In the whirlwind of daily Mum life, it's easy to prioritize everyone else's needs above your own. If you're like me your to-do list stretches into infinity, and finding moments of peace and self-care can seem like a distant dream. But here's the thing: taking time for yourself isn't a luxury; it's a necessity. When you make self-care a priority, you're becoming a happier and more content version of yourself.
Here's a few tips that I find really help to recharge your body and mind.
Take a day off social media
We all know how draining social media can be, especially when your work involves being online and active.Taking a step away and disconnecting from socials can be amazing for your mental health.
If you want to switch off from your phone completely but feel nervous to be unavailable to your family and friends, let them know you are available for urgent phone calls, but otherwise you will be off grid.
You’ll be suprised how much time you get back in your day when you have time away from social media. Pick up a book, or enjoy some craft or cooking.
Trust me, your mind and body will thank you.
Take a nap
As someone who is always on the go and feeling like I need to be productive every second of the day, it can be hard to give yourself permission to just stop.
Listen to your body, if you are tired and have the ability to do so, get cosy and let your body rest. One of my favourite places to have a nap is in the bath.
Watch a funny movie
There is nothing better than having a good belly laugh. Whether you enjoy watching movies alone, with your partner, or with your bestie, choosing a movie that is sure to make you forget your worries and laugh, really is the best way to recharge.
Call a friend for a chat
Sometimes when you are flat or don’t have energy, it’s easy to want to withdraw and disconnect from friends and family. I can be very introverted and my default is always to want to spend time alone, but once I’m chatting to my friends I notice a massive shift in my mood. Whether it be for a laugh or for a cry, I always feel better after making contact with one of my besties.
Declutter your home
This may sound horrible to some, but if you are like me, having a clutter free and clean home reduces my stress significantly. I actually find the process of cleaning quite theraputic.
If you have kids then I totally understand that having a mini tornado behind you, destroying all your hard work isn’t the most fun. Set yourself a timer each morning before they wake, or at night when they are in bed, to do a quick power clean to set yourself up for the day. If you have longer, decluttering your cupboards and drawers is such a great way to create a minimalist feel in your home.
Better yet, ask your partner or a family member to get the kids out of the house for the day, crank your music and zen out while you create a space that makes you feel clean and calm.
I hope you enjoyed these self-care ideas
If you have any self care ideas of your own I'd love you to share in the comments below