5 self-care tips for Mother’s Day
Being a parent can be demanding and exhausting and often you find that you put your child’s needs before your own. Practicing regular self-care is something many of us (especially busy mums) don’t do very often. But this doesn’t mean we should overlook its importance.
Self-care isn’t just about face masks and bubble baths. It involves any decision that will benefit your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Such as attending a doctors’ appointment or turning down a social event if you’re feeling overwhelmed.
With Mother’s Day fast approaching, we wanted to share some ideas and activities that you could do yourself as a busy mother or grandmother, or to encourage the busy mum in your life.
Go for a walk
If the weather’s nice, you could take some time for yourself and get out in the fresh air for a walk. You could listen to some music or a podcast to help wind down. This would also be a great Sunday afternoon activity to do with the mothers in your life.
A simple way to give the gift of self-care is to give her a small luxury that she’ll be able to use in her everyday routine. This could be a book to read before bed, some nice smelling soaps or hand creams or a bag of luxury tea or coffee. These small gifts will remind her that she’s loved and appreciated. Of course, these are also things that you can gift yourself as a mum!
Take time to check in with mum to see how she’s doing, consider asking if there’s anything you can do to help or take a load off her mind. This could be running some errands, tidying the house or doing work in the garden. As a mum yourself, you could also use this as a day to check in with friends and family and have a catch up.
Take some time away
We all need a break from time to time and this includes busy mums too. Encourage mum to have some ‘me time’ to spend doing something she enjoys doing, whether this is for an hour or treating her to a long weekend getaway. If you’re a mum, don’t be afraid to make time for yourself too. It’s important to remember that self-care isn’t selfish, it puts us in a better position to care for others!
We spend a lot of time looking at our phone, TV and computer screens and for some, it can be a source of stress. Consider disconnecting and encouraging mum to do the same. You could speak to someone face to face rather than through social media or switch off notifications to spend more time focusing on the present.
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