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Let’s face it, being a mom isn’t easy! And, if we don’t take the time to improve our mom self care, then things will just get harder for us.
So, take a moment and read Brianna’s (from Mastering Mom Life) tips on how to easily improve our mom self care!
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How to Easily Improve Mom Self Care
Mom’s tend to wear a lot of different hats! It’s so easy to get caught up in how much you do and forget about what you need to do for yourself. If you’re the kind of mom who always puts herself last but wants to improve your own mom self care, then this is for you!
Let’s dive right into 4 things you need to stop doing and what to start doing instead to focus and improve your mom self-care!
How to Improve your Mom Self Care
1. STOP worrying about tomorrow and START focusing on what you can do now
Moms have this habit of worrying TOO much. If you’re anything like me then you can easily get caught up in the worrying game and not know how to stop.
I’m a planner so I’m usually not only just focused on the day at hand, but I’m also planning for tomorrow and worrying about how am I going to get everything done. And I’m sure you can relate!
But one of the most important things you can do to help your mom self-care is to stop worrying about tomorrow and start focusing on what you can do today. This can apply to just about anything that you need to get done!
Reducing how much you worry can not only save your sanity, but it can also make you calmer and give you a new perspective. Which ultimately can seriously improve your self-care. When you take one thing at a time, one day at a time you tend to be more relaxed and less stressed. A mom who is less stressed is more likely to sit back, enjoy a cup of coffee, and take things a bit slower.
You have no idea how being less stressed can improve your mom self-care!
2. STOP making excuses and START seizing the day
I know a lot of moms who really want to focus on their self-care but since they always put themselves last, they never get around to it. To be honest, I used to be one of these moms.
For example, I would be home all day with my daughter and by the time my husband got home I was a stressed mess, frantically cooking dinner, and trying to clean. After my daughter went to sleep, he would tell me to go take some time for myself, relax and have a nice bath. But I wouldn’t.
Why? Because I felt like I couldn’t relax and do something for myself until everything else was done. I couldn’t take an hour-long bath knowing that I needed to fold the laundry, prep lunch for the next day, and work on my online business.
I was making excuses for not tending to my mom self-care. And man, oh man, did I need some self-care. I was running myself into the ground all in the name of “my family always comes first.”
So, don’t learn the hard way like I had to. Stop making excuses and start seizing your day!
3. STOP overwhelm before it starts and START a system to help you stay calm and organized
As a mom, I know how easy it is to get overwhelmed. Moms have SO much to do and it seems like a never-ending job. But, the best thing to overcome being overwhelmed is to stop it before it starts and learn how to prevent it.
Of course, there are times that being overwhelmed is inevitable, but the goal is to try to prevent yourself from getting to the point of being so overwhelmed that you can’t function. The most important thing you can do for your mom self-care is to learn how to stay calm. After all, no one knows yourself better than you!
The perfect way to stop overwhelm is to have a system in place that helps you stay calm, organized, and on top of things.
Maybe you absolutely hate prepping meals and grocery shopping is stressful for you. Find a meal planning system that can take the overwhelm out of cooking and prepping and that helps you feel in control.
Or maybe you hate to clean your house but can’t stand the clutter. Go online and research organizational hacks that can help you keep your house tidy in the easiest way possible.
Don’t be tied down to your overwhelm. Know that you can overcome it and in doing so, you are focusing on your self-care and sanity!
4. STOP winging it and START planning your goals
This is my favorite self-care tip! Many moms don’t fully understand the power of goals. And to truly master your time, productivity, and home management- goal setting is key!
To really focus on your self-care, start goal setting and stop waiting.
As a busy mom, I know that there are many things that I want to accomplish. In my head, I think to myself, “I’ll get around to it”, but then never do because something else always comes up. This can all be avoided if I just set what I wanted to do as a goal!
For example, I really wanted to work on my weight. Every morning I would wake up and tell myself that today is when I’m going to start some easy exercises. But, I never did because my day always gets so busy and I ended up forgetting. So instead, I set it as a goal and made time for it. Now that it was a goal of mine, I made action steps and a plan to achieve it.
It made me feel so accomplished!
What are some things you want to do?? Stop telling yourself you want to do something and actually make a plan to do it! Your future self will thank you!
Setting goals are so important for your mom self-care. Taking time to do things that you want to do and accomplishing things that make you happy will make you a better mom. Not because you’re being selfish, but because you are choosing to tend your yourself. After all, if your cup is empty as a mom, what do you have to pour out into your family??
Taking time to improve your mom self-care will make life easier and even more enjoyable. After all, a happy mom equals a happy family!
Here’s a quick recap for you to remember how you can truly focus on your self-care:
- STOP worrying about tomorrow and START focusing on what you can do now
- STOP making excuses and START seizing the day
- STOP overwhelm before it starts and START a system to help you stay calm and organized
- STOP winging it and START planning your goals
You can do it!!