Self-Care Advocates Share Their Tips!

Self-Care Advocates Share Their Tips!

momAgenda sat down with Self-Care advocates, Lauren ( & Tanee (@Tanee_lynn) to learn more about their tips and tricks to add more self-care into their day! 💗 



 1. Brief Introduction to Who You Are So Our Community Can Know More About You :)

As a stay-at-home mom of four, I've experienced my fair share of stress and overwhelm. For many years, I failed to prioritize my mental health. After reaching a breaking point in 2016, I discovered the importance of taking care of myself. It was then that I began my journey of learning about the connections between stress and our mental well-being. Today, on, I help moms by sharing tips for self-care, productivity, and personal growth.



My name is Tanee’ I am a mom from Nebraska with 2 amazing kiddos. I love creating fun entertaining content.


2.  How do you define self-care?

Self-care, as I define it, is the act of routinely putting my mental health at the top of my priority list.



Taking care of yourself mentally and physically to increase your health and happiness.

3. Why is self-care important to you?

Self-care is all about stress management for me. If I don't make time for myself, I'm not giving my mind the break it needs to process all the thoughts, ideas, and problems I've encountered each day. Because I know what will happen if I neglect myself, self-care is a non-negotiable part of my days. I don't want to return to a place of feeling overwhelmed and burnt out.



I believe self care makes you feel better about yourself, helps you feel less stressed and overall happier.

4. Briefly describe your self-care practice?

My self-care practice currently includes journaling in the morning and before bed; taking some sort of afternoon break (away from social media, email, tv. etc.); and daily yoga (lasting anywhere from 5-60 minutes). My afternoon break can look like taking a nap, reading a book, journaling, spending some time outside, or just sitting in stillness (usually not in any sort of formal meditative posture). While cooking dinner or washing dishes, I sometimes put on noise-canceling headphones and listen to music, a podcast, or I'll watch something I enjoy. Everyday to help wind down for my 10 pm bedtime, I stay off my phone after 7:30 pm (all notifications turned off). And about once a month, I try and treat myself to a one-hour massage (one of my long-time go-to's for helping manage stress).



I like to eat healthy, exercise, and take time to do things I enjoy.


5. What advice do you have for moms who find it hard to find time to dedicate to their self-care?

If you aren't actively thinking about your self-care daily, you're more likely to keep putting yourself on the back burner. This is why I recommend sitting down in the morning and writing down how you'll practice self-care that day. You don't have to create a long list of things. Start with just one. And make it something that won't take too much time. Don't underestimate the value of just 5-10 minutes of self-care each day.



As moms we tend put everyone else before us, we need to make time for us too. You can’t pour from an empty cup. I’m a much better mom when I take time to refill my cup.


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