Make it a Priority. The most significant self-care tip is,... to perform self-care. It is absolutely crucial that you commit to taking care yourself. Decide that you are important enough to deserve to be treated well. Recognize that your family deserves for you to be well-rested, balanced, and healthy. Accept that only you can do this, and you are damn-well going to do it.
Plan Ahead. If you leave your own well-being to chance, it just isn't going to happen. You might think of ideas after the fact or you might not give it another thought. Either way, you will not be doing healthy things for yourself. Take a few minutes to plan ahead a couple of ways that you are going to indulge in self-care in the next few days.
Have a List. Have a few ideas at the ready so that if you find you have 10 minutes or an hour free (it could happen, lol), you have some easy options just ready to apply. A few easy ones: light a candle or incense, keep a book of poetry in your purse and read while in line, hide really nice cookies up high in the cupboard and enjoy a couple with a cup of tea.
Use What you Already Do. We have so many chores and errands and duties that we are already committed to performing. If we can incorporate some self-indulgence into these tasks, it won't cost us any extra time and we'll come away from the experience feeling refreshed. Here are some suggestions:
Having tea? Have it in a fabulous china tea cup.
Getting groceries? Pick up fresh flowers to bring home.
Waiting in line? Read some poetry you keep in your purse.
Cleaning the house? Blast some super fun music.
By putting a small effort into planning to take better care of yourself, you'll be surprised at how easy it is to fit things into your schedule.