Mom LIfe, Self-Care

Ultimate List of Online Boredom Busters (Over 50 links!)

People are sharing great links everywhere to online boredom buster activities. Online classes, virtual tours, free showings, e-books, and so much more. It's really very impressive all that is available. Since it is being shared mostly one link at a time over multiple platforms, I decided to make an ultimate list of sorts to share. So, here are all the resources I've been seeing offered online. {Edited to add over 19 new links!} Kid Focused Resources I'm sure most of these could be enjoyed by all ages, but if you are specifically
Self-Acceptance, Self-Care

Challenging Myself (and You) to Not Give a Shit

Challenging Myself and you to not give a shit
A recent goal in my life has been to "not give a shit" what other people think. In many ways this is easy for me, but there are still some areas this doesn't come natural.I was very caught up in rules as a child, but as an adult I don't do well with being told what to do, or even more so, what not to do. I know what I want done, and I don't really care if anyone else approves. Don't get me wrong, if the rules are
Self-Care

Let’s Scrutinize Our Support System

Let's Scrutinize Our Support System
Self care isn't something only done in isolation. Alone time is nice, and can be healing, but many parts of our self-care requires a support system. Your support system might include any number and variety of people, and it will likely change over time. This is an excellent reason to evaluate your support system regularly by asking yourself these three questions. Who do you have? Make a list of everyone in your life who you can depend on for help in some capacity. This list may contain: family members friends co-workers
Self-Care

7 Electronic Alternatives To A Paper Journal

7 Electronic Alternatives To A Paper Journal
If you like the idea of keeping a journal on the computer or your phone, you have plenty of options. In fact, you are bound to find a perfect match no matter what your preferences. I was amazed at all the electronic alternatives to a paper journal. (Wondering why or how to keep a journal? Check out my post 8 Ways to Use a Journal For Self-Care and Beyond) Electronic Alternatives: 7 Types/100+ Options I've separated the options into seven main categories: on the computer, a private blog, an online journaling site,
Self-Care

Self-Care During High Stress Times

Stress is at an all time high lately. There is so much going on in the world and not a hell of a lot we can do about it immediately. That's why self-care is even more important now. So how do we perform self-care during high stress? I've got 8 suggestions for you below. Sleep I'm not going to rank these, but if I did, I would put sleep first. Getting enough sleep makes a big difference in mental and physical health. You can find sleep hygiene tips in this post.
Self-Care

8 Ways To Use A Journal For Self-Care And Beyond

Journaling is a wonderful way to keep track of your thoughts and memories. Turns out you can use a journal for a lot of other reasons too. I was surprised at just how many. I chose eight of them to share with you here, but there really is no limit to the way you can use a journal. Gratitude A gratitude journal is commonly suggested in self-help and mental health circles. Focusing on gratitude is recommended for anxiety and depression, as a part of a mindfulness practice, and for anyone looking
Body Positivity

HAES And Its Impact On Body Positivity

Health At Every Size And Its Impact On Body Positivity
There are plenty of posts out there criticizing the Health At Every Size (HAES) movement. My problem with most of them is they miss the point of the idea of HAES. What is HAES? You can get the full idea of HAES at https://haescommunity.com, however the basic ideas are The movement celebrates body diversity in an intersectional way by honoring differences in size, age, race, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, religion, class, etc. HAES challenges scientific and cultural assumptions and values body knowledge and people's experiences. HAES encourages compassionate self-care by
Self-Care, Self-Love

6 Ways to Show Love to Yourself During Recovery

6 Ways to Show Love to Yourself During Recovery
Note: I want to thank the writers from the Westwind Recovery blog for guest posting today. I hope you enjoy their informative post on self-love during recovery. Learning to love yourself after dealing with addiction is a slow but critical process that allows you to grow as a person. During treatment, you worked through difficult issues that led to your substance abuse, and you have conquered many painful events from your past. Now, it is time to show yourself a little love for all that hard work, and these six
Self-Care

Whole Self-Care: Are You Guilty Of Neglect?

I've written about the basics of self-care before. (See posts here, and here, and here) I'd like to dig a bit deeper today. Self-care in the media tends to be spas, baths, and face masks. There is much more to it. We need to make sure to care for our whole selves. This means we need to make sure we have our physical, mental, and emotional needs met. Whole self-care can make sure no part is neglected. Neglecting any of these parts will leave you feeling off, drained, or like
Self-Love, Quotes

7 Ways to Overcome Low Self-Esteem

7 Ways to Overcome Low Self-Esteem
Low self-esteem is not something that can be fixed in "10 Easy Steps" or after reading one life changing article. It is a process, but a process you can approach with fairly simple activities. In my previous post on self-esteem, I covered three activities. For today, I've collected seven more ideas on what you can do to overcome low self-esteem. Unsure if you have low self-esteem? This post may be able to answer that question. Self-Esteem Boosting Activities Journal Take time each day to write down any negative thoughts you have. Getting them