How I Practice Self Care As a Busy Mother
Updated: Oct 18, 2022
As a busy mom, I've learned that self care is not just about taking care of yourself physically. There are things we all need, whether it's time to get away or someone to talk to. I've found that making sure my mind and body are in good shape is so important for me as well!
First, I take care of my physical self.
I get enough sleep, eat well and exercise regularly. I use meditation techniques to reduce stress and anxiety levels, which helps me be more productive in my day-to-day life.
Which can be hard but it's so important to take care of you, too!
Take care of yourself by doing what you need to do. It's important, but it can be hard to find time for yourself when you're so busy with work and family.
I've found that taking 10 minutes each day to do something I enjoy is a great way for me to unwind and recharge my batteries before the next day rolls around. Here are some examples:
Playing music (even if it's just on headphones)
Reading a book or magazine (or listening again)
Taking a walk outside (even if it's only around the block)
I made a schedule for myself.
Schedule time for your family. You are not the only one who needs to be happy and healthy!
Schedule time for your work. If you want to be successful in your career, it is important that you put in some effort into maintaining a healthy lifestyle both at home and at the office (or wherever else). This could mean taking breaks during long days of sitting on the couch watching Netflix with friends, or scheduling exercise sessions with coworkers after hours so as not to disrupt business operations directly when they need their attention most; whatever works best for your particular situation will depend on what kind of work environment you have been placed into at this point in life's journey - but remember: everyone deserves time off every now and again!
Schedule time for hobbies/interests away from home/work environments so that they don't get crowded out by other obligations like parenting responsibilities; this way we can still enjoy our favorite activities without feeling guilty about neglecting them because we feel obligated by someone else's schedule demands upon us."
You need time to just be by yourself.
You can't always get it, but you need it.
I ask for help when I need it.
It’s not a sign of weakness, but rather a sign of strength.
Don't be afraid to ask for help from anyone in your life who can provide assistance with projects that might just require an extra pair of hands or an extra brain cell (or both).
I know this might seem like common sense but I can tell you from experience that sometimes we don't realize how much time and energy are lost by procrastination and distractions—and so much could be gained if we were more efficient about asking others for what they have to offer us.*
For some reason, it's been generalized by society that asking for help is a sign of weakness... but why?
This is a common misconception. It's not a sign of weakness, but rather an indicator of strength. Asking for help shows that you know your limitations and that you can't do everything alone!
You're in control of your life now—the decisions you make reflect on how much success you have as well as how happy/healthy/fulfilled (and so on) your life will be. If someone has helped me out once or twice, I'll remember them and ask them again in case they want to lend a hand again later down the road; but otherwise it's just not worth my time asking someone else if they want something done because chances are good that person already has plans today even if we weren't speaking earlier today.
I say no to things when I need to!
As the mother of two young children, I have a lot of things on my plate. My husband works full-time and our house is often empty while he's at work, so I find myself spending most of my days as a stay-at-home mom—and often feeling like I'm not doing enough for others.
But no matter how busy things get, there are always ways to make self care a priority in your life. It doesn't mean that you have to give up on any other activities or responsibilities; it just means making sure that you're taking care of yourself first before anything else comes along!
There's only so much time in a day and it's good to know how to make the most of it.
The best way I've found to make the most of my time is by prioritizing what I want to do. This might sound simple, but it's not always easy. It helps if you have a plan for how you'll spend your day and stick with that plan as much as possible.
Once you've identified what needs doing and made sure that there's enough time in your day for everything on your list, then comes figuring out where each item belongs in terms of urgency or importance (if at all). You should also be honest with yourself about what can wait until later or get done quickly without too much trouble—and know when something just doesn't fit into any category!
When it comes down to actually getting things done every day—or even just picking up where they left off when they were interrupted by another task—it helps if everyone involved knows their limits so no one feels discouraged or overwhelmed by tasks that seem impossible right now but may get easier over time as resources become available again after being used up elsewhere."
I hope that these tips will help you as much as they’ve helped me. I promise, self-care isn’t just for the rich and famous. It takes practice, but it can be so rewarding when you see how it makes you feel and how much better life is when you are taking care of yourself!