Whether you’re a working mom or a stay at home mom, you are busy. You will always be busy, and it can be extremely overwhelming when you feel like you’re always playing catch up.
There are endless tasks to be done, your family needs your time and attention, the house will always need more cleaning and organizing, cooking and meal planning seems like an impossible task, and guess who is always last on the list?
The truth is, continuing to put ourselves last has a lot of negative consequences. It causes overwhelm, burnout, stress, exhaustion, sometimes depression, anxiety, lack of self-worth, feeling like you’re not enough, the list goes on and on.
Making ourselves a priority & focusing on being the healthiest and happiest version of ourselves is extremely beneficial and empowering.
You will feel confident, work efficiently, enjoy your time with your kids, be a better partner, and live an overall better life!
HERE ARE MY TOP 5 SELF CARE TIPS FOR BUSY MOMS:
1). WAKE UP BEFORE YOUR KIDS
Waking up before your kids will give you some alone time before the day begins. Collect your thoughts, plan out your day, and use this time to have a cup of coffee (or two) in peace!
Check your emails, scroll through social media, whatever makes you happy!
2). GET READY IN THE MORNING
When I do my hair and makeup in the morning, I feel much more put together and overall better about myself. I find that I am more confident, productive, and able to conquer the day!
Check out my post on my 15-minute Full Coverage Makeup Routine for my tips on a full coverage makeup look in under 15 minutes!
3). SHOWER IN THE EVENING
Showering after the little ones have gone to bed gives you that alone time to decompress. Feel free to take a bubble bath, enjoy a glass of wine, do a face mask, go wild! Take this time to wind down and reflect on your day.
This gives you more time in the morning because your shower is done! I blow-dry my hair after my shower as well, eliminating one more task for the following morning.
You will sleep much better when you follow this routine because you will feel more relaxed, organized, and prepared for the day ahead.
4). ENJOY A NIGHT OUT
Whether it’s a date night or girls night out, enjoy a carefree evening with your favorite adults! Let loose and enjoy the freedom! Once a week, once a month, whatever is possible!
As much as I love family outings, there’s something about driving off without any kids that can feel so freeing!
Not having to constantly be thinking about nap schedules, packing snacks, bringing backup outfits and diapers, taming tantrums, NOTHING!
I usually just talk about how strange it feels for the first half hour, then I start missing them and talk about them for the next half hour, then I finally settle in and let loose. (HAHA)
Get those endorphins flowing! Not only does a good workout give you some alone time, but it also makes you feel great afterward!
If you do this on a regular basis, you will have a lot more energy, which will help tremendously with chasing after those little munchkins all day!
It also boosts your confidence when you feel good about yourself, and will encourage a positive and healthy lifestyle.
These 5 tips are simple and practical ways to live a better life and always be the best version of yourself.
Post it at your desk, on your fridge, your mirror, on the wall, in your planner, or even save it as a PDF on your phone and reference it that way as well! Enjoy!