5 Self-Care Tips for Moms who Have No Time
Hey mamas! At one point or another, I think we are all guilty of saying “I don’t have time for that” or “no one will babysit, so I can’t go out”. I have five self-care tips for parents who say they have no time.
I first want to start off by talking about why self-care is important. The number 1 reason I think it is so important is because of burning out. You know when you are so busy running around with the kids, cooking, cleaning, laundry, and the other millions of things of your to-do list that you think you don’t have time for yourself. The truth is, if you don’t take care of yourself, you will burn out. You will get to a point of breaking down thinking that you can’t get everything done or stressing out on a regular basis.
Here are some tips on self-care that prevents me from burning out:
- Start by committing 15 mins a day
People often think that self-care has to be hours or a day at a time and that’s why people often say they don’t have time. If you commit to 15 minutes a day, even when you first wake up or go to bed, eventually working up to a night out with friends or your partner at least every month. People often think they need to spend money to take care of themselves, but there are so many things you can do in 15 minutes a day that will make you feel great! This takes me into my next point on what exactly can you do at home.
- Start Small
You always seem to have time to check social media or text everyone, but you say you never have time for yourself, am I right? I admit I was guilty of this too! Start small by doing something for yourself at home. Here is a list of things you can do at home:
- Switch off all electronics for at least 15 minutes
- Take a bath
- At-home Spa treatment – treat yourself to an at-home face mask from Glossier
- Write a gratitude list
Make YOU a priority. I know this one is hard, especially as a parent, but your kids rely on you. They know if you are stressed or having a bad day. Self-care isn’t something that should be ignored or put at the end of your to-do list, yet so many moms do. As a mom of 2, I understand that you have a million things on your to-do list. How about putting time for YOU at the top of your list?
- It’s okay to say no once in a while
If you have a million things on your to-do list and someone else adds something to it, remember that it is okay to say no or maybe another week.
- Ask for help
Why is it that we have a million things on our to-do list, yet we think we can’t ask for help? Well, so many people think it is a sign of weakness or failure as a parent, but it is NOT true. One of my favorite quotes by Les Brown is “Ask for help. Not because you are weak. But because you want to remain strong.”
You may also be interested in my blog post: 10 Easy Chores for Kids Under 6
Let’s help each other out! What are some things that you do to take care of yourself?
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