“You are worth the quiet moment. You are worth the deeper breaths and you are worth the time it takes to slow down, be still, and rest.”-Morgan Harper Nichols
Hi Mama, why don’t you take care of you this year? It’s time to make yourself first priority!
I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase ‘you can’t pour from an empty cup’ ; but if you haven’t, it just means that eventually if you give, give, give and continuously do for others, but you aren’t doing things that are good for YOU, to fill up your cup, you will become drained, irritable, disconnected, and burnt out. You are a better mom, and better version of yourself when you take care of your own needs once in awhile. It’s not selfish. Take care of your mind, body, and soul. Because honestly, who’s going to do that for you?
Here are my 5 Self-Care Ideas For Busy Moms!
1. Move your body
Get your body moving every day! You don’t need to spend hours at the gym to see results. I know some busy moms don’t feel like they have the time to fit a workout into their already SO busy schedule. The fitness groups I offer make it easy for the busy mom by offering a wide variety of different workout videos that can all be done at home or anywhere with wi-fi. Most of them are under 20-30 minutes a day & super effective! You can fit it in during nap time, or get your kids involved. They are watching your every move, teach them it’s important to take care of themselves by taking care of YOU. Just make sure to keep it consistent, even if you need to shake up your usual routine every so often.. You could take a daily walk, do a morning stretching routine, dance around your livingroom with your kids, move your body in any way that feels good to you.
2. Stay connected to yourself
It’s pretty easy for us moms to lose ourselves in our day-to-day routines more often than not. One minute it’s Monday, you blink and it’s Friday already. We end up living the same day on repeat, just going through the motions on autopilot. Find something that makes you feel alive or makes you feel like you again. It could be pursuing an old hobby that you used to enjoy or find a new hobby, or learn to meditate. It’s good for the soul to stay connected to our inner-most passions and take time for them. When you feel like you have something for you, and feel like you have your own identity besides being a ‘mom’ , life tends to be more joyful for you and for your kids.
3. Adopt a morning routine
If you know your kids get up at 7am, wake up at 6am to fit in some “me” time before they get up. Make your coffee, wash your face, meditate, write your to-do list. Find a morning routine that works best for you, and stick with it. You deserve that time to yourself. How you start your morning can seriously set the tone for how the rest of the day is going to go, so start it on a positive note!
4. Find a quite place
As a mom myself, I know that finding a minute away from my son is hard. I can usually squeeze in some “me” time while he’s napping though. All you need to do is find a place where you can be still and have a quiet moment to yourself to regroup, refocus in silence. Sometimes you just need it during a busy day.
5. Feed your mind for growth
You can find little ways to feed your mind in all the pockets of your day. We all have those pockets, but we might use them for things that aren’t benefiting our lives or our minds. While you’re driving your kids to school, or making dinner- listen to a podcast that makes you feel inspired and lights a fire under your ass! Practice positive self-talk, read a book, or journal for 5 minutes before bed.
I hope you enjoyed my 5 Self-Care Ideas For Busy Moms and they’re able to help you in some way so you can learn to slow down and take care of yourself. For all that you do, I see you and I’m right there with you! <3 We deserve to take time to ourselves regularly because we have needs too, they don’t go away when you decide to have kids.
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