Self-Care is NOT Selfish: 31 Easy and (Mostly) Free Ideas for YOU!

MOMS! It is time to take care of YOU. 

I have learned, over the years, that I am important. Because I exist. Additionally, the only way I can truly give to others is by first giving to myself. I get to make myself a priority. I am allowed to care for myself. Practicing self-care models so many positive qualities I want my children to inherit: confidence, pride, worth, empathy, respect, and boundaries, to name a few. 

Self-care doesn’t have to look pretty or cost money. Take some time to think about the things you love. What is it that makes you feel wonderful? Happy? Fulfilled? Cared for? 

31 Ways to Practice Self-Care
I encourage you to make the time each and every day to do one thing that cares for YOU. You are worth that. 

I’d love to hear from you! Which way is your favorite way to practice self-care?


Dawn lives life to play! Wife to Bryan and mother of four (ages 17, 14, 12, and 8,) she finds what she most enjoys and does it. Bryan tells people she hates a blank calendar; Dawn says she loves a colorful one. With a BA in Theatre and a certificate in Performing Arts Entrepreneurship from the University of Iowa, Dawn has successfully run two business and volunteered on numerous community theatre Boards of Directors. She currently colors in her calendar with Youngevity confidence consultation appointments, Chamber Singers of Iowa City board meetings, strength training and kickboxing at NLXF-NL, managing the office at BerganKDV, and setting as many dates with friends as she can. Dawn is passionate about respect and intentional choices. She loves coffee with cream, a good wheat beer, seeing someone discover something for the first time, and listening to audio books while driving.


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