Part 2: Everyday Self -Care for moms
The thing about being a mom is that you never really get a break.
Someone (or something) always needs something from you and moms often feel drained and pulled in several different directions.
When you’re a mom, you’re so busy focusing on the needs and activities of the family and household, that it can become a challenge to find a few minutes a day to yourself. Heck, we don’t even get to pee alone!
We must find a couple of minutes everyday to do very little things that actually add up to great benefits.
In Part 2 of this series, we’ll cover some of the things that I make sure happen on a daily basis.
- Get your mind right. Personal development is so important to your well-being. Sadly, most people never learn this lesson. In the morning before you jump out of bed, while driving, or in the shower, pop some headphones in and listen to a quick motivational podcast. It can be religious or spiritual or just something motivational and empowering. Jen Sincero has a great podcast that you can find here.
- Work to fuel your body. Proper hydration and nutriton is essential to having energy to survive the day and feeling well. Plan ahead to make sure you don’t have to grab something junky and pay the price of fueling your body with processed garbage. You don’t have time for feeling sluggish! We have kids to chase after! Stay hydrated by aiming for 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water per day. Water is so underrated. If you can’t get it all in, try drinkng it room temperature. You’re welcome. Game changer.
- Ask for help. Even moms need help sometimes. Ask a neighbor, older sibling, spouse or parent for 10 minutes of down time, even if it’s just to take a bath.
- Exercise. Even a brisk walk, pushing a stroller, or riding bikes with the kids will benefit your mood-and theirs! Not to mention the vitamin D exposure. I personally strive for a good workout 5-6 days a week. It helps me think, I feel stronger and I’m less grumpy if I can get a good workout in. It’s such great stress relief, both mentally and physically.
- Try relaxation techniques or meditation. This is one of my favorites. You can do a quick 10-minute meditation and deep breathing exercise to just calm your mind and let go of some tension. It works!
Later in the series, I’ll share some of my favorite tools to help you get the self-care you deserve! Stay tuned!