Finding the Time For Self-Care In Mom Life
Feb 12, 2021
I swear I’ll never say it again…
I don’t know about you but before I had my kids I used to think I was so busy. “I don’t have the time”, I’d say.
And then, when my youngest started Kindergarten, I started a business, did a 9 month yoga teacher training, bought and renovated a house and one by one we moved our parents to town.
Again, “I don’t have time,” I’d hear myself saying. Sometimes out loud but mostly in my head. Apparently I did have the time though because I accomplished all of those things.
Now, more than ever, we have to be creative and intentional about creating space in our daily lives to recharge and renew, especially as moms with ADHD.
We have to make ourselves and our self-care a priority. We have to “put our masks on first”.
I found that the most important time in my day is the ME time I give to myself. Through a lot of trial and error I have found 5 creative ways to find the time for self-care. I hope this helps you as much as it has helped me.
5 Ways Moms Can Find Time For Self-Care
- Rise and Shine - Are you constantly searching for more hours in the day? Good news! You can find instant hours. Any number you’d like. In the wee hours before your family wakes. Getting up before your family may sound like an impossible feat. But, I promise, you can do this too. And, once you experience the beauty of an early morning by yourself, you will wonder why it took you so long to begin. Luxuriate in a morning ritual created just for you. *As much as you might like to stay up and watch mindless tv at the end of the night or throw in the last 10 loads of laundry, go to bed Mama. It’s much easier to get yourself up after a good night’s sleep.
- Time Out – Take 3-5 (10) minute “time outs” throughout the day. Don’t forget the do not disturb sign. In fact, have your kids make it for you.
- Bathing Beauty – Allow yourself an extra-long, bath or shower complete with epsom salts to neutralize negativity and essential oils (do not disturb sign included).
- Mindful Moments – Nap time and online learning time are perfect opportunities to recharge and renew. Resist the urge to clean, cook or do more laundry. Instead, take the time for you.
- Use Your Creative Genius – Offer to take the dog for a walk with an uplifting podcast (Vision Driven Mom for example), take a leisurely trip to the mailbox and notice the flower buds along the way, fill the bird feeder and listen to them sing, water the garden and appreciate mother nature.
I bet you never knew you could Create Time! What will you do with yours?
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