If you utter the words self-care to a parent, chances are they’ll smile, nod and have a little laugh to themselves in their head. Raising children and supporting a family is tough and for mothers and fathers alike, self-care priorities often slip.
And while you may think this is for the greater good of raising tiny humans, you’re actually doing them a disservice if you are strung out, stressed and spread too thin.
Looking after yourself supports your mental and physical health, making you more resilient and capable of kicking butt as a parent, day to day. And, before you say “I haven’t got time!”, take a read of the below tips, we promise they won’t take up too much of your time and the benefits are worth it.
Prioritise your health