You cook, clean, take care of the kids. You go to work and juggle all of the demands that come with your job and still find time to make your family feel important.
At the end of the day who is taking care of you? Yes, I said it right. Who is taking care of you, mommy?
You can only give so much of yourself before you eventually have nothing left to give. This is why it is important to make sure you are refilled on a consistent basis.
Never taking care of yourself leads to resentment, burn out, or making a wrong decision that can cause you to spiral out of control. Trust me. I know.
Hey. Give yourself a break every now and then. You deserve it.
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I read this blog post by Kimberly at Cherished Wives that is a great resource for self care ideas for moms. She explains in the post that we have four cups. Our mental, emotional, physical and spiritual cups that we have to make sure stay full.
Instead of trying to keep all four cups full everyday. Focus on one or two at a day.
It really doesn’t have to be complicated. It could be as simple as writing in your journal when you wake up before everyone in the house does every other day. Then repeating affirmations after completing a few minutes of yoga before bed.
Practicing daily self care will make you a better woman and a better mother. Need more ideas? Check out these self care ideas for moms by 50 awesome moms.
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Jennifer | Living Simple
I have a hard time falling asleep at night. Winding down for me has always been difficult. I find getting up and making tea, very specifically a mix of Sleepy Time and Peppermint really do the trick. I need my sleep and this seems to help.
Priyanka| The Cosy Space
I drop off my toddler at my parent’s place once a week so that I can catch up with a couple of friends or do some shopping. My girl loves being at her grandparents’ house, my parents are more than happy to spend time with her, and I get some me time.
Kat | Virtual, At Last!
Get a massage at least once a week. I also like to journal about my day. I set daily goals and keep track of my habits. Every single day I get up and set my intentions, meditate and journal.
Kayla | Parenting Expert to Mom
I take time to move my body everyday. It is the best way for me to feel energized and it keeps my mind clear. Some days I will take a quick walk or do a short workout video to get some movement in.
Janelle | Janelle Wright
I workout. This may not be as simple for new moms. But, meditation and exercise helps me maintain clarity throughout my work week for myself and being present with my family.
Karen | Karen Sincerely
For me, self-care is so important! I do little things all week to take care of me such as a face mask, reading my book, doing my nails or taking a bubble bath. Each day I try to do one thing that makes me feel good!
Jacqui | Flights of Fancy Mom
I put aside time every week to allow myself a DIY facial with a charcoal mask. I take time to do my nails as well. I developed high blood pressure after being laid off for almost a year and not giving myself any downtime while looking for a job.
Tere | The Preemie Mom’s Guide to the Galaxy
The thing I like the most is my weekly feet spa. On Saturdays I wait until hubby and baby are asleep, I fill a plastic tub with warm water, I then soak my feet with salts and oils for 15 minutes, exfoliate with a special cream, and lay down to rest!
Jenna | Easy Skin Therapy
My self care time is dedicating time towards taking care of my skin. I usually set about 20 minutes aside for me time, which is so therapeutic. I usually set that time aside for the morning, and right before bed or just right after a shower.
Jennifer | The Mommying Life
Essential Oils (diffuse during the day to decrease stress), a date night with myself 1-2x per week where I take a salt bath then relax in bed, nightly skincare routine, reading a devotional am or pm, working out when I can.
Elizebeth | Beauty of Selah
I just recently started taking care of myself this year, after being pregnant and nursing 3 kids for the last six years. I wake up every morning before my children to pray and read my bible, exercise, shower and actually do my make up.
Nicole | The Believe & Balance Lifestyle Blog
Three to four times per week I try to do yoga or meditate alone in my bedroom. It helps me ground my energy and focus on my own needs. I also spend time listening to music to put myself in a better mood if I’m feeling down.
Michael | MMMCuster
I do yoga & meditate daily and I like to make things with my hands, ie knit, needlepoint and work with leather. I try to work on my projects in any spare time that I have.
Michele | Hello Lovely Studio
Daily prayer is the most important thing I do. I love to sweep my floors and silently surrender my burdens and offer thanks for my many blessings. Even the most mundane tasks at home are sacred when my heart is open so the light can get in.
Katerina | Katerina Baratta
I always make sure to check in with myself every day and stay present with how I’m feeling. If I notice myself feeling grumpy, impatient, or tired, I know that it’s time for some self-care. My #1 go-to is a nice hot bath with epsom salts and a book.
Indya | The Small Adventurer
No alarms on weekends, with zero guilt. I don’t sleep well, so that’s the ultimate gift I can give myself. I also have a daily smoothie for breakfast, and incorporate as much vegetables into my day as I can, as I know my body needs them.
Robyn | Robyn O’Brien Photography
It’s the smaller things in life that will save you. The promise of a hot cuppa every morning and a night off once a week. It’s a life saver. I grant myself permission to enjoy a cuppa every morning to start my day off right, trust me it worth it.
Alenka | Twins Baby Duo
My toddlers usually don’t sleep throughout the night. Even when they do. I wake up often to check up on them. One thing that I need to do for my self-care is to catch up on my sleep two to three times a week for an hour or so. I nap when they nap.
Brandi | Pint-Sized NOLA
Self-care in my world is a difficult. In my day to day I try to do something mindful, even if it is something as simple as washing my hands. Making an effort to do one mindful thing daily can bring me from chaos to clarity in a few minutes.
Laura | Excuse The Mess
I try to take a hot bath at least once a week…..I shut my phone off and sit in my silent bathroom and I absolutely love it. I do this either at nap time or late at night after every-one is in bed. I always feel so much better afterwards!
Kanani | The Work at Home Mom Life
Self care for me looks like waking up before my four kiddos and hubby. I start my day around 4 AM, which allows me some much needed quiet time, time to meditate and journal before the day gets ahead of me.
Mallory | Mom of W.A.R., Hear My Roar
My youngest is an early riser, so I’m not always successful, but I wake up 30 minutes earlier every morning. I do this so that I have time for myself, whether that means getting something done, eating breakfast sitting down, or watching a T.V. show.
Thank you to all of the mothers that contributed to this amazing post! These self care ideas for moms would not be possible without the contributions these amazing moms.
What do you like to do for self care? Let me know in the comments. I would love for you to share your self care ideas for moms.