Being a mom is hard work. You spend your days cooking, cleaning, and taking care of the kids. Some of you go to work all day and then come home to juggle the demands of your family. At the end of the day, you may forget to take care of yourself. Self-care as a mom is extremely important for your physical and mental health! There are a million ways you can do this, but here are my favorites!
It might take awhile to finish anything, but try to set aside even twenty minutes after bedtime or during naptime to read. You could read a new release, a classic, your bible, or a magazine. It is a great way to wind down for a bit.
When my toddler still napped, I always felt like I had to get so much done while she was down. Sometimes, the most important thing you can do is take a nap yourself! Your small child will wake up energized, so you should not feel bad about giving yourself some energy as well!
This one is the hardest of all. Try to find one day a month where you can do absolutely nothing. Send your child with a trusted adult and just sit around. The dishes and the vacuuming can wait while you recharge your batteries for just a little bit.
If you have a special needs child, these things are even more important. Momma in the Mix has some great tips to avoid parental fatigue as a special needs parent.
I’d love to hear from you! What keeps you sane as a mom? What is your favorite way to take care of yourself so that you can take care of your little humans?