No matter what time of year it is, it always good to talk about self-care for busy moms. Mothers always put themselves on the backburner, and during the times they choose not to, mom guilt sets in. But why? All moms need some form of self-care. I know for myself, as a full-time working mom and blogger, finding time for myself is hard, but I know how necessary it is for me to get at least 30-minutes of ‘me time’ so that I can maintain my sanity. Keep reading as I’m sharing self-care tips for busy moms.
Ask for Help
Speaking from personal experience, I know how hard it is as a mom to ask for help. But, you should because we all need a break sometimes even if it is just for an hour or two. Look within your circle and ask your family or friends for help. My husband and I have a great village inclusive of our moms, siblings and best friends on whom we can rely for a much-needed break.
Exercise and Eat Healthy
Since being a mom is a full-time job, I don’t know about you, but I know that it takes a lot of energy. That said, as moms, we have to make sure our bodies are fit from the inside out. That means eating healthily, taking our vitamins and getting in some exercise. I must admit, I do not exercise like I used to, if at all, but I do try and walk around on my lunch break. That counts for something. Plus, it helps me to clear my mind.
Do Something You Love Doing
Remember that thing that you used to do a lot that you enjoyed before becoming a mom? Yeah, that thing. Do it! Listen, we do not get our time back. Just because we are moms does not mean that we have to give up. Devote some time out of your day or week to do it, but don’t give it up completely. Take me for instance, I like to read and listen to ratchet music. Please don’t judge me for the latter. On my way to work or on my way home I listen to my music. On my lunch breaks, I sometimes read. It takes me longer to finish books now, but I am still reading. I also love to do makeup.
Invest in Your Relationships
I am guilty of this. I have friends that I haven’t seen in years, but we do stay in contact via social media. But there is nothing like chilling with your homegirls in-person. Make time for that.
Also, if you have a significant other, don’t neglect them either. Plan a date night. This goes back to asking for help because your relationship with your significant other is important to keep intact while you’re raising the kids so that when they leave the house, it remains that way. So ask your circle for help so you can have a date night or weekend getaway.
For me, sitting down and having a glass of my favorite wine while watching my favorite primetime show can be just the right thing to help me settle down. I enjoy Mionetto Rosé Extra Dry, a fruity sparkling wine that is great on its own or with seafood, which is also a favorite of mine.
Self-Care for Busy Moms is Different for Everyone
Self-care is different for every mother. It does not necessarily mean having a spa day or treating yourself to that designer bag you’ve been lemming over. It can be something as simple as taking a long drive home so that you can listen to your favorite – in my case, ratchet – music. It can mean eating healthier or finally taking up that hobby you’ve been thinking about. Whatever it is, do it! You have to protect your health and mental well-being to prevent the risk of burning out. Because if you aren’t physically and mentally healthy yourself, you can’t be available for your family.
How Do You Practice Self-Care?
Disclosure: Mionetto wines provided a sample for review consideration. All opinions are my own and are honest.