Selfcare for moms is so important and much needed. As moms we tend to put a lot of excuses as to why we can’t practice selfcare. There was a post that I read where someone wrote about why we need to stop telling moms to practice self care. I disagree. You need to find time for selfcare as a mom.
I am one to tell you that you NEED selfcare in your busy hectic mom life. yes! I said it. I’m a mama of three and I know how hard that can be. But trust me when I tell you that it feel amazing when you take a break from your kids to do something you love or relaxes you.
Why do moms needs selfcare?
Moms need to practice selfcare because they need to start feeling more like themselves again. You need selfcare to feel good, happier and in return you’ll be a better mom.
How do you take care of yourself after becoming a mom?
You take care of yourself by putting yourself first mama! You need to start going to your doctor’s appointments, do not skip your papsmear girl! Go to your dentist. Feel pain or discomfort? Go to your doctor and get it checked!
I am an advocate for moms to start putting themselves first. Listen mama, you can’t just do everything for your kids, spouse, dog and then be tired to do something for you.
What happens if I don’t practice selfcare as a mom?
You will start resenting your spouse, kids and even resenting being a parent. Think about it? if you either work from home or outside the home, are a stay at home mother. You are still a mom, and for the most part you’re doing something for everyone except for yourself.
Start being happier and loving yourself again. Do something that you love and sparks that fire within you!! Ready to find time for selfcare as a mom?
5 crazy simple ways to find time for selfcare as a mom:
1.Make the time
It’s that simple, you have to make the time if you want to start practicing selfcare. I know this may sound like it’s no help at all. But, think about it? if you want something done, you make the time for it don’t you? There’s no difference here. The fact of the matter is that you’re so used to not doing anything for you, that just the thought of setting time aside makes you cringe. Make the time for self-care and you’ll see that the time was always there.
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2.Put it in your schedule
Busy? Tired? don’t have the time? Sadly all of these things are true blockers for doing something that will bring happiness in your life. But! You must stop with the excuses. Throw them out the window! So, get ready to start prioritizing selfcare and putting it in your schedule. Otherwise you won’t ever commit to it. You need to find time for selfcare as a mom.
3.Change your mindset
In order for you to start seeing selfcare as something really important and something that is worth doing. You must first change your mindset about it./ You need to let go of the negative thoughts of “I do not have the time, I’m too busy” or the “I don’t need selfcare”. Turn those thoughts into “I do need selfcare”, or “Selfcare makes me a better mom”. This way, you know your why and you start implementing selfcare into your busy mom life.
4.Nap time or bed time
Another ways you can find the time for “me” time is to do it while your child is napping or during bedtime. You have to find the way to make it happen. Also, remember that “me” time does not have to be time consuming or expensive!
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5.Ask for help
Asking for help will get you the help.Do not ever think that asking for help makes you a bad mother or that you can’t handle your kids or motherhood. Don’t listen to that. You are strong and significant enough to understand that you also need a mama break.And rightfully so! So, ask your partner to help you with the kids while you go out to the groceries alone, get a manicure or get your hair done. You deserve it!
I hope you found these tips helpful in finding the time for selfcare. Because even when you’re too tired, busy or just not in the mood. You deserve “me” time. You deserve to put yourself first in order to be the best mommy to your children.
You got this mama!