MENTAL HEALTH // what my self-care looks like these days
This post is sponsored by FAGE; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
I think generally speaking, when you live in a negative headspace everything in your life is harder than it should be. I’m figuring out that the hate I subconsciously have felt throughout my whole life towards myself and how my body looked has translated in so many ways, including my own self care.
Now that I’m a mom - self care often goes out the window. The first sign for me that I need to take a step back and re-evaluate my life is always what I’ve been eating. Especially since having a second child, there are days, weeks, and months where I eat, for lack of a better word, like trash. Survival mode, as I like to call it. I find it really really hard to stop and take a moment for myself when I’m busy caring for two crazy littles and trying to work all at the same time. So what’s something easy I can grab and keep going? If I haven’t been taking the time to care for myself, there’s usually not much for me in the kitchen which is the behavior I am really working on these days.
I recently discovered a snack that fuels my body and makes me feel good, and I’m kind of addicted. It’s this Fage greek yogurt, but with fruit! The 0% peach kind is my absolute favorite. It’s easy to grab with me on the way to pick up Emmie from her activities and trust me: YOU CAN TOTALLY eat it in the car.
Car snacks or bust, #amiright!!!
Ok but really - I can also grab it on my way to a meeting, or running to the mall, or I even find myself throwing it in the diaper bag for a park playdate. BOTH of my girls love this stuff too, and the fact that there are no artificial sweeteners is a total game changer - so basically, it’s a no-brainer for us.
This is a topic that I feel like women don’t speak much about, but I know we are all going through it. Self-care is WAY underrated, especially when you’ve got kids you’re also responsible for. This year I finally started seeing a therapist and have been focusing a lot on my mental health. I started taking a medication that is helping me a lot with anxiety and depression (I honestly didn’t realize how depressed I was). I feel like it’s important to be transparent with you about my life, and if you’re going through these things too just know you aren’t alone. Another way I am improving my self care is that I am starting to slowly workout again. It is so good for my mind!
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