Hey supermoms around the world. We all deserve self care for busy moms time but I get it.
You’re busy running the kids around to sports, taking care of supper, keeping up with the household chores, the pets, the errands, on top of working a full time job. It gets crazy. We all get caught up in the rat race. As a matter of fact, I’m sitting in the hair salon as I write this. I just got done working a 10 hour day. It’s hard to find time to take care of everyone.
I’m here to tell you a little secret:
You need to take care of you too!
That’s right. Taking care of yourself is just as important as taking care of everyone else. You can’t pour from an empty cup. You deserve you time just as much as everyone else. Take the time to replenish yourself.
I used to think that I had to go, go, go. Supermoms don’t need a break. If I stop, it won’t get done.
“Who is going to do it if I dont!?!”
Let me tell you something supermoms:
THAT IS THE WRONG MINDSET!!!
If you haven’t already, let’s start your self care right now.
Go make your self a hot tea, a glass of whine, or beer if you prefer. Sit down in your comfy spot with a blanket. Take a minute of your busy life to continue reading.
Get your excersize
An excuse I used to tell myself was:
“I just don’t have time.”
That resulted in a lot of weight gain, muscle loss, me getting colds and getting the flu. It was not fun and I knew I needed a change. I’m not saying you have to become a fitness guru, but it is important to do something everyday. Exercise is a very important part of self care for busy moms.
Your physical health is very important. Healthy body, healthy mind.
It’s a part of your livelihood as a supermom. If you get sick, you can’t be super mom to all your super kids. It’s hard enough for us to take a day off. Even harder if it’s a sick day and not a planned day off. A work out a day keeps the doctor away.
Its not always easy to stick to a work out, I know. If you’re struggling to get your work outs in check out this article.
Make a conscious effort to eat healthier
First you go to work, then some one has basketball practice, someone else has hockey, you forgot to mail that check.. again.
It’s so easy to run to convenience food when your schedule is jam packed full. And some times, it’s all we can do to avoid losing our positive mentality.
I understand, but try to make an effort to stay away from it. One of my favorite tools for this is my slow cooker.
Start the meal in the morning and we can all eat as we come and go in the evening.
Another big help to eating healthy is meal planning.
Do something you want to do
Running like a mad man can wear you out, not only physically but mentally as well.
Try to do something you enjoy everyday.
Maybe you have a hobby that you love but you’ve been putting it off. Get back into it. Creative outlets are great for your mental health.
My favorite form of self care is writing. I make an effort to write at least 500 words a day. It’s my “mommy escape”.
Don’t have a hobby? I recommend you read THIS post. It’ll help get your creative juices flowing.
Schedule time for self care
Make self care a priority.
Schedule time for it just like you schedule time to get ice skates sharpened for the kids.
If you’re new to planning out your day and setting up schedules. Check out my article on “Starting a planner” to help get you going
Spend time with friends and other loved ones.
Plan a dinner or lunch date with your old best friend. It will be good for both of you to catch up.
It will give you something to look forward to.
And afterwards you will feel refreshed and ready to kick the rest of the weeks a$$.
Take a damn nap, you’ve earned it
It’s the weekend.
There are no sports for a few hours. The kids are playing in their rooms.
Your partner is chilling on the couch watching a movie.
Grab a soft blanket, a fluffy pillow or a couple dogs and lay down. Close your eyes. Let yourself drift to sleep.
The chores can wait. Set a timer if it makes you feel better. There’s just something about a nap that makes me feel like a new woman. Naps are a beautiful form of self care for busy moms.
I know that all of this sounds easier said than done, but take it from me. You do need to take care of you, too.
What are some ways you practice self care? Let me know in the comments below.
Feel free to get a hold of me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or if you need further guidance on anything!
‘Till next time,