5 Tips for Moms to Make Time for Themselves
Look no further than the nearest mom if you want to see a superhero in real life. Mothers often seem supernatural in the way they can keep so many plates spinning. But the truth is many moms are running on fumes, giving so much of themselves to others and leaving little time for the things they enjoy.
Because we’re hoping to change that, we’re sharing our top 5 tips for Moms who could use a little “me time”.
Schedule Time for Yourself
It may sound silly, but putting “me time” on your calendar is a great way to build a little self-care into your week. Making time for yourself is just as important as getting your hair cut or seeing your doctor, so schedule it accordingly.
Start slowly by blocking off one hour of time each week to take care of yourself. As you get used to the idea, you can increase it to 2 – 3 times each week (or as often as you like!).
Spend Time in Nature
Getting outside isn’t just good for your mental well-being but can also improve your health. Research shows that spending time in nature can reduce blood pressure, ease muscle tension, and lower heart rates. It also helps you to feel calm while reducing stress and anger.
So, get outdoors. Take a walk in your neighborhood or head to the nearest park. If you can’t get away for an hour, use your own backyard. Take off your shoes and let your feet enjoy the feel of the grass. You may also try joining an outdoor meditation or yoga class.
If you love being creative, try your hand at crafting. Creating something from any medium can boost self-confidence and improve your mood.
If you’re not interested in gathering all the supplies required, consider ordering Craftikit. Your kit arrives packed with 20 unique and creative projects conveniently organized in their own envelopes. And everything you need to start crafting is included right in the kit.
Best of all, Craftikit is perfect for crafters of any age so you can get your kids and other family members in on the fun. Or set your kids up in the corner with the kit and enjoy yourself a nice cup of afternoon coffee or tea!
Carving out time to read is like sending your brain on a mini vacation. There are so many different genres available that you’re sure to find something that appeals to you.
It may sound silly to set aside time for reading, but it is a luxury that many of us put on the back burner…to our own detriment since reading has been shown to boost self-esteem and reduce stress by as much as 68%!
Create a Luxe Bedtime Routine
Yes, prepping for bed can be luxurious self-care with a little know-how. Give yourself an extra hour before bed and start with a warm bath or shower. Indulge in a quality skincare routine that will leave your skin plump and hydrated the next morning. Invest in a set of really good sheets that feel luxurious against your skin and spritz them with linen spray before snuggling in.
This is the perfect place to enjoy your reading before drifting off to dreamland.
There’s no doubt about it…moms are amazing. We hope these tips help you or the mom in your life get the TLC she so deserves!