As a busy woman and mom, it’s often challenging thinking about your own wellbeing at all. You’ll have kids to consider, a career, a partner, and even a pet that seem to come before you in the pecking order. Juggling an array of tasks during daily life can be difficult, and by the time you’ve sorted out everyone else’s happiness; it’s time to go to bed then get up to do it all again the next day. However, by not making yourself a priority and neglecting your needs; you’ll soon suffer the effects of burnout and stress, and it will become even more of a challenge looking after anyone else. Therefore, it’s time to tackle those feelings of mom guilt
Regular time to recharge, focus on your wellbeing, putting an effort into how you’re feeling regarding appearance and inner confidence, will all lead to a far happier you, with plenty of energy to take on family life. Therefore, it’s a smart idea to get into the habit of self-care and you-time as soon as possible. Little breaks away from your routine and having things to look forward to are often enough for people to take the rest that life has to throw at them. The following are some ideas for those who need to start putting themselves first, without the dreaded mom guilt.
Something Just For You
A great way to release any pressure that’s built up from mom life, and to look after your needs, is to step into a fresh and enjoyable situation. Whether that means watching tummy tuck videos, meditating, or getting out to window shop; it’s important that the activity is something you enjoy, and you don’t have the kids with you. You probably don’t have the time or opportunity to go traveling for weeks on end. Therefore, you need to incorporate regular and feasible breaks into your weekly, or everyday routine.
If your head for a coffee each day, great; you’re already getting the hang of treating yourself. However, you can still mix things up and head somewhere new for coffee, lunch, and a break away from your office or home life. You’ll have the chance to be in new surroundings, take in a fresh environment, and even meet new acquaintances that might just become your friends.
Make The Small Stuff Count
When you’re busy and stuck in your routine every day; it can be easy to forget all those little things around you that can make you smile, and give you a positive outlook on your day. Taking time out for yourself, as discussed beforehand, is the first step in being able to take in your surroundings and think about what you have to appreciate. Feeling thankful and having gratitude for memories, situations, people, and things will help to keep your mind in a balanced and positive state.
Therefore, it’s important that you become more aware of what’s happening around you. Perhaps the barista put extra sprinkles on your spiced latte, or the colors of the fall leaves in the park today are more beautiful than yesterday. Whatever sparks that bit of joy in your head and brings a smile to your face is going to be great for your mind, body, and soul, and often those are the things that come for free.