Putting your family above your own needs is something that almost every working mom in the world does. However, what many moms don’t realize is that self-care will help your family in the long run.
Being a mom is hard work, even without accounting for work and other obligations, so getting in the time for self-care can easily fall by the wayside.
Every mom knows that, whether it’s midnight feedings or helping with Algebra homework, the job of being a mom doesn’t change much as kids get older.
However, self-care is extremely important because let’s face it, what would your children do if you were sick couldn’t take care of them?
In this blog, we will go into a few tips for making that self-care routine happen for yourself. Not only will you feel better for it, but your family will as well.
Splurge on Self-Care Products that are Useful to You
Whether it’s buying yourself an espresso machine or splurging on that one piece bikini you have always wanted, buying products and clothes you love can give you just the pick-me-up you need and be useful at the same time.
Heading to the beach in new clothes or waking up to a steaming cup of freshly brewed coffee or espresso is certainly something most working moms can get on board with.
Once or twice a week, it’s important to treat yourself. It doesn’t have to be anything elaborate or super expensive. Taking a book to the local Starbucks and ordering your favorite coffee to sit and read in peace for an hour doesn’t cost much but it’s effective.
If you love photography taking your camera and going on a nature walk to snap photos costs nothing but gives you time to unwind and do something you love.
It doesn’t take you away from your family for a long time, but you will be surprised at how much that one hour can mean to you when you’re exhausted and overwhelmed.
Schedule Your Self-Care Time
It’s really easy to put off self-care for a busy, working mom. That’s why you need to schedule that hour or even two hours into your day.
Whether it’s mornings before the kids get up, afternoons, or evenings after the kids are in bed, it’s important to schedule the time to take care of yourself, just as you would anything else that you do every day.
Keep Pursuing Your Interests
While being a mom is one of the most important and certainly the proudest moments in your life, you still need to keep pursuing the interests you had before you became a mother.
Whether you love to cook, take pictures, or have always loved writing books, continuing to do those hobbies is essential to being happy and healthy for the family you love.
Not only are you doing something you love, but it’s also possible you can do those things with your children if they show interest as they grow.
Crack Open a Book
While reading to your child and listening to them read is extremely important and fun to do, you need to take the time to crack open a book for yourself as well.
If you love to read, even if it’s only 20 minutes before bedtime, it will help you relax and unwind, putting the long day behind you. Remember, being a good role model is key to your family’s happiness as well, and reading is a great way to do that.
These are just a few tips for taking care of yourself when you’re a busy, working mom. Remember, taking care of yourself is important, because where would your family be without you?
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