I Challenge You to Take a Self Care Date

Remember last month on Mother’s Day when you (I hope) spent an hour or two doing something just for you? Something that made your heart happy? Something that made you feel pampered? Something that helped you relax and recharge?

 

You deserve those kinds of dates with yourself – and not just once a year.

 

In fact, I’m going to be bold here and ask that you do something just for you at least once a month. Because if you’re like most moms, you’re not in the habit of practicing great self care. And you’re certainly not in the habit of putting yourself first.

 

That’s what a self care date is all about.

 

Now you might be wondering what a self care date has to do with pursuing your purpose beyond motherhood. Well, actually, plenty. My intention behind this assignment is to get you in the practice of doing something just for you – even if it’s something as simple as taking a quiet bubble bath on a Wednesday night.

 

The reason this is so important is twofold. First, I want you to have a solid foundation of self care in place so you don’t burn out when you start going after your “other” calling. But more importantly, I want you to commit to making these dates happen because they will help you get more comfortable doing things for yourself. And the more comfortable you are, the easier it will be when you decide to do something BIG for yourself – something like pursuing your purpose beyond motherhood.  

 

So now that you understand why I’m asking you to take yourself on regular self care dates, I want to help you overcome the hurdles that are preventing you from doing so. If it’s mom guilt, read this. If you don’t have a big budget, do something free for your self care date. And if your hurdle is that it’s been so long since you practiced self care that you don’t know what to do, I have a little gift for you to use for inspiration. (If you'd like a copy of my free guide, 25 Inspiring Self Care Dates For Moms, just mention it in a comment after this post.)

 

Whether you use an idea from my guide or come up with one of your own, I want to hear what you did on your date – and how you benefited from doing it. You can share it with me via email or join my private Facebook community, Your Bold, Balanced Life, and talk about your self care date with the amazing women in it.

 

To believing your time is now,

 

Ashley