If you have noticed, I have not posted much over the last few weeks. I have been suffering from burnout and depression. I have put my family before myself, as I should, but at the expense of myself. After Skyler fell and fractured her knee, my mom’s health failing, and trying to home school Rhyan, I have not had any opportunity to care for myself or my relationship with James.
How do I know that I have suffered from burnout and depression? I look at myself and I can see it. I look tired all the time, I have not had any desire to write lately, my creativity has taken a hit, and so much more. I know realize that I also have gained a lot of weight.
Coloring My Hair Is A Favorite Self-care Activity
I Love coloring my hair. Its been a long time since I took the time to really care for myself, and since my hair is getting longer, I thought it was time to color my hair since it was so healthy now and could take a little damage. Not going to lie, I used a box die.
So If you haven’t seen my latest selfie on Instagram, can you guess what color I chose?
A deep dark red, or accounding to the box, Red Velvet!
I have always had reddish hair since turning 20. Only the last year or so have I forgone the red tones for my natural hair. Coloring my hair helped me feel good about myself again, but also helped me see something else that has happened.
I need To Drop The weight
Looking at my fair videos, and heck even looking in the mirror, I have noticed that I have gained weight. Earlier this year I said I was going to join weight watchers, but I didn’t keep up with either my exerciser routine nor my diet. I am Starting my 7-Day Free Trial with the Jillian Michaels personalized fitness app. I need to do something.
So taking care of your body, both physical and physiological, is an important step in continuing to care for your family. I was starting to fail at that. So changing up my hair and starting to take care of my body, is one way to help fight the burnout and depression.
Another thing, I am starting to use essential oils at home. I picked up a kit at walmart and I am loving the Harmony oil blend. We also use breath easy in the living room. As I learn more about oils, you may find a few more things about it on her.
Taking time for myself is also something that I have started to do. I love my romance books, and have started to listen more to audible books. Even if its just a few minutes a day, I enjoy that.