Self-care Sunday has become very popular. But what about women with no time? How do they manage to take time for themselves and what do they do? We asked one hundred working moms how they find time for making themselves feel better.
How to make time for Self-care Sunday?
We found that self-care looks pretty different depending on whom you ask. It can require setting aside an afternoon, or just taking five minutes to disconnect from the stress of daily life. What these women all agreed on was to prioritize time to destress, regardless of how busy their schedule gets.
We found that most women take time on Sunday mornings and tend to spend the rest of the day with their families. “My kids understand that mommy needs enough sleep and feel good about herself. Otherwise she gets really grumpy and is no fun”, says a mom of four. Here are five secrets every women should know:
- Prioritize self-care time
- Communicate time with spouse and kids
- Make private appointments long time in advance
- Hire a babysitter or make date with the grandparents
- Keep the Sunday free from house chores.
What to do on self-care Sunday?
Here is the top ten list on what 100 working moms love doing on self-care Sunday.
- Going for a walk/nature.
- Catching up with sleep
- Eating healthy
- Going to the Spa: nails, hair, facials or reflexology massage
- Spend quality family time/family dinner
- Watch funny movies to make you laugh
Read our blog post on: Self-care awareness month and Simple And Savvy Stress Management.
A Word from healthylifestyleflorida.com
Self-care means recognizing our own needs and giving them a priority. It is the understanding that we can only perform on top level when we take good care of ourselves. If one hundred women can at least invest 15 minutes for themselves on a Sunday, can’t we all?
Give a try – You will love what you can be!