twitter facebook stumble upon rss

Take Better Care of Yourself: Here's How

sign up for the momlogic newsletter Tweet This
Lara Shriftman: My friend Colette Baron-Reid, an internationally renowned intuitive counselor, radio personality, speaker, and seminar leader, wrote these tips on how to get in tune with a mother's intuition. She shared them with me, and now I'd like to share them with you.

Intuition is a gift that we all have, but that speaks to women with the most clarity when your kids are small. That said, most moms forget that as keenly honed as your intuition is when it comes to your kids, it can be equally as accurate and useful for yourself. As your intuition links to their care, it can also link to your self-care!

Here are 5 tips for intuitive time-outs and self-care moments:

5 Tips for Intuitive Time-Outs and Self-Care Moments

Take a Bubble Bath

Even if you're only in it for 10 minutes, imagine your children in a pink bubble of protection surrounded by their guardian angels.

Immerse yourself in the bubble bath and allow your mind to focus only on counting the bubbles you see.

Wash Dishes

Water is the element of intuitive guidance. When washing dishes, behave as though you're taking a bubble bath: allow your thoughts to focus on the water, the sound of it, the splashing noises. You will be surprised at how calm you end up feeling!


As your child needs to eat, so do you. Chances are, a lot of your anxiety is related to you neglecting your proper nutrition. So when you do eat, chew very, very slowly, counting each one, allowing your senses to be immersed in the taste, if only for 5 minutes.

Give Yourself Permission To Be Perfectly Imperfect

Your self-care must come even before laundry. If you can take your bubble bath now, do it. The laundry can be done at night.

Don't Run On Automatic!

Do different things every day. When you go to the grocery store, walk down different aisles than you normally would. Walk/drive down a different street. This keeps you free from terminal sameness, and will help you be aware of yourself and your needs. Then, you can be the best YOU for your family!

next: Labor Day Beer Pairing
17 comments so far | Post a comment now
Bubbles June 9, 2010, 11:07 AM

Who knew a 10 minute bubblebath could be so relaxing? I try to now incorporate a bubblebath into my schedule three times a week now. Thanks!

Anonymous June 20, 2010, 7:41 PM

Thank you so much for these helpful suggestions! Especially to watch for “running on automatic.” I catch myself doing that way too much and I know it is not healthy.

Fashion Design October 12, 2010, 1:35 PM

Hello from the fashion business, I really value the you’ve completed in this write-up, it was a excellent read.

Johnathon Hafeman January 24, 2011, 6:53 AM

well said, properly written

fizywelko January 26, 2011, 5:31 AM

The situation is graphic in rattling a opportune behavior and it entails umpteen utilizable assemblage for me. I am paradisiacal to exploit your eminent way of work the billet. Now you modify it unproblematic for me to translate and oblige the conception. Impart you for the line.
short love stories

Nike Air Structure Triax 91 March 24, 2011, 10:09 PM

I’m uncommonly tickled to I initiate this post. Thank you with a view sharing us trim info.

Judith O. Howard March 25, 2011, 7:53 AM


Nike Air Max 91 March 25, 2011, 8:48 PM

I request more people would make a note sites like this that are in actuality accommodating to read. With all the fluff floating roughly on the web, it is rare to look over a site like yours instead.

Wholesale Handbags March 26, 2011, 10:43 PM

Reading by means of your enjoyable despatch, inclination abet me to do so sometimes.

Femme Nike Air Max BW March 30, 2011, 10:43 PM

I resolution forthwith grab your rss fodder to mainstay abreast of any updates. Wholesome exert oneself and much outcome in your issue efforts!

Raymond R. Griffin March 31, 2011, 4:07 AM


Wholesale Gucci Sunglasses March 31, 2011, 10:48 PM

I definitely loved reading your post. Thanks!A field stingy to my nub cheers, do you acquire a RSS food ?

Femme Air Max Skyline April 2, 2011, 2:46 AM

I am least established they command deliver assign to a destiny of additional accessories here than anybody else!

Jordan Fusion 9 April 3, 2011, 12:20 PM

hey, this muscle be smidgin offtopic, but i am hosting my locality on hostgator and they determination postpone my hosting in 4days, so i would like to ask you which hosting do you purpose or recommend?

Wholesale Polo Handbags April 6, 2011, 11:10 PM

Hello can I quote some of the news from this record if I provide a tie-in backwards to your site?

Air Jordan 9 April 8, 2011, 7:12 AM

Thanksgiving owing to you for creating valuable intelligence fro the issue.

Elisabeth O. Bowers April 8, 2011, 5:15 PM


Back to top >>