As moms, we have trivialized the importance of self-care. Because we allow the demands and mundane tasks of work and everyday life to fill our day, we have made it impossible to have time for anything else.
Yet when we take care of ourselves, we're well-rested, optimistic and at ease. Happy momma, happy baby, and everyone around us benefits.
Some people may think that self-care just about manicures and alone time, but it’s about filling ourselves up. In turn, we can better show up for the people in our lives.
Take a few minutes to think about the things that give you energy, or the things that make you feel relaxed.
Do you want more time to relax and read a book? Late-night cocktails with your bestie? Long baths that smell like lavender? Time to explore your artistic side? Make a self-care bucket list for the week or month.
Jot it down in your calendar like you would any other appointment, or stick a Post-It on the bathroom mirror to remind you. More importantly, make it realistic for your schedule, whether it is 15 minutes or an entire evening of self-care.
To get you going, here is a list of 25 self-care ideas that will help you show yourself some love:
To conclude, the most important part of self-care is that you do something that makes you happy. It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks.
Incorporate elements of self-care into your days, weeks and months, and you’ll be one happy momma!