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Making a Self-Care Commitment

As busy parents, finding the time for self-care can be challenging. Our schedules seem to be filled from morning to night with family activities and professional or community commitments. Taking care of ourselves not only helps our overall health but also sends a message to our family that it’s important to engage in self-care. No act of self-care is too small or frequent! Healthy sleep, a balanced diet and exercise help increase positive mood and energy. Time with friends is also important. Here are a few tips to help enhance self-care and stay balanced during a busy holiday season.

  • Maintain healthy sleep habits.

  • Set priorities and make to-do lists.

  • Take time for yourself each day. Even if it’s just a few minutes!

  • Express gratitude

  • Plan future activities with friends – it’s nice to have something to look forward to!

  • Ask for help. It gives you time to take care of yourself and helps someone else feel good

  • in the process!


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