I’ve been really stressed out lately and the last few times I went walking, I had the kids with me. Walking with the kids is not the same as walking without the kids.
I need the time to myself in order to decompress and deal with my stress.
I’m leaving to go walking in a little bit and I’ll be doing it alone. It’s gonna be just me and my earbuds. ☺
Look, folks, self-care is not easy, especially when your kids have so many demanding needs but it’s incredibly important that we make it happen. Self-care isn’t always the same thing for everyone.
For me, it’s writing, walking, running, hiking, eating better and trying to get more sleep. Those are my big self-care activities and they are hugely beneficial to me personally. If I had to pick my favorite, it would be walking and writing. Writing I can do from anywhere and walking really helps me to center myself.
Hopefully, by the time I get back, I’ll be in a much better place.