5 Simple Steps to Creating a Self Care Routine

Being a mom is a rewarding but also demanding experience that requires you to be there for your family 24/7. With a to-do list that seems never-ending, it’s easy to forget about taking care of yourself. But as a busy mom, self-care is more important than ever. It helps you recharge and be at your best for your family.

Here are 5 very simple self-care ideas that as a busy mom you can easily incorporate into your daily routine. From quick and easy exercises to setting aside time for self-reflection, these ideas are designed to help you prioritize your well-being, even on the busiest of days. Remember, taking care of yourself is not a luxury, it’s a necessity. So let’s get started!

Set up a cozy space

Creating a cozy, comfortable space is the perfect way to kick off your self-care

Self care day

ritual. Choose a spot in the house that's peaceful and inviting, then set the mood with lighting, scented candles or wax melts, soft blankets and pillows, and whatever else makes you feel at ease. Add something special to your setup like your favourite wine or non-alcoholic beverage & necessary chocolate or mini cheese platter to help make it even more enjoyable!

Once your sacred space is set up, take some time for reflection. Reflect on your year and the accomplishments that you have made; on your relationships and how each person has been a source of strength for you; or on life’s challenges, trusting yourself to make it through with resilience. Give yourself permission to let go of any negative thoughts that come along and recognize how far you have come. Acknowledge the present moment as one of self-care, love, and relaxation.

Pamper yourself

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Taking physical care of yourself in a pampering way makes us feel good. Pampering is a go-to for many people when it comes to their self-care. A small act of indulgence can have the same effect as an extravagant one. Book a blow dry, have a manicure or massage or run yourself a bubble bath with candles and have a long soak.


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Move your body

Exercise for mental health

Get those happy hormones flying around your body with a little gentle exercise. If you love the outdoors, going for a walk in nature is great and the fresh air will do you wonders too. Other forms of exercise like yoga, pilates or running will also make you feel good. Spending quality time with yourself can help you be more mindful and give you the chance to turn inward and connect with yourself on a deeper level. Make sure to choose something that makes you feel relaxed and rejuvenated!

Reach out to your friends

Spending time with friends can be rejuvenating. Pick up the phone and call a friend you haven’t talked to in a while. Meet up in person and go for a walk together or grab a cup of coffee, glass of wine or cocktail. Connecting to others might just provide the spark you’ve been missing.

Lose yourself

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We often feel pressured to be productive all the time. Being busy is a sign of worth and accomplishment. However, it really doesn’t have to be that way. Just kicking back and doing nothing is important to recharging our batteries. Let yourself have some down time to do something frivolous like binge on your favourite Netflix show, take a nap or just sit and pet your fur baby. You deserve it.

Taking care of yourself as a busy mom is essential to maintaining your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Whether it’s a quick exercise, a moment of quiet reflection, or connecting with loved ones, there are many simple self-care practices that you can incorporate into your daily routine. By prioritizing self-care, you can reduce stress, boost your energy levels, and be the best mom you can be. Remember, self-care is not selfish. It’s a vital part of taking care of your family and ensuring that you have the strength and resilience to handle life’s challenges. So don’t be afraid to make self-care a priority and start incorporating these simple self-care ideas into your life today. Your family, and most importantly, yourself, will thank you for it.

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This entry was posted by Sile Murphy in News 


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