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  • Reply Beth January 13, 2020 at 12:16 pm

    Thanks for all the information. Very helpful – even for just stay at home moms which is really a Busy Work At Home Mom I guess as well. Will be passing this information on. Thanks.

    • Reply TONYA January 13, 2020 at 2:08 pm

      Thanks, Beth! Stay-at-home moms are definitely busy and need to take time to re-charge, as well. 🙂

  • Reply Lora Rovegna January 13, 2020 at 4:03 pm

    This is all such good information. Self-care is so important. I love the idea of making your spaces look how you want them to. I’m working on making a lovely work space for myself now.

  • Reply vanessa January 13, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    Great tips Tonya.
    I especially love the one about getting out of the house. The fresh air alone is a game changer for me.

    • Reply TONYA January 14, 2020 at 1:01 pm

      It’s so hard, now that we’re in the middle of a Minnesota winter. But even if I don’t have any outings planned for the day, running out to the mailbox and breathing in the crisp air feels amazing.

  • Reply Holly January 13, 2020 at 5:59 pm

    Great post! Taking time for self-care and focusing on the positive things in my life ate so important! Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this!

  • Reply Lisa Manderino January 13, 2020 at 9:24 pm

    Great Tips! They are really needed! So much to balance!

  • Reply Jennifer January 14, 2020 at 3:22 am

    Thanks for sharing some great ideas

  • Reply Cindy January 14, 2020 at 7:51 am

    Self-Care is important for everyone and your message applies across the board-we cannot take care of others until we have taken care of ourselves.

    • Reply TONYA January 14, 2020 at 1:00 pm

      Yes, exactly. 🙂

  • Reply Sydney Delong January 14, 2020 at 9:54 am

    Great ideas! I just started getting my groceries delivered- game changer!!

    • Reply TONYA January 14, 2020 at 1:00 pm

      Isn’t it great?! Grocery delivery saves sooo much time.

  • Reply Angela January 14, 2020 at 12:25 pm

    Getting out of the house & meal planning really helps me. I will try some of your other ideas

  • Reply Malia January 14, 2020 at 12:47 pm

    I think the boundaries part is what I struggled with the most. Sticking to working hours and not working when I’m “off the clock” is what I am going to focus on!

    • Reply TONYA January 14, 2020 at 12:59 pm

      It’s a huge struggle here, too!

  • Reply heather jandrue January 14, 2020 at 5:49 pm

    Great tips for all working moms. Self-care is essential for keeping us at our best.

  • Reply Beth January 14, 2020 at 9:27 pm

    I love #8 Love your space. I am going to create a space I love out of my paper-piled desk. That such a different energy from digging it out from under. Thanks.

  • Reply Katherine Wolfe January 14, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    Very important concept, thanks for the post! I’m just focused on the first one for now but it’s working well for me so far.

    • Reply TONYA January 15, 2020 at 11:41 am

      That’s the most important one! I’m glad it’s working for you.

  • Reply Tricia Snow January 14, 2020 at 10:36 pm

    This is great info! Keeping my mindset straight is the most important for me!

  • Reply Shirley January 14, 2020 at 10:49 pm

    Great tip! I can use them as a grandma watching my grandkids. Getting out of the house is what I need to work on. After having the little ones all day I seem to just want to take residence on the couch after they leave. lol I do agree that mind set is very important.

    • Reply TONYA January 15, 2020 at 11:40 am

      I don’t blame you! It’s exhausting, even if the kids leave at the end of the day.

  • Reply Melissa Jones January 14, 2020 at 11:14 pm

    Great tips! I know most of us can use more self-care!

  • Reply Christina Furnival January 14, 2020 at 11:28 pm

    Great tips. It can be so hard to be a full time mom and a work from home mom!

  • Reply Robin Frields January 15, 2020 at 8:39 am

    I’ve always been a huge advocate for self-care. I always thought it made me selfish, but I need to get rid of that guilt because it is healthy!

    • Reply TONYA January 15, 2020 at 11:37 am

      It’s so hard to not feel guilty for doing things that make us healthy/happy, but I think there’s a big difference between being selfish and taking care of ourselves. 🙂

  • Reply Trisha January 15, 2020 at 2:33 pm

    This is such a great reminder for anyone who works from home. My biggest challenge is allocating time for each thing and NOT letting it run over.

    • Reply TONYA January 15, 2020 at 3:07 pm

      It’s SO hard to stop when you really get into whatever it is you’re working on. I struggle with this a lot!

  • Reply Tara January 15, 2020 at 5:06 pm

    I love this! I work from home while raising my kids and it can be tough to set boundaries. This is a great reminder why those boundaries are so important!

  • Reply Jane January 15, 2020 at 10:23 pm

    Great reminder not only for work at home moms. I’m a big proponent for self-care and finding time to take care of yourself is paramount.

  • Reply Charlene January 16, 2020 at 12:16 pm

    Self-care can be so hard to invest in but it’s so important. Something I need to focus on more often.

  • Reply Stacey Billingsley January 16, 2020 at 7:18 pm

    Great ideas! I’m a teacher, and I have a family. With extra-curriculars and everything else, it’s hard to find a balance. Sometimes I just have to stop whatever work tasks I’m doing and call it day, although I don’t always have that opportunity if I have to be somewhere. I like the way you suggested to care for ourselves even when we can’t stop what we’re doing. I may go make a hot chocolate right now!

    • Reply TONYA January 17, 2020 at 10:59 am

      I like that idea!

  • Reply Robin @ Reinventing Robin January 17, 2020 at 1:48 pm

    Wonderful advice! I really hadn’t thought of doing some self-care while working- we just got a leg massager, so I will certainly take advantage of that! Thanks!

  • Reply Michele January 18, 2020 at 8:18 pm

    I really need to work on all of the above! I’m guilty of all of the wrong things to do. Great share.

  • Reply T.M. Brown January 19, 2020 at 8:44 pm

    Ah – self-care….not my strong point. LOL. Great list of things to keep in mind!!!!

  • Reply Brianna January 19, 2020 at 11:26 pm

    Thank you for these tips! I work at home, and luckily my mom watches my kids so I can get it done. I think it is important to balance family and work and to take care of yourself along the way. Thank you for this post

  • Reply Cindy January 19, 2020 at 11:40 pm

    These are great suggestions. Self care is so important. We can’t care for anyone else if we feel empty or overwhelmed.

  • Reply Lisa January 22, 2020 at 3:16 pm

    great list! I agree with getting out of the house.

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