Don’t know where to start your self-care mom journey from? Here are some tips we have for you. Easy and breezy, start incorporating them in your self-care journey today!!
Move, move, move
It is extremely important to include exercising in your routine. May it be 30 mins of yoga, stretching or just an hour of shakeup every day. It is important to get your body moving! Enrol yourself for a yoga class or do pilates. Dancing, swimming, running or cycling. This is your time and you need to make it out for yourself. You can now also hire a personal trainer from home and get your workout sessions from the comfort of your yoga mat at your house. All you have to do is show some determination and make your fitness your priority
Eat well, stay healthy
You need good and energizing fuel to run your body. Thus, you need to ensure that you are consuming high protein foods with high-quality ingredients. As a mother it is your natural tendency to put your kid first and yourself second. But you need to look at it from the other way around. When you take care of yourself and make yourself your first priority, this will be a lesson for your kids – A lesson on Self – care. Here are some simple ideas for developing a healthy eating habit – go vegetarian once a week, drink a lot of water, cut down on consumption of sugary foods, eliminate soda, shop at a farmer’s market for organic products, and cook more often
Make time for healthcare
Regular checkups are extremely important and hold crucial value in your life as well as the life of your kids. Thus, you should never miss regular checkups. Do not let your health fall down by the wayside. Many times women tend to ignore their medical conditions for a long period of time which leads to major health complications in the future. Thus, you need to focus on your healthcare. Schedule your annual checkups, get appropriate tests done and also visit a dentist for annual examinations and cleanups
Your sleep should be your priority
Mothers often times get stuck in the cycle of ‘getting this done before the kids wake up.’ This often leads to mothers skipping on their sleep and disrupting their sleep cycle. We all know the kind of adverse effects lack of sleep can have on our body. Sleep deprivation not only affects us physically but also disrupts our mental health. It leads to fatigue and lack of concentration. Long term sleep deprivation also increases the risk of depression, cardiovascular diseases and can lead to weight gain or Type 2 Diabetes. There are a number of things you should avoid close to bedtime. Stay away from food, alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, emotionally upsetting conversations. It is also important to develop a relaxing bedtime routine.
As a mother, you might get over engaged in day to day activities, but it is also important to stay connected to your own self. Make time for yourself and pamper yourself. Pursue your hobbies, maintain a journal, meditate. It is also important to keep yourself up to date with the latest industry trends. Don’t let your busy life make you go out of fashion. Do anything and everything that brings you joy. Joy is the way of life. Staying connected to our inner true passions is the only thing that keeps us joyful and makes us feel fully alive