Practicing self love as a mom is super important. Think about it mama, you are busy, tired and constantly deal with the everyday motherhood stress. We all have good and bad days. Though, taking care of the kids most days are a roller coaster of emotions, highs and lows, exhaustion, and moments of pure joy. If you’re feeling like you’re drowning because life is too busy, we’ve got you covered. I’m sharing powerful ways busy and tired mommies can cultivate self love in their everyday lives.
We all want to feel like a better version of ourselves. It is especially important for busy and tired moms to practice self love. Because it will help you have more self-compassion, stop the negative self-talk and have more self-acceptance. It’s amazing what a little self-love can do for you as a mother. It will help you ditch the mom-guilt that can be debilitating in your life. I know you want to feel like the best mom ever. And it starts by showing yourself more self-love.
Learn fifteen ways busy and tired moms can practice self love. Tired, overworked, and frazzled. That’s how many of us feel as a busy mother. How can busy moms find time to take care of themselves? We have a few useful ideas here to help you.
Practicing Self Love As A Mom Requires Mindfulness And Doing Things For Yourself, so are you ready?
What is self care for moms?
Did you know that practicing self-love is part of self-care? YUP! Practicing self-care as a mom on a daily basis is crucial. You are taking care of yourself and telling yourself that you are worthy of feeling good and doing things that makes you happy. Selfcare is taking care of yourself mentally, physically, emotionally and socially.
What entails self love?
Self love is a little different than selfcare. Since it focuses on how you see yourself, think about yourself and treat yourself as a person.
Why is self love important for moms, benefits for self love?
Self love for moms is important because it helps you become a good mom. You are accepting yourself , imperfections and all. You won’t have low-self esteem, you are able to practice forgiveness and will enjoy your mom life even more. If you love yourself, you are accepting who you are. It’s freeing and you are showing your kiddos to love themselves too.
15 ways to practice self love as a tired and busy mom
1.Have a journal
I love writing on my journal and of course I will recommend you do it too. Write nice things about yourself, How can you be proud of the mother that you are. Having a journal to write down what you are grateful for as a mom or affirmations it will take you in a positive direction to your day. Journaling helps you feel better by writing a list of things you love about yourself and reinforcing positive self talk.
2.Don’t be hard on yourself
Listen mama, you will have bad mom days where you lose it and yell at your kids. It’s okay! Do not focus on the bad, instead focus on what can you do better next time. Learn from it and give yourself grace. What areas of your life can you improve on? Have more self-awareness on what triggers you and then take action in creating better tools in helping you to deal with it and eliminate those negative mom habits.
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3.Set aside time for your hobbies
Want to keep your sanity as a mom? Then start setting time for your hobbies. Do the things that lights you up inside and makes you happy. For example, gardening, sewing, painting, cooking, etc.
4.Practice selfcare everyday
You are not a bad mother if you give yourself love and self-care. In fact mama, you will become the best version of you. By practicing selfcare everyday you are becoming a happy, calm and more present mom. Selfcare ditches the burnout and overwhelm feeling. Taking care of yourself is not selfish, is pure love. Go on a date night with your partner, hang out with your friends, exercise, read a book etc.
In my course The damn good mother I teach you how to have more time for yourself without the guilt, tools to ditch the stress and overwhelm, how to ditch the old negative mom habits and be more positive and happy mom. enroll here!
5. Learn to say “no”
Having a difficult time with saying “no”? It can be a people pleaser trait, but you can stop it today. How will it feel like to say “no” to people or things that you don’t want to do. What are you able to do now that you’re saying “no” more often? How do you see your life now?
6.Honor your boundaries
Honoring your boundaries as a mom is very important and part of self love. In my online course for stressed moms I help you set healthy boundaries and stick to them, enroll today!
Setting boundaries with yourself and others is a way for you to know your limits and have more self-respect. Not have others take advantage of you or you falling into the people pleasing route. Honor your boundaries and you’ll love yourself even more.
Mama breathe , just breathe. Know that if you;s having a bad day, feel guilty, sad or angry at motherhood. It’s just temporary, I like to say “I’m just figuring things out”. Which is true, you are a great mom and great moms also learn and have bad days. Is what you do with it that counts. Breathe, and let go. Trust and love. You have so many blessings all around you, You are doing just fine.
8.Read self help books
Working on yourself as a mom and person is crucial. You are never too young or too old to learn, feel inspired and motivated to be better, do better and feel better. You got this mama. In my 1:1 coaching program I help moms live a better and happier life through self-awareness and self-love. You can re-write your motherhood journey today. I can help you!
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9. Say affirmations
I love saying affirmations because they work. Some people do not believe in them but I do! It’s all about taking action in becoming the mom that you want to be. Saying positive affirmations will help you take the action by inspiring you with reinforcing quotes or sayings.
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10. Time for prayer and meditation
Set aside some time for your morning prayers and meditation. Setting time for the Lord is part of practicing self love as a mom. It just provides an overflow of gratitude, love, feeling good enough and peace.
Taking care of yourself physically is part of showing yourself love. Moving your body, drinking enough water, eating healthy foods that will nourish your body is important. You want to be healthy and strong so that you can take care of your children and enjoy being active with them. We can’t have mama to afford any sick days. Well that’s not true but you know what I mean, ha!
12.Remove negative people from your life
Um hello! did you know you can easily remove negative people from your life who do not serve you in any way? Why not? Listen life’s too short to surround yourself with people who only bring negative emotions out of you. You don’t need it, you are more important than to let those people have control over you. Ditch it and move on!
13. Surround yourself with positive people
Another self love idea for tired and busy moms is to surround yourself with positive people. These are important people in your life like best friend, your partner, family. People who love you and know you. People who will motivate and inspire you to be a better person each day. They are not afraid to give you some tough love when you need it. Connect with them 🙂
14. Get enough rest
Getting enough rest as a mom can be hard right? But is a must to rest, take a break and sleep your 8 hours. You are showing your body love and relaxing your mind too. Resting allows you to have a better mindset, be in a better and happier mood and able to get less irritated because you’re not tired!
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15. Pamper yourself
Nothing is better than taking care of yourself and feeling damn good about it. Pampering yourself can happen once a month and can be anything from doing your hair in the hair salon, to getting a massage or getting your nails done. It feels so good to treat yourself to what you deserve mama.
Practicing more self love as a busy and tired mom is huge! There’s a misconception out there that because you are a mom, you can’t practice self care or do the things that makes you happy. You are the best person to practice self love with. When you love yourself, you are allowing others to love you the way that you want to.
This is the positive reinforcement that you need right now to love who you are and accept yourself. You are enough mama! Show yourself affection and gratitude for yourself and life. Stop the self-judgment and negative behavior that are keeping you stuck and miserable as a mom.
You got this mama! Ready to work with me 1:1? Book a consult call with me and let’s start creating a life that you love and are proud of! Click here!