Busy moms have a lot to deal with, from work stress to household chores, school drop-offs, social events, and more. It is easy to forget self-care when you have so much to handle every day. Ignoring your wellness will take a toll on your body and mind eventually. The last thing you will want to happen is burnout that keeps you from handling your responsibilities at home and work. Fortunately, you can prevent the nightmare from becoming real by doing a bit of self-care despite the shortage of time and jam-packed schedules. Here are some actionable ideas that even super-busy moms can try.
Use early mornings to your advantage
The biggest barrier to mommy self-care is the lack of time. You can easily overcome this hindrance by waking up an hour early and using the extra time to your advantage. Build a self-care routine that fits this magic hour. Start your day with a cup of herbal tea and follow up with a few minutes of deep breathing and meditation. Invest half an hour in a strenuous workout, and you will have a perfect start for the day.
Sneak exercise into the day
If you want to go the extra mile for shedding some pounds, you can easily sneak exercise into your tight schedule. Walk to the supermarket and take stairs instead of the elevator. You can go swimming or cycling with kids every evening or start a dance class with them. Everyone in the family will stay physically active and have an opportunity to spend time together. When it comes to working out, consistency is the key. It hardly matters what exercise you choose as long as you are regular with it.
Try a natural stress-buster
You may be great at multitasking, but the pressure of being a busy mom will stress you at some times. It is best to try a natural stress-buster for relief because an anti-anxiety medication can do more harm than good. You can try honey oil for help as it relieves stress naturally without any side effects. It is high in THC, the cannabinoid that does wonders for your nerves and induces relaxation faster than you can imagine. You can vape or smoke it to get instant benefits. If you didn’t want to consume a cannabis product, you could look into an alternative like kratom. There are many uses for kratom but, among those, it helps to calm the mind and relieve feelings of stress and anxiety, so it’s definitely worth looking into if you wanted a natural, cannabis-free, option.
Take a break
Although it sounds impossible, you must take a break once in a while because you deserve it as much as anyone else does. Seek support from your partner or family, and leave the kids with them for a few hours. Go out with your girl gang, watch a movie, have dinner, and experience the pleasure of free life. You may even plan a solo trip twice a year. A little help from your partner can go a long way in elevating your self-care routine.
Get enough sleep
Getting adequate sleep is a crucial self-care practice that no mommy should miss out on. It alleviates stress, strengthens the immune system, boosts energy levels, and improves memory. Try going to bed an hour early to make up for the early morning routine. If sleep seems to evade you, try cutting down to screen time. Sip on herbal tea and meditate at bedtime, and you will surely sleep better.
You may want to be a supermom, but realistic expectations make life easier. Don’t try to be perfect, be real instead. Make conscious efforts to invest in self-care, and you will be a happy mom.