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The Importance of Mothers Practicing Self-Care

With Mother’s Day just right around the corner, we’re going to talk about something really important yet often overlooked: self-care for mothers! As a mom, I know firsthand how easy it is to get caught up in the hustle and grind of everyday life and forget to take care of yourself. But trust me when I say that taking some time for yourself is not only necessary, but also vital to your overall well-being.

Let’s define what self-care means. It’s a set of practices that we do to take car of our physical, mental, and emotional health. It can be something as simple as taking a relaxing bubble bath, going for a walk, or reading a book. (Most recently I binged watch the Ed Sheeran docuseries on Disney+!) Self-care is all about nurturing ourselves and giving our bodies and minds the attention they deserve.

Now, you might be thinking, “But I’m a mom! I don’t have time for self-care!” And I totally get it. With the demands of work, children, and household responsibilities, it can feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day. But here’s the thing: taking care of yourself is not selfish, it’s necessary. Do I need to repeat myself?! When you neglect your own needs, you’re more likely to experience burnout, stress, and even physical illness. And that, my friend, is not good for you OR your family.

So, what are some simple ways you can practice self-care as a busy mom? Here are a few ideas:

1. Schedule “me” time: Set aside at least 30 minutes each day to do something just for yourself. Maybe it’s reading a book, taking a yoga class, or just sitting in silence. Whatever it is, make it a priority and stick to it!

2. Get moving: Exercise is not only good for your physical health, but it also boosts your moods and reduces stress. You don’t have to hit the gym every day; a brisk walk around the block or a quick workout at home can do wonders. Check out my favorite YouTuber the Fitness Marshall if you like to dance.

3. Connect with others: As moms, we often put everyone else’s needs before our own. But it’s important to stay connected with friends and family who can offer support and encouragement. Schedule a coffee date or a phone call with a friend and make it a regular habit.

4. Treat yourself: Whether it’s some lash extensions, a spray tan, (Of course, I’m going to suggest those!) or a whole new outfit, treating yourself to something you enjoy can give you a much-needed boost of happiness and confidence.

Remember, self-care is not a one-time event, it’s a lifestyle. By making it a regular part of your routine, you’ll not only feel better, but you’ll also be setting appositive example for your children. When they see you taking care of yourself, they’ll learn the importance of self-care and be more likely to prioritize their own well-being as they grow up.

Moms don’t forget to take care of yourselves! You deserve it, and your family will thank you for it. So go ahead, schedule that lash appointment, take that yoga class, and indulge in some much needed “me” time. You’ve got this!

*** I mentioned yoga classes twice in this blog. Anyone got any good recommendations for any good local yoga studios? Shoot me a DM on the ‘gram!

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