When it comes to busy working moms, we need all the support we can get. Offen times we forget that the biggest support we can give ourselves is #selfcare.
While self-care should be on the top of our lists, when you add school drop-offs, working, home duties and other responsibilities. Everything else always seems to come first before our much-needed personal time. Instead of overworking yourself until you burn out. Add some self-care in your life. Remember, you can not give your family 100 percent of yourself if you do not feel your best. Here are my tips:
1. Schedule self-care!
I want you to create a block in your calendar that is used for only you. Not you completing an assignment or making time to do something around the house. This time is for some much-needed self-care. If you do not schedule it, you will easily push it off to do something else. Go grab your planner or calendar and create an hour block that is all about you.
2. Emphasize activities that you enjoyed
I want you to make a list of 10 things that you truly enjoyed doing but stopped for not having enough time in your day. Now, choose three of those things and figure out a way you can fit them in your schedule. If you enjoyed reading before. Create a time where you read for an hour at night three days out of the week. Or go pamper yourself every two weeks for three hours. Go back to enjoying things you used to do before you became a working mother.
3. Workout with your kids
Working out can some times be hard to fit into your schedule and often times gets put on the back burner. Instead of assuming you have no time to workout, include your kids! Things like push-ups, jumping jacks, burpees and more can be easily followed or copied by children. My kids love attempting to do my workout videos with me.
4. Don’t stop your beauty routine; just simplify it
When we look good we definitely feel good. I know I’m not that only one that feels that way! Invest in dry shampoo or leave-in conditioner. Come up with a plan to cut your routine down in half. That way you can keep taking care of yourself without feeling guilty that it takes a long time.
5. Remind yourself of the domino effect
Instead of putting self-care off because something else seems more important. Reflect on how including self-care in your schedule will affect other tasks. A great example is those all-nighters you may have. I am definitely guilty of those! Instead of staying up all night trying to complete a project. Tell yourself if you do not get enough sleep, you will not be able to perform great the next day.
These are some self-care tips I’ve incorporated into my life and I hope it helps you. Remember, for us to give our family and work our best, we must feel our best.