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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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Celestial Descent : Book Review.

Title: Celestial Descent.
Author: Kiran Sandhu
Genre: Poetry
Language: English
Pages: 147
Format: Ebook and Paperback both
Publisher: Notionpress
Availability: Amazon, Flipkart India and International.

About the author:

Kiran Sandhu, with a Masters in Development and Planning from University College London and a PhD in Urban and Environmental Planning from Griffith University, Australia is currently based in Holy city Amritsar. This is her first literary publication.

About the book:The book is a collection of 27 soulful poetries added with illustrations, further categorized into 4 sections ‘Divine Encounters’, ‘Nature’s Musings’, ‘Revered Touch’ and ‘The oneness’ that embark you on the divine journey and unravel the musings of a human soul.

So basically it’s a way to find out the real and deep meaning of life, observing nature and get a spiritual feel.

Read more book reviews: https://kaurstylefile.wordpress.com/2020/06/27/book-review-the-corner-cradle-by-supriya-shukla/

Review:

Last month while scrolling Instagram I came across this book and instantly decided to give it a read. (EBook)Each and every poem is intriguing enough to not let you keep down this book until you finish. However the poems are 3-4 pages long. The beautiful illustrations help you connect with the soulful words.

The book takes you away from negativity and soothes your mind and soul. Written down in an easy yet enlightening way. One can resonate with the imagination of the poetess as we all yearn for some solace and are in quest to find the truth of universe in this materialistic world.

The book talks about the divine encounter, messages of universe, quest of every individual, nature’s musings, understanding the own self and much more.

As I have written above the book is categorized in four sections:

Divine Encounters : The first section is about authors imagination about the encounters with great Avatars like Lord Buddha, Shri Guru Nanak, Lord Krishna, Lord Jesus who bestow their enlightenment upon her.

Nature’s Musings: In this section through every element of Nature like sun, ocean, sky etc. the poetess emphasises on the importance of wonderful creations of God, admiring the surrounding beauty, cherishing every moment as nobody is immortal.

Revered To Touch: The third section is about understanding the eternal truths of life. In the poems author seems to give ode to breath, love and death. Some verses also portray the importance of sorrow because due to its presence, joy holds value.

The oneness: The last section talks about the merge of every spirit into the divine ocean of supreme power. The verses also explain about creator, devil, miracles in life etc..

Although all the verses are amazing but if ask me I would say I liked the last section of ‘The Oneness’. Through her words the poetess appeals us to dance to the rhythm of life, stop measuring the success with wealth and fame, feel the Supreme in every single breath you take, witness every miracle with wonder before it’s too late.

So, overall a thought provoking and insightful set of poems.

Read:

https://kaurstylefile.wordpress.com/2020/06/13/book-review-you-are-blooming-by-swarnali-nath/

Celestial Descent by Kiran SandhuCelestial Descent by Kiran Sandhu

This book should be read by everyone once to comprehend their own self as it’s going to teach you a lot.

Concluding the review with some lines from the book:

“Human I made you, the most higher of all species
But you used my divine gifts to shatter and hammer to pieces
this heavenly earthen home and the lesser life forms you really own nothing
yet you call everything your own
your tremendous egos have created wars and famine bringing immense havoc to all creations mine.”

“We humans are nothing but waves on the ocean
Alive for a brief moment and then we must return
As you to the ocean, we to the eternal one
To the creator that gave us the gift divine.”

“What kept me going, I never did ponder
Worldly desires made me dive deep yonder
As if that was all I was here forMe, myself and all that was more
And today, as I lie on the bed
Gaping for air and my battered breath
I feel her go in and out
As if it in my ears my breath does shout.”


Hope you enjoyed the review. If you liked the book you can check it on Amazon.

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