Thank you Mirum for sponsoring today’s post sharing self-care tips for busy Moms.
I’ve been taking a lot of baths lately.
No, it’s not because I am extremely dirty. It’s because it recharges my body, mind, and soul. With all the demands of raising children and juggling a business, it can be difficult to take time for myself.
Hence, why I find a way to sneak away for a few minutes to take a relaxing bath to reflect, read a book, and simply be still in silence for the moment. I like to smell the aroma of Caress body wash. It’s my own DIY spa experience in the convenience of my own home whether I am taking a bath or shower.
This is only one way I enjoy taking care of myself. Shopping, working out, enjoying a cup of coffee with friends and getting a pedicure are also high on my list.
I polled busy moms asking them what they do for self care. Mainly because I know that everyone is different in what they enjoy. They delivered! It’s definitely clear that modern moms desire time for self care and each has a unique way in doing so.
Simple Self Care Tips for Busy Moms
Find what makes brings you joy
Understand the importance of self-care for parents and make yourself a priority.
The tricky thing about self-care is finding what makes you happy. Finding those simple things that can reset your energy and makes you happy.
When the moment presents yourself to take some “ME” time, don’t waste it trying to figure out how to spend that precious time. Jot down a few things that you enjoy. Whether it’s something you have to schedule (pedicure) or something you can do at home (going for a walk). Perhaps, it’s simply giving someone a hug! Whatever it is, keep a list nearby of useful ways to practice self-care.
That way, you can spend more time on YOU and less time STRESSING.
Schedule appointments for self-care
Look at your calendar and schedule a meeting with yourself. As silly as that sounds, it works! We always make appointments for everyone else, so why not set some time for you. Personally, if I do not set a time ahead of time I find it difficult to find a moment for myself. Make arrangements for childcare so you can leave guilt and worry-free. The worst thing for you to do is to spend YOUR time worried about others. Let the guilt go and enjoy what makes you happy. Make a mom self care schedule!
Recognize when you are on the verge of burnout
As moms, we know ourselves better than anyone. The problem is that we sometimes forget that when we get busy with all life’s demands. If you find yourself stressed on a daily basis and having a difficult time, let others know. It takes a village raising children so don’t be afraid to ask for help!
If you see a fellow mom having a hard time, reach out, and ask if you can watch the kids while they do something they enjoy.
I will never forget the kindness my friends gave me when my baby boy was born.
They offered to watch my kids while I went to get coffee and silence for a minute.
They brought me dinner to help save me the stress of cooking. Their simple gestures meant a lot to me and I am glad I agreed to take a moment for me. I came back from my “me” time happier.
Stock up on things that bring you joy
Sometimes we need a little help with it comes to bringing our self-care ideas to life. There are simple products that I use that instantly bring me joy.
Caress® Body Wash instantly changes my mood. The fragrance and feel of their bath line are incredible. Not to mention their products are extremely budget-friendly so there’s no need to stress over financial burden. The Tahitian Renewal Caress Body wash is one of my favorites as it exfoliates and smells wonderful!
Whatever your products are, stock up on them so you aren’t scrambling to find them later adding to unnecessary stress.
I hope these self-care tips for busy moms like yourself have inspired you to take a break and spend time on yourself. Let go of Mom Guilt and realize that self-care is extremely important. If you aren’t happy, nobody is happy! There’s absolutely no shame in taking care of yourself.
I would love to hear what simple things you do practice self-care? Leave a comment below or on social. I might be missing out on something.