Self Care for Mom
As moms, we often feel a little overexerted. Sometimes we're physically tired, but so many more times we're overwhelmed mentally.
Sometimes after a sleepless night, we wake up early and begin our day as other members of the family are peacefully sleeping. We take on the forgotten or less desired tasks of our family. We still manage to accomplish feeding our families, laundry, dishes, cleaning the house, getting kids to doctor appointments, running errands, managing finanaces, educating our kids, involving our kids in a religious community, making time for play dates, taking kids to extra curriculars, finding time with our spouse, finding time for our friends and families, and the list goes on.
Being a mom is a balancing act.
How many mental lists can we even keep intact? Until one small thing falls from our balancing act, we don't realize the weight of it all.
We're so worried about making it all perfect that we forget about taking care of ourselves. Sometimes, we don't even think we're worthy enough to do something nice for ourselves.
Every mom should find at least a little time for herself every day.
Here are 10 things you can do for yourself today:
1. Take a bubble bath with epsom salt and lavender essential oil.
2. Go for a run.
3. Pick up an old hobby.
4. Write in a journal.
5. Make a playlist of relaxing or motivational music.
6. Get your 8 hours of sleep or more.
7. Take a 20 minute nap.
8. Meditate or do yoga.
9. Drink plenty of water.
10. Divide the chores and tasks with your family. And set your standards lower.
So many moms will say, "I don't have time for myself." But, guess what? If you clean your house in all your free time, will it stay clean? If you're busy all day long, will that make you better?
Momma, you're more important than the never-ending list of things to do!