When you are juggling a career, caring for little ones, looking after your family in general, cooking dinner, trying to find your baby’s stuffed animal and doing EVERYTHING else us mamas do — sometimes it's really hard to put yourself first.
Quick Mama Self Care Tips
We know first-hand how difficult— but how essential it is — to take time for yourself. Below are some self care tips that you can do to take time for yourself. Some are more time consuming but SOOOO worth it, others are easy peasy and fun to fit into even the craziest routines.
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When You Carve Out Time for Yourself:
Take a Nap
This seems like a no brainer but it’s not just babies and toddlers who need a reset.
Turn on some nature sounds or find a guided meditation, lay back and close your eyes (5-10 minutes to start). Clearing your mind is the greatest way to ensure you create a space for yourself and create balance. If you think you are the type of person who thinks non stop and has a hard time meditating — keep working at it — it will come to you!
Talk with a Friend/ Connect with People You Love
Even while social distancing has become the new norm for most due to COVID-19, Face timing or having a zoom call with people who make you feel good is such a great way to feel connected.
Go on a walk
Go outside mama! In your neighborhood, by the beach or on a hiking trail...wherever you can!
Have a closet, shelf or drawer that is absolute chaos? Most of us do. Take time to clear it out and throw away or sell any unwanted items. Your space will feel so much more clear afterward. Also rearranging furniture, adding wall art or taking time to do a creative project for your abode can absolutely shift the energy in your space, while also giving it a fresh look and feel.
Buy Something Cute (for yourself)
No shopping for your kids allowed. Go on your favorite store website and buy that top you’ve been eyeing, or that super cute dress you see on the never ending Instagram ads all the time.
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Self Care Tips On the Go:
Don’t forget Your Favorite Snack
Sometimes we are so focused on feeding our little ones that we forget to bring ourselves anything when we are on the go. Keep a bag of your favorite snacks in the diaper bag or the car so you are never without.
Have a favorite band or type of music that rocks your soul? Listening to your favorite song or artist will instantly boost your mood!
Take Deep Breaths
Are you patiently waiting at that long, annoying stoplight at the corner? Take three deep breaths through your nose and out your mouth.
Drink Some H2O
Drinking water is not only good for your skin, but it fights fatigue, protects your muscles and helps with all the body aches and pains (from lifting/ carrying our babes all the time)
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Being a mom always has its tough moments — and especially now during a pandemic, those tough times can often be exasperated. It's so important to show up for yourself and take the time you need to recharge and and reset. Because when we are feeling good, we are able to show up for ourselves and our loved ones.