Monday, October 22, 2018

My 3 in 30 Challenge

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Over the weekend I shared about the My 3 in 30 challenge that Rachel Nielson gave on her podcast recently. Her podcast is a podcast for moms who want to find more meaning in motherhood. She shares 3 tips for motherhood in 30 minutes each week. And I've said this before but I will say again that this is my favorite self-help podcast that I listen to because I honestly go away from the podcast feeling better and feeling more hopeful in my parenting than any other podcast I've listened to.

I shared my 3 takeaways on Instagram a few days ago, but I wanted to share about them again here for those of you who didn't get a chance to listen to it.

I had a little bit of a hard time trying to decide what I wanted to do my takeaways on because I had a few different ideas. But I settled on sharing 3 takeaways for self-care.  I think there are a lot us who take care of so many other things that we forget that it's important (probably one of the most important things) to take care of ourselves. Me, for example. I usually write my Monday posts on Friday...I'm writing this post on Sunday night after an exhausting day of kids and church and responsibilities. I feel so tired but remembered that I needed to get a post ready for Monday.  This weekend was a busy one, and I didn't get much self-care time. That being said, part of my self-care time is blogging so I'm doing it now :).

So here are my 3 takeaways:

1. Do one thing every single day to refill your tank. It can be anything that you enjoy. For me, it's usually running or reading. Sometimes it's just taking a little longer shower than normal. If you find one thing that you love and can fit into your day, you will feel much more taken care of and ready to tackle the other things.

2. Prioritize. This goes two ways. You need to prioritize your to-do list so that you have time to do things for yourself. But you also need to make sure to make you're you-time a priority. It is a priority. You can't take care of everyone else all the time if you're not taking care of yourself.  This might mean making your you-time first thing in the morning before anyone wakes up or it might mean letting your kids watch an extra show during the day so you can have a few minutes to yourself. And that's ok.

3. Live a healthy lifestyle. There are a lot of different health fads out there, I'm not an expert. But I try to make sure that, as far as nutrition goes, I eat mostly good foods and allow myself some indulgences. Ice cream, brownies, cookies, chocolate...they aren't bad things. Just make sure it's not the majority of what you eat.

Exercise regularly. There is a lot of proof out there to tell you that exercise makes you happier and feel better. Find what you enjoy the most and do it often. You'll feel better right away but the endorphins just get better.

If you're looking for an awesome podcast--even if you're not a parent right now, you should check out 3 in 30!

What are your 3 takeaways to taking care of yourself?

What is your favorite you-time activity?

1 comment:

  1. OMG!! Thank you so much!! I'll email right away ��