Find Beauty All Around – 15 Days of Self-Care

Find beauty in the every day

Being creative and allowing myself to find beauty in the simple things around me is a sure-fire method of mental self-care for me.  It allows me to remember the little things, to practice looking for beauty even when it’s hard, and to express myself when I’m feeling like I’ve been losing who I am. I hear that’s a common frustration for us stay at home and special needs mamas.

Find Beauty in the every day, all around you. This is a surefire way to get out of negative thinking ruts. Come download your free printable today and catch up with the rest of the 15 day series of easy self-care for special needs moms.
Find beauty – make it a practice today by downloading your photo challenge below!

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Keep a Gratitude journal – 15 Days of Self-Care

A simple gratitude journal

Staying grateful is key in wiring your brain for positivity.  If a gratitude journal is going to end up as just another thing on your never-ending to-do list, try keeping a more simple journal page (like the free one below) to keep around to fill out only when you are feeling the pinch of stress and fatigue.  Think bullet journal style.

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Take a walk – 15 Days of Easy Self Care

Go for a walk!

Getting outside for a walk is extremely helpful as far as self-care goes.  It lowers your stress levels, gets you some fresh air, and helps your overall health in a ridiculous amount of ways!

If you can get out alone, great!  If not, bring the kids in a stroller, or walk circles around the playground while your older children play.  It’s pretty easy to keep an eye on them this way and it’s completely free.  There aren’t many good reasons not to try to make this a part of your day.

This podcast on all the benefits of simply taking a walk will blow your mind!

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Ask For Help – 15 Days of Easy Self-Care

For goodness sake, ask for help already!

Too often we’re afraid to ask for help and don’t see that as plain and simple self-care.  We’re afraid someone will say no for various reasons.  “Will they think I’m just being lazy?  Of course they will.  Ugh…  I’ll just find a way to do it.”

Everyone else is just as busy as you too, right?  Maybe that’s your immediate reason why you just can’t ask for help.

Guilty of thinking everyone will do everything “wrong” anyway maybe?  You don’t have your husband or kids helping because they “will only cause you more work” fixing what they cleaned?

Wrong, wrong, and wrong.  None of this helps you self-care well, and for how long can you run this train on your own without it?

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15 Days of Self-Care: Happy Memories

Look through old photos & remember happy memories

I love to look through old baby photos and feel that hint of euphoria that comes with seeing my babies’ faces.  Such happy memories.  These sights make my day and recharge me.

I keep old photos as my screen saver because it’s always reminding me that these “sometimes ultra-long days” are flying by faster than I’d wish.  The hard moments will only last for so long, and the same goes for the sweet ones.  I’m reminded that each of the hard phases did, in fact, end even when it seemed like it never would.

Remembering the sweet moments of the past is powerful!

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