6 Summer Self-Care Tips Every Mom Needs to Hear
Only moms know that summer is when they get even busier. Sure, you might not be dropping the kids off at school or picking them up from a ton of afterschool activities. Having them home all the time is both a blessing and a curse, for it means you now have the job of activities coordinator, all while working or caring for other kids at home.
But you must make time for your own self-care. Running yourself ragged will only make trouble for your health. Here are 6 tips to take care of yourself so you can be at your best!
1. Get outside – alone
It’s great to take the kids for outdoor adventures, but do it for just yourself too. Take a brisk walk at lunch, wander around at the lake and watch the ducks, or do whatever outdoors makes you feel free and happy. Even for just 10 minutes, it will improve your mood.
2. Pick fresh produce
Instead of going to the supermarket, make a trip to the farmer’s market. You’ll find fresh seasonal items bursting with color. It will cheer you up and inspire you to eat more healthy foods, something your body needs for perfect self-care!
3. Practice mindfulness
Some women love yoga. Others love meditation. Find what works for you. Adopting either of these or even both into your daily routine will help you fill up your own cup and be ready to pour out to fulfill the needs of your family.
4. Do a summer cleaning
Everyone talks about spring cleaning, but summer is a great time to declutter and cleanse your home space. Reorganize your kitchen, the closets, or whatever needs your attention. Donate things that you no longer need. It will free up space and clear your mind.
5. Have a child-free moment with friends
It’s great to have friends with kids so they can all play together. But those visits are often filled with interruptions from the children when they need something or get to bickering. Schedule a time with your favorite friends to leave the kids behind with your husbands. Even for lunch or coffee, you’ll feel better having a moment to yourself with people that you enjoy being around.
6. Massage it away
You might think a massage is a luxury, but it’s a necessity. You’re so wound up that your neck and shoulders ache each day. It’s time to get a massage to help you improve circulation and feel better from the inside out.
Now before you protest and say you don’t have time for a massage, call In Your Home Therapy. We come to you at your convenience with professional massage therapists that know how to help you relieve that tension. Taking care of yourself is the best way to have better days ahead, so make an appointment now!