Moms are busy people. Regardless of whether you have a career or are a stay-at-home parent, you are go-go-going every second of the day. That is why wellness is so critical. If you don’t care for your health or your mental wellbeing, you can very quickly run straight into a breakdown. But because you are a mom, you won’t allow yourself to have one.
Moms deserve to relax. Moms deserve to feel healthy and happy. If you don’t currently feel that way, then it is time to take back your day. Restructure routines and reset expectations so that you can get the pampering you need and still be the rockstar mom you know you are.
Improve Your Diet and Consider Supplements
A healthy body equates to a healthy life, but with all the effort you put into making healthy meals for the kids in the morning, it might seem like there isn’t enough time for you. A lot of this can be managed, however, and all you need to do is get everyone on board to help out.
With lunches, for example, preparation is key. Work with your kids to make homemade, healthy food to add to their lunches (and to your own). Store it and then simply pack it up on the day for your kids and for yourself. Boom! Healthy, home-cooked foods for everyone with minimal effort in the morning.
Of course, a healthy diet can be hard to maintain, especially on the go. That is why getting into the habit of supplements can give you the vitamins you need and simply aren’t getting. Some supplements can even help target specific ailments. If you wanted a natural pain remedy, for example, then you could try out some CBD products.
Make Time for a Full Night’s Sleep
No coffee in the world can make up for a bad night’s sleep. That is why you need to start setting a bedtime for yourself. It doesn’t matter if the only time you have to yourself is after the kids go to bed. If you don’t get that full night of rest, you are going to struggle through the day. Your stress levels will mount, and you will suffer.
If going to bed at a set time and waking up 8 or 9 hours later isn’t working, then you will want to try more targeted methods. Try drinking more water regularly throughout the day and then finishing off with a calming nighttime tea before bed. You could also aim to not look at electronic screens after the sun sets, and try reading before bed to calm your mind.
Pamper Yourself with a Great Routine
You deserve a little bit of pampering every day, and if the only time you get that is in the morning or before bed, then that will have to do. Invest in some great face creams and masks, get yourself a chair so that you can sit and enjoy the process, and work in enough time to go through your whole routine. You’ll look fantastic and feel fantastic as a result.
Schedule Time to Focus on Your Passions Once a Week
If you need help booking time off to focus on something you love, then enroll in a class. You can then hire a babysitter to take care of your kids or let your partner handle them for a few hours. Apply this to a date night with your partner or drinks with friends, or even just for some alone time.
Get Your Whole Family Involved with Chores
When it comes to chores, you need everyone on board. Do it together, and you can combine chore time with bonding time. Some tasks, like cooking meals, can become truly special. Not only will you have fun teaching your kids new recipes, but you will also be giving them valuable life skills for later on.
Being a mom is a full-time job. Just like you don’t get a break at work, you don’t get a break at home either, and although you might feel like nothing will change, it can! If you take back just a little time for yourself, focus on building healthy routines that offer you a full night’s sleep and a healthy body, and get your family to help, then you really can have it all. Don’t let anything stand in your way, and continue being the supermom that your kids already think you are.