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Makeover Your Morning Self-Care Routine in 5 Easy Steps

If you’re anything like me, you may feel like your mornings are kind of stressful and rushed. It’s hard to get up and get ready to go in the mornings, help your husband, take care of the littles. Whatever your morning routine entails, it’s hard work!

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been on a mission to make my mornings different.  I want to learn to take better care of myself so that I can take better care of my family and others.

My time in the mornings is really limited, as I’m sure is the case for you, but I’ve found that I have about 30 minutes of down time between when my husband leaves for work and when my daughter wakes up. I used to use this time for other things, such as cleaning, but I finally decided that it is important to invest some time in self-care.

If you’re ready to makeover your morning self-care routine, take a look at your schedule, carve out 30 minutes just for you, and follow these 5 easy steps.

Dear Fellow Christians: Self-Care Is Not Selfish

I’m not sure how we got to this place, but it seems there’s a pervasive attitude that self-care is inherently selfish. Sinful even.

Especially if you’re a Christian, a woman, and/or a wife and mom.

If you’re a Christian woman who is also a wife and mom, you’re pretty much allowed zero time to yourself without getting judged by others and feeling guilt to the very core of your being.

We’re told to give, give, give. All the time.

Don’t be lazy. Don’t be selfish. Serve others.

Yes, giving is good. Yes, productivity is good. And, yes, serving others is definitely good.

But how are you going to do that if you never take care of yourself?

How do you give when you’re running on empty?