Everyone knows being a mom isn’t easy
You’re forced to juggle multiple responsibilities; from the constant onslaught of cooking, cleaning and feeding your children, to a busy career and everything else in-between. This all is often done while worrying about the wellbeing of your little ones, so it makes sense that anyone this busy would leave little room left for one of the most important responsibilities of all: your wellbeing.
Think about it - if you’re not taking care of yourself, you’ll most likely struggle with all of your responsibilities, and it can become a vicious cycle. That’s why we decided to pull together five simple, effective self-care tips to help you step back and treat yourself, without having to dedicate large amounts of time.
We’re not talking about packing up your house and relocating - that would be too stressful - the first and most effective self-care tip is to get moving. This can be as simple as standing up, going to a different room than your children and allocating fifteen minutes to dancing, doing star jumps, push-ups, yoga - we love this simple energizing flow - or if you happen to have some fancier equipment, ensure you dedicate the time to using it.
And, if you get a little sore afterwards, treat yourself to a little localized pain relief with mommy complex SOOTHE cream.
Anyone with kids knows how tough it is to get a good night’s sleep, and we all understand the toll this can take on our bodies. So instead of getting into the ‘get stuff done before the kids wake up’ mentality, treat yourself to a little nap during their nap time every so often. Your body will thank you for it.
If you’re struggling to get a good nap in, give mommy complex SLEEP softgels a try. The combination of CBD with Melatonin may help you fall asleep and stay asleep.
If you’re not a napper, a great way to briefly wind down and get some relaxation time in is by meditating. While reaching nirvana in as little time as 15 minutes is near-impossible, dedicating a brief window of time to focusing on your breathing and calming your mind will help you feel more centred, relaxed, and in control of your emotions.
As moms, we exert a lot of energy every day. Picking up and playing with our kids, changing diapers and cleaning up after our little ones are more physical than we realise, and we need to treat our bodies to ensure we stay healthy and can keep up. Cook simple, healthy meals with lots of vegetables at least a few nights a week and keep sugary or fatty treats to a minimum. This type of self-care is one of the most important, because the way we eat ultimately dictates the way our kids eat now and into the future.
Being a mom with young children can be isolating, and many moms go a whole day without talking with anyone but their little ones. This can be frustrating for a number of reasons, and can lead to feelings of loneliness and depression. To combat this, set aside twenty minutes every couple of days to pick up the phone and catch up with a friend. You can also join a local mom’s group, so you can get a little human connection time in while your kid gets to have some fun, a win-win for all parties.