At some level, we all realize how important it is to take care of yourself. We know we should eat a healthy diet, exercise, take care of our house, and take care of our vehicle. Our bodies are healthier if we live in a clean environment and we are safer if our vehicle is in good repair. If you hate dusting as much as I do, don't forget to have someone clean your ductwork every other year. It cuts down on that heinous chore:)
One area that frequently gets neglected is our mental health. Women who are battling infertility can get so focused on IF that mental health breaks fall by the wayside. And, women with children who are trying to be SuperMom also forget to take those much needed breaks to take care of their peace of mind. To all my IF sisters...stop and watch a chick flick with a friend, eat something decadent and maybe not so good for you, do anything except count days and talk meds. If you try to do this once a week or once every other week, it makes the battle against IF so much easier to deal with. And all you SuperMoms out there...don't just shut the bathroom door, lock it too; read a book and let that load of laundry wait; leave the kids with your hubby or a friend and escape for a little while. You need your me time too (and CHRISTA...this means you!).
What are your favorite mental health breaks? Do you have any tricks or tips to help take care of the house or the car? Share them with us please!