With Mother’s Day in the air, we here at Savvy Miss got to thinking about just how important it is we all mother ourselves. (Yes, men too!)
If this concept is new to you, let us explain …
To mother yourself is really to champion yourself. It’s to love the wonderful Y-O-U unconditionally, and care for and nurture your body, mind and soul. It also means to look out for and protect yourself — just like a mama bear does with her cubs.
It doesn’t have to be difficult, or even time-consuming. Here are four loving ways to mother yourself starting now:
1. Listen to yourself. Tune in to what’s on your mind and in your heart, and be honest and open with yourself about how you’re feeling. Is something bothering you that you’re trying to block out?
Gift yourself 15 minutes to get it all out — whether that’s by talking to yourself while on a walk or driving in the car, or jotting it all down in a journal. What’s most important is you don’t judge yourself for anything that comes up and out. Emotions aren’t who you are, they’re what you feel and we’re all human.
2. Practice more self-care. This weekend, treat yourself to whatever self-care you crave, whether it’s a few hours on the couch with a good book, a facial at your favorite spa (or a DIY version at home), or a run at your local park.
Take “Me Time” to slow down, relax, restore and recharge.
3. Talk positively to yourself. Part of mothering yourself is being kind and building yourself up — not tearing yourself down. Over the next few days, practice talking to yourself in a supportive and nurturing way. If you notice self-doubt or criticism coming up, remind yourself of how amazing you are (because you really are!) and gently brush any negative thoughts aside.
4. Nourish yourself. Just as it’s important to nurture your mind and soul, you’ll also want to nurture your body. So consider cutting out or cutting back on what you deep down know isn’t good for you — and increasing exercise, H2O, and foods that make you feel good.
Whatever plans you have in store this weekend, be sure to take time to mother yourself and be good to Y-O-U.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
Emily and the Savvy Team
Quote du jour
“Caring for your body, mind and spirit is your greatest and grandest responsibility. It’s about listening to the needs of your soul and then honoring them.” — Kristi Ling
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