From: the Desk of Brooke Campbell, Business Owner/ Wife of a High School Head Basketball Coach/ Mother of 4
Making time for self-care might seem impossible.
I get it! Some days it's hard enough to take a peaceful shower or go to the bathroom (alone) without someone needing your attention.
And if you are like so many high-achieving parents who KNOW what you should be doing to look/feel/be your best self, but struggle with figuring out how to do that with the crazy schedule your family has, you have come to realize something. The busy-ness of life has gotten in the way of a couple areas that are so vital- your physical and spiritual health. We don't intend for this to happen, but we are humans, and that means we cannot do everything well all the time.
When someone becomes a parent, life changes in incredible ways. For moms, we have dramatic changes in our bodies and in our schedules, just to name a couple that are relevant to my point.
I don't believe it's possible to look back at our pre-motherhood self-care practices and expect to jump right back into that rhythm. You have another human to take care of now. And as a coach, I am not going to push you to do extreme things like workout everyday for 60+ minutes, get 9 hours of blissful sleep and adopt a fully plant-based gluten/dairy/sugar free diet. (I mean, that would be awesome, but I'm all about reality, friends!)
How does this sound: all you have to do is make a commitment to 30 minutes of self-care for 30 days in a row so that you can get a good taste of how you can feel (hopefully way better!) Are you a little bit curious to do this experiment on yourself? (and have a friend join you?)
So, if you think it's time to make self-care an honest priority:
Take my hand, and let's have some fun together for 30 days.
You deserve to feel all the incredible benefits!
If you think about it, if you only got one result, and that was more energy, then that would mean that you could do more with your valuable time each day, right? So, investing your time on you means that you are able to accomplish more and help more people. Sounds like a win-win!