Self Care Ideas for Moms
As mothers, we are often so busy taking care of our children that we forget to take care of ourselves. Life becomes a never ending cycle of diaper changes, preparing meals, bed time routines and everything that comes in between. It’s so easy to lose yourself in the process and completely burn out! That is why it is so important for moms to add self care into their daily routines. There are so many simple ways you can add self care into your life. Here are my favorite Self Care Ideas for Moms:
Early Morning Coffee
Believe it or not, mornings have become one of my favorite times of the day because of this simple self care technique! Waking up a little early for coffee in the morning makes such a huge difference for me. I like to set my alarm for at least 30 minutes before Ella wakes up so I can relax and enjoy my morning coffee. It is so nice to start off my day with some quiet time and it really helps to set a positive tone for the rest of the day.
Make Mom Friends
No one understands your crazy, beautiful mess of a life quite like another mom does so making mom friends is so important. Not only is it so awesome for your little one to have friends their age, but it’s so beneficial for mama as well. Having mom friends makes simple things like going to the playground or hanging out at home way more fun. There are so many different ways to meet other moms and all of us would love to meet a new friend.
Exercising is an excellent self care practice to add into your life. I work out every day and it has become a routine that I really enjoy. Exercising has done so much for me both physically and mentally. Many gyms offer child care which makes going to the gym fun for your little one as well. If you aren’t able to make it to the gym, there are so many work out routines you can do from home. Follow me on Pinterest for all of favorite work out routines!
Make Time for Your Hobbies
One of the first things we give up when we become mothers are our hobbies. Making time for hobbies is amazing for self care because you are allowing yourself to do something you enjoy. If you like to cook, then make time to try a new recipe. If you like to paint, then make time to paint! If you don’t have a hobby, that’s totally fine it’s never too late to try something new! Just make time to do something that makes you happy.
Look Your Best Everyday
Before I became a mom I would do my make up and get ready every morning. I wouldn’t leave the house unless I looked my best. I didn’t do this to impress others, I did it for myself! It’s so easy to get busy and decide to just stay in lazy clothes all day. This became a bad habit for me. A great way to get out of a bad habit is to replace it with a positive one. I’ve made my habit “wake up and make up.” That doesn’t mean you have to go full glam, a little concealer, mascara and lip gloss go a long way for your self confidence. When you look your best, you feel your best!
Find Things You Both Enjoy
As mothers we spend a majority, if not all of our time with our children. A great way to add self care into your busy mom life is to find things both you and your littles one can enjoy together. There are so many activities you can do with your kids that are fun for you as well. Instead of just going to the playground all the time, switch it up and check out a local museum! Try a mommy and me yoga class. Take your little ones to the zoo or a concert. It’s exciting to try new things and see new places.. there are so many options that can make your daily routine more fun.
Relax Before Bedtime
Take an hour for yourself after the little ones go to bed. I made a rule very early on that when I am having my me time there is no laundry or chores allowed! My favorite thing to do in the evening is to relax and catch up on the newest episode of my favorite show, and if I’m feeling crazy sometimes I’ll even have a glass of wine!
Practicing self care as a mom is a necessity. Not only does it benefit you, but it also benefits your children. There are so many different ways your can incorporate self care into your busy life. These are a few ideas that have worked really well in my life and I hope they can inspire you as well.
Have any additional Self Care Ideas for Moms you would like to add? Please share them in the comments below. Thanks so much for reading!