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10 Ultimate and Simple Self Care Ideas For Moms.

Self care is a process or an activity we follow in order to take care of our physical and mental health.But often this concept is neglected by moms.

Being the prime caretaker of the house, moms mostly prioritise others happiness, wishes and care.They tend to keep their own desires and needs at the back seat.
And it’s normal.
Same was with me.

We are conditioned in such a way where perfectionism is the only thing that matters, isn’t it?

Moms don’t care how they feel about themselves, the only thing that makes them happy and content is that they are keeping their family happy.

Mom’s job is the best job but a hard job too. So, it’s vital that we make an effort for ourselves.

Moms often think a lot and tend to get engross in guilts, considering it as a selfish act, even I did!

But the fact is that if moms aren’t happy or feeling better, how can they make others happy or take care good care of others.

Also read: I admit I am not a perfect mom, do you?

I never acknowledged the practice of self care, until the pressure started taking a toll on my mental and physical health.
I was left fatigued and grumpy performing all the house chores, motherly duties and other responsibilities.

As a mom, I realized that this is the best thing I could do for myself.

Soon, I found my solace in reading and later, writing!

Hence, it’s vital to incorporate such self care habits that help you achieve a meaningful life, to be the best version of yourselves.

Benefits of self care for moms:

  • Makes you productive and efficient.
  • Helps gain self confidence.
  • Boosts your mental and physical health.
  • Role model for your child.
  • Fills positivity.
  • You start loving and valuing yourself.

Also read: Do Sunday exists in a moms life?

Here I am sharing what I know to be true about self care. Hope this post motivates you to take action and take your self care to the next level.

1. Move your body: Pregnancy changes a woman’s body. Bulgy fat, change in posture, hormonal imbalance, back pain are some of the issues faced post delivery. Moreover while catering family’s needs women tend to ignore their health which lead to severe health problems.
Now it’s time to bring your body back into alignment. Practice yoga, zumba, aerobics or even light exercises under the supervision of your gynecologist. Physical fitness can’t be avoided. If still can’t manage start with a light walk, climb stairs or just simple dance moves can aid in keeping your body active and more productive.

2. Feed your body well: To keep your body healthy and fit, you need to feed it well. Eat healthy and nutritious meals to get back the energy. Avoid junk, caffeine and alcohol. Drink plenty of water. Eating healthy and well-balanced diet improves your stamina, provides energy and nutrition to your body.Healthy food also plays a key role in balancing hormones, aid in obesity, depression and immune diseases.

3. Mental boost: Taking care of your kids and being available 24 hours for them can sometimes leave you exhausted and drained for the rest of the day. It’s important to keep yourself sane or this might affect your overall physical and mental health. Mental peace is much required while taking care of kids.
Cultivate a hobby such as sketching, dancing, singing, reading as they provide relaxation to you minds and also boost your creativity.

4. Take a break: Looking after your children, taking care of your house and managing other duties at the same time can be daunting. Don’t drag yourself in order to prove your self perfect. After all it’s your body not a machine. Take a short nap and give rest to your body as chores can wait. Also indulge in activities that rejuvenate you. Pamper yourself because if you look good, you feel good.

5. Get enough sleep: For moms, sleep is often the last thing in their routine. Lack of sleep increases the risk of heart disease, depression and diabetes. A good sound sleep is the secret of good health.

6. Ask for help: Often moms feel shy or embarrassment asking for any kind of help. They pressurise themselves to complete the task. Free yourself from any burden or workload that is overwhelming you. Asking for help doesn’t mean you are not capable or you are less than anyone.

7. Connect with others: Be in touch with your friends and family. Talk to them if you feel low or need advice. Organise a get-together or picnic on weekends with family. Good relationships can make you happy, entertained and relieve stress.

8. Practice gratitude: The best thing to keep yourself away from depression or any kind of negativity is to focus on positivity. Be grateful for what you have achieved or done. Write down about your achievements, the moments that brought smile on your face or
write journals.

9. Joy of being a parent: Apart from all the deadlines and hardships, engage with your little ones. Spend quality time with them. Please, dance or cuddle with them. Celebrate the joy of motherhood rather than overwhelming yourself in trying to be perfect. Feel proud of all the hard work you put into being a mom. A child needs a happy mom rather than a perfect mom.

10. Spend time in nature: Try to be close with the nature. Spending time amidst nature brings serenity and peace. Watch birds chirping, a river flowing or sunrise and sunset. Grow plants and take care of them. Walk up to the nearest garden with greenery around.

Also read: My ways of self care methods when life got overwhelmed.

Incorporating these tips in your self care routine will not only help you work productively but, boost your emotional, physical and mental health.
Just find what it is that refuels you, brings you peace and happiness. Moreover taking better care of yourself is important.

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Mom of two boys, homemaker loves sharing her thoughts and experiences about mom and baby care, diy skin and hair care , beauty recipes.Blogging has given me new friends, new world and a lot of confidence which has helped me to find a new me and I still have to go a long way to explore more. I believe the most beautiful thing a woman can wear is her confidence. Thanks.

40 thoughts on “10 Ultimate and Simple Self Care Ideas For Moms.

  1. Self care is must for every mother. When we are feeling good, the entire house feels good. A slight drop in our mood affects the whole house. And it also affect our functionality. I do almost everything you have mentioned in the list. Just one thing – I do not take naps. But to balance it out, I try to keep my weekends little relaxed in terms of work.

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  2. A mother’s job is the most difficult job. Not only she has to shape and direct her kids, a mother has to manage family resources efficiently as well as look after the household chores. Not many may have luxury to have helping hand. Moreover this work often go unappreciated. As a human being a mother is bound to feel down and low some due to routine work, some due physiological changes happening inside the body. It is very important mother know what is going on and how to stay on top of the happenings. From this point, the tips provided in this post are invaluable. I think everyone must read.

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  3. Sonia, I think I am following almost all your tips. Thanks for sharing and reminding as self care especially for moms is of utmost importance as we some time forget what we want while taking care of other’s wants.

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  4. Great tips dear and i agree that we as a mom always busy in serving our family and forget to take good care of ourselves. self care is must to be happy and keep others happy. your tips are so good and for me, spending time in nature works best. it relives my stress and give me a boost to complete my other mothering and household responsibilities.

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  5. Mothers dont care about themselves because they are too busy about caring for others and the household. But I feel that we are rsponsilibity for our own health so we only have to take care of ourselves. No one will do it.

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  6. Self care is most importantly but sadly the most under rated. Especially for moms who take care of everyone else but not themselves. The tips you shared are very useful and must follow.

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  7. Mothers tend to put the family first, but self-care is really important. You cannot be a caregiver if you don’t take care of yourself. These are indeed great tips and am sure would be useful for all the mothers out there.

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  8. Great tips. Self-care is not selfish; it’s one of the best things you can do for your kids. Taking a break from family can cause guilt and anxiety in mothers and fathers alike. Being on and at the ready for your children at all times can cause burnout and make things that could be everyday treasures feel like everyday chores.

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  9. So true. Women, especially moms, forget to care for themselves as they get busy with responsibilities. Sometimes a post like this acts a reminder why it is important to take care of oneself. Iam a strong believer that only when you love yourself and take care of your physical and mental health can you take care of others.

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  10. There is NO perfect mom Sonia. We all learn and grow. The journey for each is personal and different. I thought I had everything sorted out but right now going through a really bad anxiety phase. Fighting it out.

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  11. I am the happiest soul at this moment as just by reading your post, I am finding I have started all the 10 tips of caring for myself mentally and physically. Hope I am on the right path now. After my second delivery, I messed up with my routine, now living a renovated routine where I put a space for my glee hour also, really making my day shiner than before. Well said, Self-care cannot be ignored at any cost. We, mothers, are famous for ignoring it to the peak.

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  12. I follow almost all the tips you have shared and I second your views, what you have shared works, we have to deliberately make it a practice to follow a few things to see the changes happening inside and then outside us. Great Post Sonia.

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  13. Only happy mothers can raise happy kids. Wonderful tips shared for mothers. Taking a break from daily routine and doing sometimes for yourself is much needed for a mother.

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  14. The last person to take care is a mother. All.. All mothers nee to read this, and for a change work on themselves in a different way or a way mentioned by you. It improves self-esteem and increases the morale too. A short visit to the spa rejuvenates me. The simplest of things is the most difficult to do.

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  15. Great tips dear and your tips are so good . I genuinely make efforts to give myself some time . It relives my stress and give me a boost to complete my other responsibilities.

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  16. What a wonderful set of tips Sonia. As a recent mom, I can resonate with this post a lot. I believe that ‘a happy mom makes a happy kid’ and these tips would surely ensure that.

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  17. Mother is that person of a family which keeps on working day and night. She should get a relaxation in someother ways like a lot of love and care. These tips will sure relax her and give her mental peace.

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