park bench read a book or just enjoy some sunshine on your face without kids hanging off of you, exercise class, or a hobby. I say if you make time for work and providing, you can find 30 minutes to an hour to rejuvenate for yourself. I've learned to let go and let my husband handle things in his own way and not critizize, just be grateful for the free time to think.

  • Mary
    Jun 26, 2018

    Vee and Jennifer that's my self care shower, brush my hair and my teeth. Maybe soon more.

  • Superdad
    Jun 26, 2018

    Self care is looking 32 when you’re 42.💪🏻

  • Bryan
    Jun 26, 2018

    We get a babysitter twice a week for two hours a day, but during that time I’m still running errands. I would love to grab lunch or have a cocktail when my wife gets home from work, but I have no friends out here and it gets pretty boring going out alone.

  • Ebonie
    Jun 26, 2018

    I eat a cookie in my car🍪

  • CeCe
    Jun 26, 2018

    Wow u guys really inspired me to think harder about self-care. I feel like I am always baby baby baby that by the time I think of me the night is done. Thanks for sharing all your ideas. My son is 11 months so it’s definitely time. Self-care here I come.

  • WombatStew66
    Jun 26, 2018

    CeCe it took me awhile to get it, EVERYTHING revolved around my now 3.5 year old daughter as I'm a SAHM. We did yoga together with other mums near me when she was the age of your son. One piece of advice really start now because it gets a bit hard when they get a bit older and demanding. Two was a cakewalk, three years you will feel like committing yourself, 😮these opinionated, defiant, unpredictable little humans will drive you bat shit crazy, yet loving and sweet when they want to be....😄

  • B
    Jun 26, 2018

    Totally agree Morning66! I really lost myself for a while there. It's understandable in the newborn stage but I never got out of it. The turning point was when I had my daughter and started thinking about what kind of example I wanted to be for her. It'd be heartbreaking to see her do this to herself so I should be doing better for myself as well. And ultimately I found that taking time for self-care made me so much more of a patient and happy parent.

  • Brittany
    Jun 26, 2018

    Cleaning the house without a baby wanting to be held or paid attention to! I love that boy but I can’t do any of the deep cleaning I used to do before he was around. Also being able to go to the gym rather than do a home workout with my baby boy as a cheerleader. Long showers and face masks. Dinner with friends every once in awhile.

  • PKS
    Jun 27, 2018

    I get the mail every day. Haha. And I walk around my yard and pick fruit from my garden. If I am really lucky I get to hang out with the hubby and watch a show on Netflix.

  • Carolyn
    Jun 27, 2018

    Scheduling Orange Theory Fitness classes on the days my husband is home with the baby. We take turns caring for her while the other is squeezing in their sanity workout!

  • Anonymous
    Jun 27, 2018

    My friends and I use Komae to give each other free babysitting, so we can take care of appointments that otherwise would get neglected. Last week I got my hair cut, and today I got my nails done. A few months ago I went to a movie alone while my husband was out of town on a work trip.

  • Kat
    Jun 30, 2018

    self care??? that’s still a thing 😳😩

  • Katie
    Jul 01, 2018

    Honestly, going to work. I am lucky enough to have a job that I like. It’s nice to be appreciated for something other than changing diapers or cleaning boogers. It makes me feel like a human again.

  • Dana
    Jul 06, 2018

    Pausing. Like loading up the double stroller :) and stopping for fresh coffee (not two hr old coffee) on the way to the playground... showering. Yes on what the parent above said about nurturing identity, which in a way a way I get from my part time work. Sometimes hanging out with just one of the two kiddos feels enough like down time :) Making sure to schedule social time. When baby two was about 3-4 mo I really pushed myself to reach out to friends and other moms, look for play groups etc, and it’s helped. Still working on getting exercise and reading in :)

  • Mitchie
    Jul 09, 2018

    I have 3 GIRLS. 8 years old, 2 years old and 5 month old. So when thier all in bed sleeping I have my shower my glass of wine and watch my shows then go to bed .