My typical blog is centered around women’s health. Today I have to switch it up. After a long, trying workday, my only motivation was to return home immediately and unwind. I had in mind my usual self-care routine: drinking tea on my balcony, a sandwich & a show, or a spin class. At that moment during my drive home, I decided I would make tonight a tea on my balcony night. Once I got home, I changed into relaxed clothes then jumped into bed, just for a second… and I stayed there. I was upset with myself. That I would let my bed get the better of me, again. I eventually encouraged myself to a 15-minute bike ride which made me feel better. This blog today is dedicated to the women who can say AMEN to this scenario.
Self-care is often praised but I’m finding it more challenging to practice during this pandemic. During this season, my self-care routines have altered. I can no longer take a spin class in the gym, go browsing at TJ Maxx, get my nails done, or take a tea break at my favorite tea shop. I shamelessly admit, that my self-care moments now involve my bed and a movie or my couch and a show. However, I encourage you all to take the challenge with me to redefine self-care during this pandemic. Let’s try together to get out of the bed or couch and do something different.
Please share your challenges and ideas for self-care routine during this pandemic
MSN. ARNP. CNM