Life as a mom can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. The first step is to acknowledge and accept that you are now a mother. The next is to make time for yourself every day. Here are 5 ways to practice self-care while taking care of your new baby:
Your Schedule Has Changed
Your schedule has changed, so put the finishing touches on it and stay committed to what you commit. Try time-blocking as much as possible, especially if you work from home or are a stay-at-home mom. A routine can definitely help both you and your child.
Change Your Perspective
Change your perspective with daily self-care time in the form of reading, yoga, or even writing. For me, my quick self-care is taking a nice hot shower at the end of the day or meditating for 15 minutes.
Use The Time When Baby Sleeps
Young babies usually sleep a lot. Use this to your advantage and use the time while you have it. Try taking a nap if you aren’t getting enough sleep, or get the cleaning and cooking done while the baby is sleeping.
Find An Outlet
Find an outlet; whether it be with other moms or a new hobby that you love and look forward to. This way you get to socialize and so does your baby! Find some mommy groups on MeetUp or find mothers on the Peanut App which is like Tinder, but for mothers!
The health benefits of exercising are also something to help you look and feel better about yourself. If you have a hard time finding time to exercise, take the baby to the park for a walk or playtime. Do at-home exercises while using your baby. There are plenty of videos on YouTube of mothers showing you how to do it safely. Of course, please check with your doctor before starting exercising.
In The End
If you’re a mom who feels like you don’t have the time or energy to take care of yourself, this article will provide five ways that mothers can find some self-care. Whether it’s taking your baby for a walk while they are napping in their stroller, scheduling coffee dates with other moms, or playdates during feedings; these tips should help.