Whoever the lady is who first said, “Ain’t nobody got time for that” should be getting money every time someone says it.
Because it’s true. We all have a list a mile long of things we should be doing; never mind the job, family, and house. We end up not doing any of them, first, because we’re overwhelmed, and second, because there’s no time.
I’ve found a way to work in little bits of self-care in my day.
They do add up; you get the same effects as if you’d spent more time.
I’m not a fan of exercise. But my dog loves to take walks, and I’m not about to tell her no. So we walk every day; not far, but we walk.
I add some exercise by parking at the back of the lot when I go shopping.
And I dance — while I cook, clean, or anytime.
I love yoga, so for the past few years, I’ve found one pose that is challenging for me. Each day, whenever I have a spare minute or few seconds, I practice. It took me two years, but I can do a forward fold now.
I do a quick massage when I put moisturizer on my face.
And I try to add moisture to my hands and nails whenever I can.
When I roast vegetables, after I toss them in olive oil, I rub the rest into my hands. I keep lotion everywhere, including the car. Lip balm too.
Most importantly, I keep social media and the news to a minimum.
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