Being a mother is a full-time job, and although you love your children wholeheartedly, sometimes, you need some time to yourself. Being wrapped up in the hassles and bustles of family life usually takes you away from treating yourself with some much-needed tender loving care. One of the best lessons you can teach your children is the importance of practicing self-love. You do that by practicing it yourself! Here are some easy ways to practice self-love as a busy mom.
Get some sleep
As a mother, you are the closest equivalent to a superhero to your children. As you may have noticed, superheroes don’t sleep much. However, in the real world, a little amount of sleep can be detrimental to your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. It may seem challenging to get enough sleep with your busy schedule, but it isn’t impossible. You must ensure that your children have a fixed bedtime. Once your children are sound asleep, you can also go to bed. Remember that the earlier your children go to bed, the more time you would have to get some sleep. However, it is vital to set a reasonable bedtime, such as 8:30 p.m; as opposed to 6:30 p.m.
Spice up your appearance
It is easy to fall into the “mom look” when you become a mother, trading in your sexy black dresses, manicured nails, and eccentric hairstyles for mom jeans and a mom haircut. However, this shouldn’t be the case! Once in a while, you should go shopping for clothes that make you feel comfortable and confident. Put on some makeup to bring a spark to your eyes and enhance your beautiful facial features. You can also take a mani-pedi day to treat yourself and give your hands and feet some attention. Doing something as simple as changing your hairstyle could also make you feel good about yourself. So, find your hair styler and get to work creating a look that makes you feel confident!
Get some “me-time”
The best time to get time to yourself in a day is in the morning before your kids wake up or at night when they are in bed. During these periods you are free to do whatever you want! If you have more “me-time” in the morning, you can enjoy a good cup of coffee or tea, make a to-do list, or prepare your kids breakfast and lunch without haste. “Me-time” at night gives you the chance to journal, read, do the laundry, enjoy a glass of wine or catch up on some reading before you go to bed.
Be kind to yourself
You are dedicated to taking care of your kids and have been encouraging and uplifting them. It would be best if you did the same for yourself. Have positive self-talk with yourself daily and make positive affirmations. It would help if you considered keeping a gratitude journal to help celebrate your wins, no matter how small, and see the beauty in simple things.