The Ultimate Self-Care Guide for Moms
5 minute read, Written By: Momly
Hey, our wonderful moms, Mother’s Day is just around the corner and we can’t keep calm. As our community is majorly led by you moms, we would like to take this opportunity to pamper and shower you with love. On that note, we have put together few self-care ideas for you to rejoice and pat your backs for bringing the super-sheroe-ness in you. Try these ideas on this Mother’s Day and feel super special about yourself. Also, we would like to take a moment to applaud our mom community for the vibe they bring in our social media groups. We thank you for all the hard-earned wisdom/motherly instinct that you share with fellow moms. As a tribute, we have planned something special for you to spend time with fellow moms and bond over a DIY activity. You deserve this and much more so why wait, scroll down to know more.
Top self-care ideas for moms
Schedule a time for joy – Don’t get surprised. Just like you schedule important chores in your calendar, it is vital to set aside a time to relax and unwind. It clears your thought circuit and sets you up for the remainder of the day. You can fix a time in your day. It can be as little as 15 minutes. Just make sure that you are not distracted around that time or there are no interventions. Taking a stroll, listening to music, getting a relaxing bath, or just reading a book are some of the activities that you could schedule to feel refreshed and rejuvenated.
Engage in a fun activity – Re-establish a connection with the pursuits that make you happy and content. It could be anything you enjoy doing, such as gardening, playing an instrument, or painting. Make time for these interests and integrate them into your life.
Catch up with mom friends – Talk to your mom friends or plan a meet up with them. Mom friends invite joy in your life and help you connect with yourself. Build new connections over coffee or dinner. Mom friends are your village that help you raise your kids and it is important to invest in this relationship. Nurture your friendship by planning some getaway trips or sleepover. You can join Momly, the leading mom community, to establish new mom connections. And guess what, as some of the moms happen to be at your stage of life, they understand and value your opinions better than anyone.
Plan a dinner date for yourself – Planning a dinner date for yourself is the best way to practice self-care. Decide on a day, arrange for support system to take care of your child in your absence, choose a restaurant or some cosy café, dress up in your most loved outfit, and show up with confidence. Enjoy a special meal all by yourself. This is a best time to reflect, unplug or just breathe in the moment.
Journal or doodle – Practice mindfulness by journaling or doodling activity. Take a notebook and pen, sit in a comfortable space and just collect your thoughts to write/journal. You can practice gratitude journaling in the beginning to welcome more positivity and joy in your life.
Activate your exercise time - In addition to being good for your physical health, exercise is also good for your mental health. Try to get regular exercise. You can join dance workout classes like Zumba class or a swimming class to keep your whole body fit. A physical activity has truckloads of benefits. It can improve your mood, lessen stress, and give you more energy.
Get some sleep – It is okay to take a pause from your household chores. Getting a good quality rest should be your priority to get back with renewed energy. Set a bedtime ritual by switching off electronic gadgets. Engage in a soothing activity like reading a fun comic book or sharing jokes with your partner. Staying happy during bedtime will calm your anxiety and unsettling feelings. This happy bed time ritual will help you sleep without any difficulty and ensures you get a long restful sleep.
Celebrate with us – Momly social is just few days away. Dress up and be ready for the social gathering of moms and play date for your kids. This is a great opportunity to put a face to the name of the people you have been talking over Momly whatsapp group or Momly app. Meet them for real, catch-up over DIY scrub making activity and 3D painting session. You can book your special mommy seat by checking Momly events.