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12 Self-Care Ideas for Moms

12 Self-Care Ideas for Moms

Parenting can be tiring. Here are 12 self-care ideas for moms who could use a pick-me-up. As mothers, we are often too busy taking care of the needs of others to properly take care of ourselves. Our wellness is the last thing on our minds until we get sick or hit a level of burnout that cannot be ignored. If this is not a problem for you, please do share your secrets in the comments!

I’m trying to be better at carving out parts of my day to recharge. It’s certainly not easy. Don’t get me wrong, I love doing things with my kids but I also enjoy a little downtime. Some days are more hectic than others. Instead, of elaborate self-care regimens, I focus on little activities and experiences that help me to reset. Having something relaxing to look forward to helps to keep me going during the chaos. 

If you’re seeking simple ways to recharge and brighten your day, these self-care ideas are for you: 

12 Self-care Ideas for Moms

Order Food for Delivery

There is no better feeling than having your favorite meal delivered to you. No prep, or clean-up. Instead of eating your kid’s leftover chicken nuggets, treat yourself to food delivery. Having a proper meal is always a mood booster. 

Luxurious Skincare

If you’re a busy mom, spa days require a lot of organization. Instead, bring the spa home by investing in luxurious skincare to treat yourself as needed. A soothing face mask is a lovely way to end the day. I love Credo Beauty for all non-toxic skin essentials. Use discount code: CLEAN10 for 10% off of your first purchase.

Bubble Bath 

Soak the stress away with a relaxing bubble bath. I love this non-toxic lavender bubble bath for extra relaxation. It’s meant for kids but I use it anyway.

Stretching 

Caring for small children can be rough on the body. Stretch it out for a few minutes on a yoga mat. Keep it in a place where you will be reminded to use it.  

Meditation/Deep Breathing 

Meditation or deep breathing are simple ways to reset. If meditation isn’t for you, try Wim-Hof’s free breathing tutorials for a guided approach to relaxation.

Upgrade Your Sheets

Upgrading your sheets is a great way to enhance your sleep experience. I’ve been loving Boll & Branch sheets lately. They get softer with every wash. I look forward to pouring into bed at the end of the day. 

Reading 

I love to read but I find it hard to find the time to dig into a book. Instead of committing to hours of reading, I focus on one chapter before bed.

Infrared Sauna

For those days when you have extra time to spare, using an infrared sauna can be a great way to boost your well-being. Saunas can promote relaxation, decrease muscle pain, and promote better sleep. Many spas have them onsite.

Hiring Help

Consider hiring help for a few hours to give yourself a real break. Sites like sittercity.com and care.com, make it easy to post jobs or search for immediate care in your area. You can also read reviews and run background checks on prospective childcare providers.

Scenic Drive

On those days, when all else fails, grab your kids, pick up your favorite beverage, and go for a scenic drive. Sometimes a change of scenery or giving the kids a car nap while you enjoy a cup of coffee is the only way to get through the day. 

Text Therapy

No time to see a therapist? There are apps like BetterHelp and Talkspace making access to mental health easier through text support. Skip having to find a provider in your network and waiting weeks to get an appointment.

Phone a Friend

Sometimes the best self-care is connecting with a friend to improve your spirits. 

Hopefully, these 12 self-care ideas for moms are inspiring you to take time for yourself more regularly. Every day may look different but having something small to look forward to helps break up the chaos of the day. Taking care of ourselves is how we can show up in the best possible way for our kids.