September Is Self-Care Awareness Month: Why Not Schedule a Moms Day Off?


September is National Self-Care Awareness Month. And no one deserves more rest and relaxation than YOU! This is a month that reminds us to make some time for ourselves so that we can reset. The lingering pandemic has made things more emotionally draining thus making self-care even more important now more than ever.

Being a caregiver is a tough job, and moms do it every single day. From caring for our children to caring for our spouses and loved ones, we do it all. We’re natural caretakers. We often put the needs of others before our own, and sometimes, some of us are pouring from an empty cup.

“Every one of us needs to show how much we care for each other and, in the process, care for ourselves.” – Diana, Princess of Wales

Self-care is essential in helping us to refocus on what’s important so we can give our best to the people we love the most.

“Self-care is giving the world the best of you, instead of what’s left of you.”

-Katie Reed

Here are some simple ways to practice self-care this month

1. Schedule a “moms day off” and be intentional about enjoying yourself

This can be as simple as doing nothing, going for a walk, sitting on the patio enjoying a cup of coffee, or simply watching a movie.

2. Focus on your progress

We all have goals that we’d like to accomplish, but sometimes it doesn’t happen within our timeline. So why not focus on the progress you’ve made?

3. Be good to yourself

No one is perfect no matter what Facebook tries to tell us. Write down a few self-affirmations and say them to yourself the next time you walk past a mirror in your house.

4. Take care of your body

Exercise a few minutes per day, whether that’s dancing, going to the gym or taking that walk.

If you want daily self-care ideas, here is a sample calendar of activities for each day this month.



“Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.”

– Oprah Winfrey


What are some of your favorite R&R activities?

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Tania was born in West Palm Beach, Florida but was raised by her paternal grandparents in a rural village in Nigeria. Tania and her sister returned to Florida when she was 13. She moved to Columbia in 2014 to support her sister who at the time was stationed at Ft. Jackson as a Drill Sergeant and was a new mom. She met her husband Roger who is a local pharmacist and a small business owner in 2015 and found a reason to stay in Columbia. She is mom to Darniel (14), Elton (4), and auntie to Jaylon (7). Tania has a passion for helping people understand their current financial picture so they can live better now while planning for their future. After years of working for some of the big investment firms she decided to take a leap of faith to start her own financial planning and wealth management firm; she’s the founder of TF Wealth Advisors. She loves to read. When she’s not reading the latest economic news, you can find her reading a romance novel or a memoir. Tania and her family enjoy the outdoors and mini-vacations.


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