Are you exhausted, super tired and overwhelmed as a mama? Just thinking about practicing selfcare just makes you want to roll your eyes at me? Let me as you this, what If I tell you that I can give you super simple selfcare ideas for the exhausted mom (you!) that you can start practicing today and not feel like a chore?
Will you take me up on that offer? Let me ask you this:
Do you practice selfcare?
Do you make it a priority?
Is it something important for you?
In order to start practicing selfcare, you have to first understand what you think about it.
Because let’s face it, if you’re always thinking “it’s not worth it” or “I don’t see the point” or this one that is my favorite “I don’t have time for it”.
Listen to me mama, YOu will never see the value of it and you will never practice it.
So, let’s first change the mindset about selfcare right?
I want you to journal these questions first:
1.When I practice selfcare, I’m letting go of:
2.Not practicing selfcare makes me feel:
3.Name 3 ways you’re taking care of yourself right now:
Now, these are just a few journal prompts that are going to help you reflect and understand your answers. Therefor start taking action!
Why is selfcare important?
It’s really that simple, it helps you become a better mom!
Think about it?
You’re doing so much every single day. You are working, taking care of your kids, cooking, doing laundry, cleaning your home and all over again the next day.
Soon, you’re going to feel so overwhelmed, burnout and exhausted!!!
I do not want you to live your life this way. Because then you won’t be a happy, calm and fun mom!
You will have less patience, get mad quickly and won’t even lay down on the floor to play with your kids.
It’s the truth! I’ve been there done that!
So let’s start putting selfcare at the top of your priority list, starting today!
I help my clients see how important selfcare is and how to find the time and energy to do so!
It’s incredible their transformation!
So, I’m going to give you super easy and simple selfcare ideas for the exhausted mom! (which is all of us, lol)
10 super easy and simple selfcare ideas for the exhausted mom
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1.Journal for 10 to 15 minutes
Write what you are grateful for for the day, or what made you mad, what had you yelling at your children. Anything that you want to write about, just write it. It’s a way of putting it on paper, reading it and learning from it. Brain dump mama, it’s so freeing!
Choose your journal and start journaling:
2.Treat yourself with your favorite drink
Everytime I find myself tired, or exhausted or not in the mood. I make myself an iced coffee. It’s amazing how a simple drink can change your mood and life! So if your jam is coffee, tea, water or a glass of wine. Drink up and enjoy every minute of it. You deserve it.
I know how hard selfcare can be, specially when you’re too busy. In my ebook “How not to lose yourself in motherhood” I share with you crazy simple and fun selfcare ideas you can do, tips on being a happy mom and how to organize your life! Read here!
3. Go out for a walk with your family
Selfcare can also mean including your family in it. Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do right? So simple selfcare ideas for the exhausted mom can also mean, taking time to be present and going out for a walk. So get out of the house, put your baby in the stroller, walk with your older kids and have a blast as a family. Fresh air is so needed especially when you’re stuck all day in the house or working outside of the home.
4. Put your feet up on the couch and close your eyes
Want a very simple selfcare idea when you’re too exhausted? Just put your feet up on the couch and close your eye. Mind blowing right? so simple and yet none of us actually do it! Seriously try it, your kids can be playing in the background or watching a movie while you close your eyes for 10 minutes. I have done this and it’s crazy amazing how good I feel!
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5.Take a longer shower
Say what? I’m so serious, take a longer shower mama. Let the water run through your body and stay there and feel it. It is relaxing and calming. Close your eyes and just feel the water, do not think about anything other than feeling good and relaxed!
6. Have a nighttime routine
Having a nice nighttime routine is going to help you unwind with purpose! It’s going to help you look forward to it every night because this time is for you. So, that can look like: taking a long shower after putting your kids to bed, doing your skin care routine, laying down on your bed while reading a chapter from your favorite self help book. Nighttime does not need to be stressful, rushed or a chore. Make it fun!
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I love a good morning routine. I wake up earlier than my family, pour myself a delicious iced coffee, go to my office and read my bible and pray. Then I journal and start my day in peace before the chaos ensues! Have a fun and calming morning routine that’s going to help you be mentally and emotionally prepared. It’s great!
8. Feed your body the goods
Listen I know that being super busy or tired, makes you want to grab fast food and call it a day. I mean I’m all for it but not everyday or part of my daily routine. Feed your body the good stuff, vegetables, fruits, protein. Cook from scratch, go to your local food market and make it fun and delicious! It’s only going to help you be and feel healthy, have more energy and feel good!
9.Connect with your loved ones
Connect with your family and friends because it does the heart good! Plan a brunch date or a zoom date. But make it a priority to talk to and connect with those you love. Laugh, be silly and be you!
Another super easy and simple selfcare idea for the exhausted mom is to make sleep a priority in your life. You can start by adding an extra 10 minutes before waking up. Or you can go to bed 10 minutes earlier. Is that simple mama. You do not need to start with waking up an hour later or going to bed an hour earlier. Work with your life and routine right? You may have toddlers who wake up early, so you just go to bed earlier. Make it work for you!
Alright! these are my 10 simple and easy selfcare ideas for the exhausted mom. I hope you found it super helpful and doable!
Are you ready to have someone on your team who supports you and helps you achieve every single goal you have around motherhood? yes! including prioritizing selfcare, finding the time for it and becoming a more patient, happy and calm mom?