How To Fit In “Me Time” As A Stay At Home Mom

The Truth About Mom Life

Being a mom is probably the most emotional, exhausting, difficult, rewarding, amazing, stressful, educating, humbling jobs anyone could ever have!

I remember a time where I used to have a strict schedule, be more organized, and have time to focus on my health and wellness. Then, 15 months ago that changed when I welcomed my beautiful little girl into the world. I am now on her schedule, still trying to attempt at being organized (what a joke), and make it my goal to dedicate my all to her.

Every day is different, and my child grows physically, mentally, and emotionally faster than I can believe. This constantly has me adjusting her surroundings for her so she can continue to do the things that keep her interested and busy. I am sure every mom can relate. 

Reading about child development, I have learned that birth to 6 years old is the most important time of a child’s life. This is where they learn habits, life skills, and how to be little humans. I just felt so much pressure to just try and do everything right for her so she can succeed at life one day far far far far away when she is an adult. Of course, I still live in the moment and enjoy my time with her but I still think it’s important to prepare her for the future as well. 

Why Moms Need “Me Time”

As the days start to mesh, and I become more exhausted and drained…I realized that in order for me to give my child my all I also need to take care of myself. A mother plays an important role, and to help support the amazing work a mother does, she should be encouraged to put time into herself as well. Motherhood can take a toll on you emotionally, physically, mentally and nutritionally. So making time for yourself is a must. I am not talking about weekly wine tours and spa days. I think doing things with your child that is for both of you is the ultimate win-win.

Tips On Having “Me Time”

It’s important to take time for yourself daily. This helps contribute to you being the best Mommy! Our children need us and look up to us, so this can help them as well. Below are different tips for moms to help nurture themselves either while you’re alone, or with your little ones:

** Helpful Tip – Your child’s nap and bedtime are the ultimate “Me Time”.

Emotional and Mental Health “Me Time”

  • Meditate
  • Read a book
  • Listen to relaxing music
  • Take an outing
  • Epsom salt baths
  • Yoga/baby yoga for you and the baby
  • Meet up and talk with other moms
  • Put down your phone
  • Avoid the news/social media
  • Read positive quotes
  • Start an organization planner
  • Reach out for help
  • Deep Breathing

Physical Health “Me Time”

  • Go for a walk
  • Go hiking/exploring
  • Do at-home exercises
  • Find local moms that would like to walk with you
  • Go for a jog
  • Go swimming

Nutritional Health “Me Time”

  • Meal prep
  • Track your water
  • Cook healthier meals at home
  • Eat the same meals together as a family
  • Attempt eating vegetables at every meal
  • Cook new dishes
  • Avoid binge eating / excessive snacking
  • Don’t eat too late
  • Try not to skip meals
  • Monitor sugar intake

Don’t Forget Physical Appearance “Me Time” 

  • Weekly Clay masks
  • Paint your nails
  • Foot Baths
  • Weekly Hair Masks
  • Relaxing bath soak with lavender
  • Take the time to do your hair and makeup (if it makes you feel good)
  • Dress up every once in a while
  • Love yourself

These are tips that have helped me and are continuing to help me every single day. These are great lifestyle changes that can help improve your everyday and help you feel better overall! I know it’s hard to get caught up in the moment of always going, but if you just take a moment to try and implement one of these things everyday into your life, you will feel just as amazing as you are.

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  • Mira
    August 6, 2019

    with our busy life we forget what its important ! if we don’t do a self-care routine, this will affect our entire family and the way we deal with our kids! thank you for this important post.

  • cait
    August 6, 2019

    as a new #SAHM i def needed to hear this friend- i overwork myself way too much with activities for the kids, playdates, meetings and work plus meal prepping. Im lad you shared some great tips to fit in ‘me time’ too 🙂

  • Sydney
    August 7, 2019

    Definitely sharing this with my mom friends! Great advice

  • Viano Dee
    August 8, 2019

    This is a very nice post. A must read for mothers and women generally. We need to learn to take care of ourselves.

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