Self Care Ideas + Tips

Guest Post: This week I have an amazing guest post from mrsplanahead. She writes inspirational content about budgeting, being a mom to 2 little ones, and creative DIY projects. Make sure to check out more of her wonderful posts here.

As a full time mommy & wife I constantly put others’ needs before my own. With my first born Eva, I ALWAYS put myself 3rd, 4th, 5th. After Ella was born, undergoing a tough preemie labor and scare, I decided THAT day enough was enough. Every single day, I would try and never stop trying to give myself some “me” time. Keep in mind, raising two small children as a stay at home mom is a full time job that you don’t get sick days from or paid vacation time haha which is totally fine for me. But below I have listed some self care tips and ideas for those busy, slightly overwhelmed mothers of multiple babies to read over and hopefully apply to your life.

1. Morning coffee– yes. The kiddos wake up EARLY. So, wake up a little extra early on the morning after you actually get sleep, out of bed you go. Prepare yourself a mug of your favorite coffee, make a yummy breakfast, breathe in the coffee smell, say your positive affirmations, and thank God for another beautiful day and be on your merry way!

2. Face Mask– Whenever I am grocery shopping at my favorite local Kroger grocery store, Ralphs I grab a face mask which are typically about $3 with tax. After putting the kids to bed for the night, apply the face mask which helps me relax for a good 15 minutes, which is a lot in mommyland.

3. Download audio books- I use the app Libby and check out some free books from my local library and try to get through a few chapters a day when I get some quiet time. Sometimes I feel like I don’t have enough time to read, or quite frankly, I’m too tired so audiobooks are amazing to me and completely free using the Libby app.

4. Take a warm hot shower and jam out to Pandora- I personally love Pandora because it’s free, and saving money is my thing. At times I forget to even listen to music because I’m usually listening to Disney or kid music haha.

5. Journal- I daily journal in my B6 staology and I love it. Some days I forget to journal or I’m too tired but for the most part I get to dump my thoughts and opinions there and unwind. Perfect for distressing.

6. Workout- Does your little have the sniffles, is fighting nap time, or you just don’t feel like walking or running, or pushing the stroller outside? I highly recommend in home workouts on YouTube for free. I like to do them whenever my youngest naps in the morning. Now, she is outgrowing naps or shortening them so I workout outside when I get a chance. When she did nap I consistently gave 30 minutes to repeat my favorite workout from popsugarfitness on YouTube the 15 minute no cardio workout. This workout has no running required which is my favorite part. I hope these self care ideas work for you.

Xoxoxo, mrsplanahead

Self Care Ideas + Tips

    1. She did a great job! I will definitely be using these tips when I am a mom, and before as well:)

  1. As a full time mom and also full time work from home I forget to have a me time. Thank you for sharing the app for audio books. I was searching for one because I want to listen to books while cleaning the house.

    1. Libby is definitely the best! I have been using it for a year and it has helped me get through over 100 books!:)

  2. This is a great article to help Moms take a step back. I love all of these ideas and they are very easy to incorporate into any Mom-routine!

  3. Not a mom, but single and working full-time plus the time in commuting, plus trying to keep my pets cared for, house clean, and a social life of some kind is stressful. It is great to get reminders like this that it is okay to slow down, to create me time wherever I can.

  4. I think most women, even the ones who aren’t mom, can benefit greatly by using some of these tips to carve out a few minutes of “me time” each day.

  5. This was great! I loved your tips to all moms out there. I think this is something that we all can learn from!

  6. great post and tips! I struggle to find ‘me’ time so I can’t imagine what it must be like with kids!! Also I recently heard of Libby and the concept of it is awesome!

    1. I struggle to find time sometimes too, but these things really help me:) Libby is worth looking into, it changed my life!:_

  7. Putting yourself first is very important. When I feel like I am giving in to my inner doormat I remember the safety demo on airplanes: “put your own oxygen mask on first, then help others”. Then I say no to anything that’s chipping into my me time. 🙂

  8. I’m not a mom, but these are wonderful tips! It’s so important to take a step back and take care of yourself. My go-to self care routine after a stressful day is taking a shower/bubble bath and listening to music. It helps me so much!! I will be sending this article to my own mom! x

  9. I’m a mum of twins and work from home so I totally get it! I don’t manage all of these things, but now mine are slightly older and at school I do make sure I get my workouts in! It’s my time, and I thoroughly enjoy it!

  10. Great tips! I struggle as a mom to find time for self care! Usually I’m doing good for coffee, a shower and a workout!

  11. Thank you SO much for mentioning me 🙂 How very kind and I’m glad you read and enjoyed. <3 take care, Noemi

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