CHEYENNE, Wyo - Usually the thing parents are most bad at is taking care of themselves. Self-care is important because by taking care of ourselves it allows us to continue giving our kids the care and attention they need.
Cheyenne Youth Alternatives sent us some steps to follow to make sure you are taking care of yourself.
Focus on physical needs
-Make sure you’re giving yourself enough time to eat, sleep, and relax. If possible, try giving yourself enough time to get some physical activity in.
Don't forget your emotional needs
-Talk with your partner or someone you trust about your feelings and frustrations. Remember that it’s okay to rely on others for emotional support.
And last but certainly not least work on social needs.
-Plan a night out with friends or co-workers to give yourself time away from your kids. Letting yourself have your own life outside of being a parent is important.