As a busy mom, it’s easy to put everyone else’s needs before your own. Sometimes it can feel like you’re putting the oxygen mask on everyone else before yourself from the minute you get up in the morning to get everyone ready for their day.
However, without taking the time to make sure that you are giving back to yourself once in a while, you’ll quickly start to burn out. Not only will you suffer as a result, but everyone else will too. Therefore, it’s essential to practice self-care. Here are some of the best ways to give back to yourself and practice daily self-care.
Give Yourself Time To Get Ready
It may seem like a small step in the day taking the time to look in the mirror, comb your hair and throw a shirt on that doesn’t have yogurt stains on it, however, taking a minute to care about how you look can make all the difference.
The goal isn’t about how others perceive you, but how you perceive yourself. When you feel good about yourself and your appearance, you will exude confidence and grace.
It’s all about how you feel about yourself and whether you like how you look. Whatever it takes to make you feel good about yourself can vary from person to person. Sometimes it’s putting on lipstick for some women, while it’s as simple as taking a shower for others. Do what works best for you.
Take Time For You Once In a While
Before you had kids, it was all about you. You may have taken these moments of solitude for granted at the time. Something as simple as sitting in traffic without kids screaming in the background didn’t seem anything out of the ordinary. Now it sounds like a five-star vacation.
Don’t feel guilty about taking time just for you without your kids once in a while. You can still love your children with all your heart and also need time to regenerate yourself. Just because you need alone time doesn’t mean that your kids aren’t your priority. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. In order to be the best mom that you can be, sometimes you need a moment to breathe.
A lot of people think about incense, fancy rugs, and prayer bells when they hear the word meditation. However, meditation doesn’t require anything but yourself, a clear mind, and the right intentions.
Taking at least ten minutes a day to clear your thoughts and practice being present can transform your entire outlook. You’ll be better prepared for challenging moments and be able to stay calm under pressure. Meditation brings us to a more centered state which is in tune with our bodies.