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Assertiveness is Self Care

Assertiveness is Self Care


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Assertiveness is self care. Sometimes we have to kindly demand (to ourselves and others) that we will take care of our needs. During the holidays and really any time of year, this includes moving your body and getting your heart pumping.

This workout is a quickie that will leave you feeling fabulous! Do it today!

and this workout will just be about 15 minutes of your day and will give you at least more than an hour back in improved energy, probably more.

Asking those we love for what we truly want is not always easy. But assertiveness is key for positive mental health.

Make some time for you today and try this quickie workout to get your body moving and feeling fabulous!

Here are some ways in which you can ensure that you make a priority for your own needs by practicing assertiveness…

Three DON’Ts:

  1. Don’t feel guilty for asking to have 30 minutes to yourself. Let go of all guilt and put your needs higher up the ranks of the “very important things to take care of today” list.
  2. Don’t assume that your partner is less capable that you at taking care of your children. They just do it differently, and micromanaging often turns into a disaster.
  3. Don’t feel like taking time for yourself is any less important than cleaning, laundry, taking care of your babes or anything else. Realize that a little YOU time in the day for self care activities like meditation, stretching, quiet time, a nap, exercising or a bath are an integral component of being a truly happy, present parent.

Three DO’s:

  1. Do plan things in advance – so that your partner and kids know what is coming, springing things on people is not always the best, and will be more welcomed if planned sooner.
  2. Do make it a regular thing, so everyone can know, oh it’s that time of day for Mom again – Mom time! All parties involved like routine and when they know what to expect.
  3. Do stick to it like it is an appointment with a specialist you have been waiting months for….you have been waiting months for some guilt free you time right?! Just do it!!

I guarantee you if it feels uncomfortable to do any of the above, that just means you need more of it.

Let us know how it goes for you! Please report to us in the FitMama Facebook Group how your mindful self care routine is going!

Hugs,

Love Jen

 


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