Putting yourself last, I feel like that’s a mom mantra.
We are so busy taking care of our little ones that by the end of the day we barley have enough energy to make it under the covers. Which I know, because I am guilty of it myself.
Being a first time mom, I find myself trying to pack a million tasks into one day. Instead of sitting down and enjoying a simple hot cup of coffee during nap time I am running around switching out laundry, folding laundry.
Seriously though who else hates laundry!? By far a moms worst nightmare.
Vacuuming, picking up toys, emptying the dishwasher…
It’s like there is not enough hours in the day for some me-time and sometimes there really isn’t.
Trust me mama’s, you are not alone in this.
The thing is though, self-care isn’t a treat, it is a necessity.
We need it.
To be a better mom, to be a better partner, to be a better person.
These little ones have the power to drain us, but we need to have the power to take care of ourselves.
So luckily, with Mother’s Day coming up on Sunday I am here to give you some great self-care ideas that are sure to make you feel a little more refreshed.
Doesn’t it just make a HUGE difference? Sleep has such a big impact on your body and the way you feel, so for your well-being and mental health, get some extra sleep as much as you can.
Read A Book
Some of you who know me already probably could have guessed this would be on my self-care list. I love reading and I try everyday to sneak away to get a couple pages read in the book I am currently reading, which is, Where The Crawdads Sing and it is AMAZING.
Drink A HOT Cup Of Coffee Or Tea
Seems like such a simple task. For most moms this is probably a long ago wished for thing, but me being a new mom since my son is only 9 months old it’s still fresh for me. I miss a hot cup of coffee! I don’t like having to re-heat the same cup five times in the span of 30 min. So yes people, being able to sit on the couch with a hot cup of coffee or tea is most defiantly on my self-care list.
A Mini Spa Night
See if your partner will hold the fort down for bedtime routines. Run a hot bubble bath, put that new face mask on, moisturize your skin, paint your nails. You will feel like a million bucks after a night of pampering yourself.
Write In A Journal
You may have already figured this out, but I love writing. I try as much as I can to write down all my thoughts, all my worries, my happiness in journals or by blogging. It helps so much and it’s so relaxing to curl up on the couch or in bed and write your heart out.
Light A Candle Or Diffuse Essential Oils
So relaxing, and you know what? while you are at it turn on the Netflix or Hulu show you need to catch up on.
Take A Walk
During this crazy quarantine situation this has defiantly been one of my biggest self-care things I have done. It just refreshes your whole mindset and burns off nervous energy in these uncertain times.
The list could go on and on but the most important thing is to find something that helps you feel like yourself again and make time during the week to do it!
Being at home all the time right now, it is so needed and you know what?
We deserve it!
Now if you will excuse me, my self-care is going to start with a glass of white wine tonight!
Thanks for stopping by!