Self Care: You’re More Than A Mom

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We have all heard of self care, but what does it really mean?

Self care can be anything that refreshes, heals or rejuvenates you.

When you have little ones to take care of, their needs naturally come before yours and a majority of moms just feel guilty devoting time to themselves.

Stop right there.

Stop feeling guilty for treating yourself on a regular basis.

We aren’t the robotic housewives of the 1950’s and moms juggle more at home or continue their career without skipping a beat. First, there needs to be a change in the way you view yourself and your worth. Realize that your needs are important and without you steering the ship, everything falls off course. Next, radiate that positivity to other people and send the right message.

If you aren’t the poster child of self love yet, that’s completely okay. Here’s some easy ways to make it happen.

It only takes a few minutes to get yourself feeling great. Dedicating a half hour of your daily routine to sprucing yourself up is sure to boost your confidence. Take some extra time styling your hair and getting a little more adventurous with your makeup.

Self care can be 100% free of charge. Listen to some upbeat energizing music and let yourself sing out loud, or cozy up to your favorite show on the couch. Wear a fancy push-up bra grocery shopping and wind down your evening with a glass of wine after putting the kids to bed.

Whatever makes you feel your best, start there.

Alongside all the free ways to be a little more self loving, you need luxury in your life. Splurge on a spa day for yourself, get that top shelf pedicure, order the chocolate cake and buy those shoes you’ve had your eye on.

Treat yourself and have no doubt that you are worth a little decadence.

Plan a long vacation. We aren’t talking about a weekend away. Call up your in-laws and book a 10 day cruise. You need some down time, give yourself plenty of time to rejuvenate.

Once per week you should focus on spending some time to yourself. Dedicate several hours to doing whatever you want to do, it’s important that you can enjoy some peace and quiet. If your idea of a slice of heaven is a night at a hotel with a jacuzzi tub then you need to book that into your schedule immediately. A whole 24 hours being on your own schedule is up-lifting.

Every week you should have a day to be out and socialize with your friends. You’re a social creature that needs interaction! A girls night out that you aren’t wiping someone’s face or changing a diaper is chicken soup for the soul, my friend.

No matter how you choose to do it, you need some self care in your life.

It can be simple or extravagant, but it is completely necessary.

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