self care tips for moms

18 Things You Can Do To Freshen Up Your ‘You’ Game

Top budget friendly self care ideas for moms who need to regain their sanity and start loving themselves just a little more.

How to get back to taking care of you, yes you mama’s. In today’s article it’s all about how you can regain your inner self love and pamper yourself everyday moving forwards. One of the things I love about taking care of myself in my 40’s is that I no longer feel the shame. If you can relate to feeling guilty when providing self care comment below mama! I hear you.

Top Self Care Ideas For Moms

  • Get Your Hair Did– Getting your hair professionally done is top tier self mama care. Furthermore I cannot tell you how good it feels to just sit in a chair and be treated. If you haven’t done this in quite some time, do it now. Today. Show us in the pics below.
  • Detox Your Bod with Sugar Scrubs– World Market has one of my favorite sugar scrubs and whenever I’m feeling blah, I simply use this on my face and body to scrub all the toxins away. Feel free to make your own too!
  • Take Yourself Out– I don’t mean you have to go to dinner by yourself (or go right ahead if you wish), but go for a long drive and get lost. I take mini road trips to think, get my head clear and even cry! I just find that time spent in a car driving by yourself is a way to take ‘YOU’ back. Sometimes I’ll wander a store by myself too.
  • Create A Bar– I just recently made my plant stand a coffee bar. It’s fun and relevant to me! I need a little space in our apartment for mama. When the cats took over my plants, I took over the coffee station. Create a space that is catered just for you to escape while at home.
  • Turn Off The Phone– So many of us don’t realize how much we are on our cell phones throughout the day. While yes, it’s important to hustle, promote and share…but we need social detox in our routines.
  • Take A Long Walk Outside– This is a quick way to embrace yourself with nature and one of the most calming, relaxing ways to rejuvenate.
  • Clean Your Bathrooms– I find that cleaning the bathroom and organizing stuff under the sinks makes me feel good again.
  • Donate The Excess– Often it’s simple things like a quick declutter that makes more time and room for self care treatments, new wardrobe capsules and breakthroughs.
  • Facials- Getting a professional spa facial once every two weeks or even monthly is really important when you’re so focused on being mom indeed. I can always tell when my face needs a deep clean. Facials are the secret to beautiful, glowing skin.
  • Discover New Styles– My weekly decluttering routine turned into a monthly habit because I literally got all of my clothing down to a minimum so I could find new clothes. My current style is neutral.

Budget Friendly Ways To Pamper Yourself

  • Make A Coffee + Read A Book– This is often a daily routine of mine. I’m not talking about just your ordinary morning coffee. I’m talking about something different. An afternoon iced (cold brew) or cappuccino with a book or that magazine you forgot to read.
  • Bike Trails- I encourage everyone to pack a backpack and take a bike ride in a location you’ve never been. Be sure to pack that camera to capture the breathtaking views.
  • Organize Your Kitchen Cabinets– Now how does this relate to self care? It’s really about how you like seeing your home.
  • Write A Lengthy Blog Post– I know a lot of you don’t have blogs and I would encourage everyone to start one. And, I’ll tell you why. If you notice in my 5 reason post, I don’t say TO MAKE MONEY! That’s not why I started one back in 2010 and I don’t recommend it for those specific reasons. Writing online is a natural way to deal with anxiety, depression, stress. Keep an online journal for healthier living.
  • Sit In A Sauna– Earlier this year I had the pleasure of relaxing in one of the most best spas here locally and the sauna was such an invigorating treat. Additionally, it helps release all the toxin build up and feels so damn good.
  • Go Swimming– I need to take my own advice on this because a pool sits right across our building and I don’t access it enough. Basically if you don’t have access to a pool, look into your local YMCA. This is nice for water therapy.
  • Breathe– Recently I’ve been doing my breathing exercises and it’s probably one of the best self care treatments any mom could ever incorporate into their life.
  • Make Lists– I purposely buy new notebooks and supplies to make notes of things I need to do or write about. I find that in my older years, I enjoy seeing these lists on my desk. Helps you to get shit done for sure.

Additionally, there’s so much more that we can do to take better care of ourselves. I have to remember to love me first or I will never be happy. I found that taking a weekend just to do my hair, paint my nails, do a mini photo shoot and pick some flowers helped me realize that that’s what I L-O-V-E. That’s me.

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