While the idea of a do-it-all mom is romanticized, dismissing your needs for everything around you slowly leads to exhaustion, burnout, and an increase in stress levels that are neither good for you nor the baby.
Taking care of yourself and finding me-time becomes crucial for one’s sanity. Self-care rituals are vital for a holistic and healthy family. A healthy and centered mind is important for your baby’s development and will make you feel more capable of conquering whatever there is in front of you.
Here are a few things you can use to build your self-care routine.
Early Morning Exercise
It’s hard to find time for yourself when your baby requires attention all day long. But you can sneak your yoga, Pilates, or workout sessions early in the mornings.
Even if it’s just 15 minutes of your day, try to take time out for exercise and stretch your body and meditate. This will help you feel much more organized and accomplished.
Busy moms often forget that they also need a well-balanced diet just like their babies. Make sure to drink plenty of fluids, and eat a nourishing meal to treat your body right. Eating healthy will also teach your child the importance of eating proper food.
Buy organic products from the farmer’s market and try to cook from scratch. Ordering take-out every day isn’t going to cut it.
Get Enough Sleep
Cognitive impairment, cardiovascular health issues, memory loss, and disorientation – are risks you’re putting yourself into by skimping on sleep. Try to get proper sleep—even when you don’t have time, make time. Try to get 6 to 8 hours of regular sleep and you’ll be grateful you took the time out for yourself.
If you’re short on time, try to sneak in micro-doses of self-care like dancing to your favorite songs while doing chores, whipping up a delicious meal to satiate your taste buds, or taking five minutes to sit down and meditate in your garden.
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