Self care. It seems to be one of the hardest things for moms to do but is one of the most important. In this day and age, we are all so busy and hardly have a moment to ourselves. Add in the fact that we’re in the midst of the end of the school year funk and exhaustion is starting to set in.
I’m here to remind you that self care is more important than ever right now. That’s why I came up with 6 self care tips you can do in 5 minutes or less to help you relax and regain your inner peace.
Paint your nails – We know nail polish can take forever to dry and usually gets messed up because who has the time to sit and wait? Grab yourself some fast drying nail polish in your favorite color and smile every time you look at your hands.
Drink your favorite tea or coffee – Almost nothing hits the spot better than that first sip of delicious tea or coffee. And do you know what’s even better? Drinking it while it’s still warm!
Read a book or magazine – I don’t know about you but since becoming a parent, reading never seems to make it off my ‘to do’ list. Four kids later and I’m finally realizing that I can, in fact, read for pleasure. It doesn’t matter how much you read, just read. You’ll feel so much better. One sentence and 5 minutes at a time. You may just like it so much that it will motivate you to keep reading.
Journal – This is another thing that usually gets put to the back burner. Keep a journal next to your bed and jot down a few notes about your day. What good thing happened? What made you smile? It doesn’t have to be long and drawn out. Keep it simple.
Breathe – I know, I know. Breathe? Yes. BREATHE! Sit down, relax your body and breathe in the moment. Feel your lungs fill with air, feel the air release. Just a few minutes of controlled breathing and your stress melts away.
Get up and move – Throw on some music and groove. It doesn’t even matter if the kids are around or not. Seeing you enjoying yourself will most likely motivate them to get up and dance too. Before long, everyone will be smiling and leaving the grumps behind.
Ladies, no matter what, take some time to recharge. You need it.