We constantly feel pressured to add things to our schedule. Society seems to reward being busy and punish anyone who takes time for themselves. No wonder so many people neglect their own self-care when it would lead to negative judgments from others!
You’re encouraged to work too much, schedule your kids in too many activities, and attend too many social events.
Everything FEELS so important.
How will your son ever play varsity baseball if he doesn’t play every season after the age of 5? What will your friends think if you tell them you’re taking some time for yourself?
And when you do have down time, I’m guessing it’s spent keeping up with social media, reading the news, or engaging with your phone in some way. I know this struggle personally!Read More
The answer is yes. Or no. Or it depends on the day?
Okay, so this one might get me into big trouble. Let me start out by saying that kids are awesome and I love my two little munchkins more than anything.
Now that that’s out of the way… are kids like Chinese water torture?
If that question horrified you, I apologize. It’s just a comparison that popped into my head one morning as my un-caffeinated brain was trying to keep our girls occupied when they had woken up way before the sun.Read More
Everybody knows that moms are stressed and busy. Whether it’s staying at home and juggling watching the kids while keeping the house functioning.
Or if it’s trying to spend quality time with the kids while also maintaining a job. There’s nothing easy about parenting, and we all end up carrying way more stress than we’d like.
When silly psychologists like me suggest adding in self-care, it’s easy to laugh us in the face because “ain’t nobody got time for that”.
That’s why I decided to put together 5 easy self-care activities a busy mom can fit into her schedule.
Visit the beach
Use a gratitude journal
It’s 3am. You’ve been lying in bed for 15 minutes after your overnight trip to the bathroom. It hits you. The urge to see what’s been posted to Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, or whatever social media platform you belong to.Read More
I was featured recently in an article on how to address physical symptoms of anxiety. You can check out the full article in Bustle. Here’s a snippet:Read More
My wife and I are a little late to the game in discovering the NBC show This is Us (we rarely get to watch TV due to having a couple little ones), but we finally started watching. As with the rest of America, we’ve been captivated by the family dynamics, and the obvious affection the characters have for each other. In particular, I fell in love with William. The biological father that Randall finally just met at 36 years of age, and at a time when William is already in the end stages of cancer.Read More