I love to share my thoughts and tips on helping moms make time for themselves because it’s something that I had to do in order to feel happier as a mom. This is what I help my mom clients as well. To prioritize themselves more so that they don’t feel stressed and burnout all of the time. If you want to make time for yourself as a mom, I got you!
I remember very vividly a time in my life when my kids were younger and I was on the verge of exhaustion and feeling not myself at all. I was just tired of doing the same shit but different day, not having a break and having to put on a brave and happy face for my family. I woke up one day and starred at the mirror and said “enough is enough”. I started prioritizing myself more, loving myself more and taking care of myself more.
I’m so much happier now, I’m more patient, more loving and just feel damn good. But that’s because I told myself that I matter. Yes, I’m a mom and wife but I am also a human being who wants her needs met as well. I invite you to your dream motherhood life. It’s possible for you mama. I’ll help you know exactly how to make time for yourself as a mom. The easy way!
How do you prioritize yourself as a parent?
First, acknowledge that you are important and worthy of making time for yourself. Prioritize sleep, health, joy and everything that it’s important for you.
How do I rediscover myself as a mom?
You can start rediscovering yourself as a mom by reflecting on what the word “rediscovering myself” mean to you. This will give you an idea of what areas of your life you want to change or what things you want to create more in your life.
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How do moms find time for self care?
Create the time for yourself. You can look at your schedule or to do list for the day and add time for self care. Make it a non negotiable. Ask for help and accept help from your loved ones.
5 easy ways to make time for yourself as a mom
1.Decide that your joy is a priority
The first thing to do right now is to make a decision. The decision to make your time and joy a priority. Tell yourself why making time for you as a mom is important. If you don’t decide that it is, you will always put it in the back burner. I am also going to invite you to just imagine your life where you prioritize yourself and feel damn good about it. What do you see yourself doing? how do you feel? How will this change your motherhood life for the better?
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2.Shift your mindset
Mindset shift is huge! Honestly mindset should be a topic where is taught to moms when they are pregnant, lol. So, I want you to listen to the voice inside your head. What does it generally say? What is it saying about prioritizing yourself as a mom or finding the time for you? Is it saying “there’s no way, I’m too busy?” or “I work and I’m tired and there is many things to do to even think about practicing self care”. These thoughts are what is keeping you stuck and not finding the time for you in motherhood.
You don’t have to believe and take on these thoughts. You can create better and more motivating thoughts that are going to help you find the time for yourself. Taking time for yourself as a mom. is a good thing. It’s a life changing thing, trust me mama.
3.Set boundaries around your time
It is important to have boundaries around your time. This can look like asking your partner to help you with the kids while you take some time for yourself. Speaking up about your needs and wants as a woman is also important. Have these hard conversations with your partner in a loving way. Start saying “no” to things that you do not want to do and do things that brings you joy and excitement. Setting boundaries is healthy mama, you are allowed to have them and it’s fun.
4.Put it on your to do list
As moms we are always busy and may even forget to set sometime for ourselves. So writing it down as part of your to do list or weekly schedule is a great way to prioritize it. You are also telling yourself “Hey! I matter and my time is important too”. How many times do we schedule our children’s activities, doctor’s appointment and etc? All of the time right? So why not start making your LIFE a priority too?
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5.Be intentional with your time
Let’s talk about being intentional with your time and what you do with it. Scrolling on social media is not really being intentional, is probably a habit that you have created. This is not “me” time. So, in order for your time to be used in the most joyful and productive way, you must be intentional with. Everyday you can write down your intentional for the day for example, “today i will exercise for 15 minutes after I pick up my kids from school” or “tonight I will read a chapter of my favorite book, alone and cozied up with my favorite blanket”. Speak over your day with positivity, love and grace. Say out loud how you want to feel during the day and what you want to do.
Making time for yourself as a mom is so important. It will help you feel better, happier and more excited to get back on the motherhood wagon. Mama, you cannot run on empty fuel, it is not ideal at all. So many of us overwork ourselves to the point of overwhelm. Then we are left asking ourselves “why am i so stressed and tired and miserable?”.
Today is the day where you are going to go all in on yourself because YOU CAN and you WILL. Look at it this way, Prioritizing yourself is a gift that you are giving your kids and partner. Because when you practice self care as a mom you are giving yourself, partner and kids the best version of you.
Trust me, they are going to LOVE this new version of you.
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