Let’s face it; when you become a mum, your life changes drastically, and once it has changed, it will never be the same again. Though it sounds dramatic, it is true. However, just because it is true, that doesn’t mean you can’t continue to grow and make yourself a priority at different times throughout your time as a mother. Though it can be vital, it isn’t always easy. That’s why we have compiled a short list of ways you can prioritize yourself as a mum.
5 ways to prioritize yourself as a mum
When was the last time you took a day to yourself? If you can’t answer that because it has been too long, the time is now to make that change. When you take a self-care day, you are allowing yourself to put yourself first and make your mental and physical health a priority, all while counteracting the burnout you face on a daily basis.
A self-care day will look different for everyone, so you really have a sit-down with yourself and see what will best benefit you when it comes to self-care. Is it going for a walk along the beach, a hike in the mountains, doing a face mask at home in silence, or sleeping until noon at a local hotel? Being a mum is hard, so whatever it may be, be sure you listen to yourself and your needs for your self-care day.
If you have decided to get a mummy makeover, then you want to start thinking about the healing process, how it will affect your skin, and what you should be doing to counter the scars to love the skin you are in. Know that with the proper care, your mommy makeover scars can be minimal, and you can get back to feeling your best.
We know you are Super Mum, but even superheroes ask for help. Is there a list of household tasks that you take on all by yourself? If so, it is time to delegate those tasks and put the responsibility on other capable household members. Not only will this make for great teaching moments, but it will also help lessen your load. You can stay in control of things like family budgeting and cleaning the fine china, but things like laundry, regular clean-up, and cooking dinner are all things that others can, and should, be helping with.
Yes, when you become a mum the focus shifts from you to your children, but that doesn’t mean that you have to put your wants and needs constantly on the backburner. Don’t let your style fade, your roots grow out, or your soul darken just because you are a mum. Set aside some cash for a once-a-month treat yourself moment. This will help you to feel more like yourself and ensure you are still getting the proper care and attention you deserve. When you are feeling your best, it can open the door for you to be the best mum yet.
One of the best ways to clear the cobwebs and feel more like yourself is to get out and get moving. It is too often that mums are cooped up inside, tending to the house and the kids, and they aren’t able to get out and get active. Go on a walk, take the bike for a spin, join a Zumba class, or take a Pilates class. As long as you get out and get moving, you are making yourself and your health a priority.
We hope that these ideas spark something in you and that you are finally able to prioritize yourself as a mum.