It’s the end of the summer holidays and the kids are going back to school. Maybe they’re going for the first time (like my one of nephews), or maybe it’s a year of big exams, but for most parents, it’s back to more of a routine. Maybe this year, you can put a little “me time” into that routine?
Being a little selfish every now and then is something parents should relish, after all, most of your time and effort is normally spent on others! And it’s even easier to focus on now you’re not having to rack your brains of activities to keep the kids occupied all day.
Here are a few ways to treat yourself:
1. Do some exercise
You probably worry about your kid’s health enough – what about yours? Exercise is one of the best ways to look after yourself. It could be a sociable event, like an exercise class with friends, or getting a little bit of peace and quiet on a run. Whatever your choice, do something you enjoy so you’re likely to do it more often and reap the health rewards.
2. Spend some money on yourself
It could be something small like a new pair of socks (because I get my patients to take their shoes off for a session, I know that everyone gets holes in their socks now and then) or maybe a little more extravagant such as a day at Eden Hall Day Spa. Whatever it is, spending a little money on you and you only is a good thing to do once in a while.
3. Have a massage
Chiropractic care can help keep your joints and muscles working well, but what if those tired muscles need a little extra TLC? A massage from either Adjust Massage in Lady Bay or Lucy Smith Sports Massage in Southwell could help release those tight shoulders or even help you recover from your runs quicker.
4. Set aside some quiet time
As suggested earlier with a run, some quiet time can be good for your mind. Most parents brains are going a mile a minute, and giving it a break can work wonders. It could be just 10 minutes a day of mindfulness or meditation, or a break from the real world with a good book.
If now’s the time to look after yourself with Chiropractic, give me a call or send me a message to arrange a session.
Doctor of Chiropractic