Taking care of myself can be rather difficult. Both my DH and I work shift work and opposite shifts at that. The shifts go around the clock and 7 days a week.
Makes it difficult to join a league on tues nights (for example). So I have to find other ways.
I know that for me my stressors are the kids - mainly my SDs. (13 and 11).
So because its only one of us at home with the kids at a time, it also makes it difficult to actually leave the house to do things.
Their BPDmom takes the kids on sat nights (but not consistently). So when I'm not working on a sat night (once every 6 weeks) AND she takes the kids, then I make plans.
In the meantime, I take an extra long shower in the morning. I really take my time just standing under the steamy water.
After the kids go to bed, I might sit outside and have a cup of tea on the porch and listen to the crickets.
If I can even get 15 mins (between dring to lessons and pick up) then I'll cruise down to the river and sit and listen to the waves.
I try to get a pedicure once a month.
I ask my DH to rub my feet if we happen to be home together.
I treat myself to the expensive coffee shop once in a while.
I love crafts and scrapbooking and sewing. So I will sit and plan a scrapbook page after kids go to bed.
I set up my crafts in the laundry room
so I can go down there and tell the kids I'm putting in laundry. And I can sit at my crafts table while I wait for the load to finish.
Lunch time at work, I sit outside and close my eyes and feel the heat of the sun.
While driving (alone) I crank the music and sing like no ones listening. (ALL the time).
And I always have a book or 3 on the go. Always read before bed.
I splurge on teas. And I always have tea every night.
And sometimes I just curl up on the couch and do NOTHING. Every once in a while I will just watch movies all day if the kids are gone. (This doesn't happen very often so when it does, I take full advantage! POPCORN BABY!)