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Last Updated on July 22, 2021 by karissa ancell
It doesn’t matter what day is and how busy your life may feel. You may want to spend your time loving others but I think that taking care of ourselves is so important. Too often moms are so busy taking care of others that they forget to take care of themselves. That’s why I have put together these self-care ideas for moms that they should really make time for.
There is no reason to feel guilty about taking time to care for yourself when you are a mom. Your kids deserve the best of you and they will only get your best if you take care of you. So find a way to make an hour or two free maybe when the kids are at school, an extra hour to yourself before the kids wake up or when your spouse can take care of the kids and give you a free afternoon.
That’s why I make so many of my organization tips be done so quickly. That way you will have more time in your day to take care of yourself. I also believe in being on a budget so most of these are free or at least low cost. That’s why these important self-care ideas for moms are not only doable but things you need to start doing today.
Why should you make time for Self-care?
Most of the moms that I know are not good at making time for themselves and in my early years of being a mom, I was not good at self-care either. Then after a health scare, I learned the importance of taking care of yourself. I hope that my daughter and nieces will grow up and know the importance of making time for themselves.
That’s why these self-care ideas for moms are especially important because you are the example for your kids. For your daughters, you need to show that self-care is important and for sons, you need to show them that men and women both need time for themselves to be their best
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The best Self-care ideas for moms
1 Taking a long bath (especially if you add some scented salts or oils)
2 reading a good book
3 Going for a walk
4 Writing in a journal
5 Go out for coffee or brunch with a friend
6 watch a comedy (Check out these ones here)
7 paint your nails
8 make a cup of coffee or tea and drink slowly
9 Cook your favorite meal
10 Dance to our favorite music
11 Listen to a podcast (One of my favorite podcasts)
12 Buy some flowers or a new plant
13 Do some yoga or workout
14 Call someone you care about for a chat
15 spend some time doing meditation
16. Make a Vision board ( I am making one for 2021 to try to make it an amazing year)
17. Declutter a space in your home (clutter can increase your stress so get rid of some)
18. Unplug from social media for a little bit if you need the mental break
19. Take a walk outdoors to get not only your body moving and some sunshine and fresh air. This is all good for boosting your mood
20. Take a nap
So starting making the time to take care of you and that will help you to be the best mom you can be. I’d love for you to leave a comment with any of your favorite self-care ideas for moms. that way we can all learn as many ways to take care of ourselves.