As a mom, it can be hard to make time for yourself. Between getting the kids ready for school, making dinner, and doing laundry, there often isn’t much time left over. However, it is important to make self care a priority if you want to maintain your mental health and sanity. In this blog post, we will discuss why self care is so important for moms and offer some tips on how to make it happen!
So why is self care so important for moms? Simply put, mom life is hard. We are constantly juggling a million different things and it can be easy to forget to take care of ourselves. When we don’t make time for self care, we can start to feel overwhelmed, stressed out, and burnt out. This can lead to mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. Additionally, self care can help improve your physical health. When you take time to relax and rejuvenate, your body is better able to handle the stress of mom life.
So how can you make self care a priority? Here are some tips:
Schedule it in:
If you don’t make time for self care, it’s not going to happen. So take a look at your schedule and find some time that you can dedicate to taking care of yourself. Whether it’s an hour in the morning before the kids wake up, or 30 minutes at night after they go to bed, put it in your calendar and make it a non-negotiable.
One of the biggest things that can prevent us from taking care of ourselves is not setting boundaries. We feel like we have to do everything for everyone all the time and that’s just not possible. So start saying no to things that you don’t really want to do, or that are going to drain you. And don’t feel guilty about it!
Find a support system:
It’s so important to have people in your life who understand what you’re going through and can offer support. Whether it’s your partner, a friend, or even an online community, make sure you have someone to lean on when things get tough.
Self care is something that is often overlooked, but it is so important. As moms, we have to take care of ourselves both physically and mentally in order to be able to take care of our families. So make sure to schedule some time for yourself, set some boundaries, and find a support system. Your family will thank you for it!
Do you have any other tips for making self care a priority? Share them in the comments below! I’d love to hear from you!