There’s a lot of talk right now about self-care and how important it is and what that really means for mamas. Self care ideas for moms is a very popular search item. So, how do we as mothers take time for self care?
Well, to put it simply? You make time.
Here’s what I mean.
It gives me time to myself where I can get lost in my workout or run, or I can relax and let someone pamper me by making my nails pretty.
Now, being a coach and being in a gym all of the time, my nails have to be kept short, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be pretty!
Do you know that when I don’t take the time for these selfcare things that I’m not at my best?
Mamas are overwhelmed and feel like the’y’re going to lose their mind a lot of the time and we simply MUST take time for ourselves.
This is why I put together this list of 64 selfcare ideas that you can do. Some of these will be by yourself and will require you to find childcare.
To which I say, find the childcare and don’t feel guilty about it.
Some of these will be with your spouse or with girlfriends. Taking the time to recharge from the everday will really give you some perspective and fill your batteries back up so that you can be the best you can be for your family.
Let’s dive in, shall we? Self Care Ideas for Mamas
- Take a nap
- Manicure Pedicure
- New workout outfit
- New casual outfit
- Housing Décor
- Fresh hairstyle
- Hire someone to deep clean your house
- Hire someone to come do the laundry for once
- Go on a hike
- Take a canoe trip
- Find a bike trail and ride it
- Eat all three meals outside
- Find a new restaurant with a patio
- Make your favorite treat and share it with another mama
- Go fly a kite
- Weekend drive to the beach
- Get up early to watch the sunrise and listen to the birds.
- Get a massage
- Family movie night
- Make s’mores over a fire
- Pick up a hobby that is low maintenance and you can lose yourself in for a few minutes each week
- Buy coffee for a stranger
- Go dance in the rain (watch for lightning and thunder!)
- Unplug completely for 48 hours
- Buy a porch swing
- Walk to your local ice cream parlor
- Get a henna tattoo
- Build a blanket fort with the kiddos
- Write a letter of encouragement to your husband and leave it under his pillow
- Take a day off of work and find a babysitter for the kids
- Go to a movie
- Make a cup of tea
- Buy a new coloring book and colored pencils and color
- Read a book
- Go to the gym
- Take a bath in Epsom salts
- Turn off the notifications on your phone
- Go to a yoga class
- Learn to say no
- Listen to music from when you were younger and let the memories flood in
- Play in the park
- Start learning to play an instrument
- Design your own cocktail
- Allow yourself to sleep in
- Start a journal and write a few of your thoughts down several times a week
- Go to bed early
- Clean out your inbox
- Go for a run
- Plant a flower in a pot for your kitchen window
- Write down your goals so you can see them
- Clear your calendar of overwhelm
- Clean out your car
- Put on a face mask
- Put a new scent in your scent warmer
- Write down what you’re thankful for
- Clean out your closet
- Clean out your kid’s closet
- Create your own vision board
- Do something that makes you step out of your comfort zone
- Write down your accomplishments for the year
- Go dancing, even if you ‘can’t dance!’
- Go to a museum
- Girls night
- Date night with the hubs
I think it’s pretty self explanatory, isn’t it? This is just the tip of the iceberg in regards to self care ideas for mamas.
There are so many things that we can do to help take care of ourselves.
Something that I tell my clients and especially my clients with weight loss goals that they must take time for themselves like this because being overly exhausted can actually slow down our process due to leptin levels increasing.
Leptin is that “I’m full” trigger for the brain.
And for mamas? It’s even harder to get rested because we have the young ones keeping us up at night or up early after we were up late trying to get some work done.
It is what it is right? So that is where these selfcare ideas come in. Don’t feel like you have time for selfcare?
Here’s a bit of tough love, my love…
Make the time. Your goals and your journey and your LIFE is far too valuable to walk through life exhausted and worn down.
We were not meant to simply survive, we were meant to truly live each and every single day of our lives.
Our babies and hubbies don’t need a perfect mommy, but they do need one that isn’t so tired all the time and has had some “me time”.
Guess what? There’s nothing wrong with that.
Work with your spouse on this list. Tell him that you need to have a few of these each month. Then, in reverse, allow him the same. You both need these recharge times.
It’s so important when working to reach your goals, mama.
You’ve got this.