Summer lovin’: Self-care edition for military spouses

Summer is here, and while it might mean sun, fun, and maybe a PCS (Permanent Change of Station), it’s also the perfect time to focus on self-care. With the kids out of school and the days longer, finding moments for yourself can be a game-changer for your mental and emotional well-being. Here are some simple, effective self-care strategies to help you recharge this summer. Remember, your well-being is a priority and taking care of yourself is a testament to your value and importance.

1. Create your own oasis

Transform a nook of your garden or a corner of your balcony into your personal retreat. A hammock, some fairy lights, and your favorite playlist can turn this space into a sanctuary where worries melt away. It’s not just about the setting; it’s about setting aside time for you. By creating your own oasis, you are taking control of your well-being and empowering yourself to prioritize self-care.

2. Rekindle or kickstart a hobby

Whether it’s painting landscapes, writing poetry, or strumming the guitar, hobbies are not just pastimes—they’re passages to peace. They carve out creative outlets and offer you something invaluable: time with yourself, for yourself. Engaging in a hobby can be a source of inspiration and a way to re-energize, leaving you feeling refreshed and ready to take on the challenges of the day.

3. Walk it out

There’s something magical about a walk at dawn or dusk—the colors, the quiet, the fresh air. Use this time to listen to an inspiring podcast, meditate, or just let your mind wander. It’s not about the miles; it’s about the moments.

4. Escape without leaving

Explore local treasures—a museum, a historic site, or a scenic trail. Sometimes, adventure lies just around the corner, waiting for you to step out and step into a new experience.

5. Unplug to connect

Choose times to turn off the tech and tune into life. Whether it’s during meals, one evening a week, or an hour before bed, disconnecting from screens allows you to reconnect with yourself and those around you.

6. Bonding over coffee

Organize coffee dates with fellow military spouses. Share stories, swap tips, and strengthen bonds. These connections build a support network that feels more like family.

7. Goals revisited

Reflect on what you’ve accomplished so far and what you’re aiming for next. Adjusting your goals to your current reality can reinvigorate your sense of purpose and progress.

8. Insurance check-up

Just as you take time to ensure your car’s engine runs smoothly, it's important to make sure your family’s financial safety net is intact. Please note that while we provide general advice, it's always best to consult a professional for specific insurance needs.

Summer is a perfect time for an insurance tune-up. Visit for tailored insurance options that meet the unique needs of military families, including Home, Renter & Auto.

Self-care isn’t a one-time treat; it’s a treat you deserve every day. This summer, let’s promise to put our well-being on the itinerary. Remember, it’s not selfish to focus on self-care; it’s essential to recharge your batteries and refuel your soul. So, make self-care a priority this summer and every day thereafter.

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