Wellness Wednesday: How to Rock Self-Care, Even if You Have Zero Time by Lisa Latimer

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The Problem Within the Solution

Are you tired of being told you have to add x,y, and z, to your crammed schedule, in the name of self-care?  You already don’t have time to breathe, (a huge reason why you need the damn self-care to begin with).  Now your’e being told to up the crazy, in the name of self- care?  Riddle me that!  There is a way of rocking your self-care like a ninja, so that it seamlessly weaves itself into your every day activities, (without having to cancel, switch, or pencil anything extra in).  With this self-care trick I’m sharing with you, you can rock self-care, even if you have zero time.

How to Rock Self-Care, Even if You Have Zero Time

Wellness Wednesday: How to Rock Self-Care, Even if You Have Zero Time by Lisa Latimer
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Bath Bombs, Pedicures and Massages, Oh my!

Long baths with glittery, scented bath bombs, fizzing slowly, to release a beautiful fragrance.  A pedicure with gentle, yet forceful kneading and exfoliating.  Massage with warm essential oils, and smooth hot stones.  Can’t you just slide right out of your chair thinking about all this luxurious pampering?  But there’s just one problem.  You may not have the time or money to indulge in these types of activities.  Even more affordable activities, like reading a book, or taking yourself to a movie, can become a burden.

Wellness Wednesday: How to Rock Self-Care, Even if You Have Zero Time by Lisa Latimer
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When I decided to give self-care advice an honest go, it went something like this.  As I sink into a hot tub and enjoy my little toiletries, my “to do” list runs frantic laps through my mind.  Rather than feeling relaxed, I begin to feel restless and even a bit resentful of the bath I’m supposed to be blissfully intoxicated by.  When I squeezed in the pedicure and massage, my appointments ran behind leaving me anxious, (although I quickly forgot about it five minutes into my massage).

Here’s the real kicker.  Within the first hour of being back home with the kids, and the dizzying list of “to do’s”, (including homework, cooking, catering to, refereeing, bathing, and my own work), the tension slams right back into me.

About the Author:

Wellness Wednesday: How to Rock Self-Care, Even if You Have Zero Time by Lisa Latimer

Self-Awareness has been a subject that deeply resonates with Lisa.  Overcoming toxic relationships, low self-esteem, and crippling fear of failure, Lisa came to realize the necessity of self-awareness,  in creating a fulfilling life.  She believes we must get real about what fulfillment looks and feels like to us, ( along with our strengths and weaknesses), so that we can live aligned with out best self.

Lisa’s Mission

Lisa believes that turning popular perspectives upside down, and being unapologetically honest, is the best way to become more self-aware.  Her goal with her writing, interviews, and guest posts, is to offer you honest, fresh perspectives; contributing to your self-awareness. 

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Website: www.lisalatimer.com

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What are your tips for self-care with zero time? Comment your tips and tricks!

Hello, I’m Thuy of honeybunnytwee. I write a Wellness Wednesday guest bloggers series. Send me an article or link to a blog post about health and wellness, self-care, fitness, or mental health at [email protected]. Upon review, You’ll have a chance to be featured if you’re a good fit! I’m always looking for more Wellness Wednesday submissions.

16 thoughts on “Wellness Wednesday: How to Rock Self-Care, Even if You Have Zero Time by Lisa Latimer

  1. Wow, your amazing bath routine sounds heavenly! I haven’t had time to take a bath in like, 7 years? Not since I started fostering and adopting kids. I can’t even go to the bathroom alone! I think my self-care consists of the 30 seconds I have after I have strapped all kids in their carseats and shut their doors. I slowly walk around to the driver’s side and relish the silence. lol

  2. I am such a huge fan of self care (who isn’t right?!) but I agree it definitely is difficult to fit time for self care into a busy schedule! I will check out this link!

  3. Time seems to evaporate, right? It’s so important to carve time into our busy schedules for self care. It’s a necessity that we should start prioritizing.

  4. We all need more time to ourselves and self care is sooooo important! I always tell myself and my friends take a day to yourself! Sometime you must say no to people. Great post, Lisa!

  5. Self awareness is the key to self regulation which is so very important for our well being. To me self care is the key to happiness as we all need to pamper ourselves and our body.

  6. It took me years…till about the age of 45 to figure out what self-care was and how important it is to a fulfilling life! We take care of everyone besides ourselves most days! Now I do it all…everything you mentioned above and then some!

  7. It is so hard to practice self care sometimes! But even just a gentle reminder to yourself that you are doing all you can, can be excellent self care.

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