Benefits of self-care as a mom

I can easily be frustrated as a mom, especially when the demands of childcare, homecare, and work or school get hectic. Yes, there are days I just want to pull the covers over my head and go drifting back to sleep in la-la land (thanks to my 5 am alarm clock kids, that rarely happens).


What can I do though to help to ensure that I keep going and still remain true to who I am as a mom and wife? It is called SELF-CARE.


That word kind of sounds selfish! Did I say a word that your mother, grandmother, or even great grandmother would shake their heads at? Absolutely not!


I know that for me when I am off-balance, my family, work, relationships get the brunt of it. Therefore I see it as a necessary step in and of itself to create a more peaceful you, that can translate to your family, friends, and co-workers as well.


Self-care is important for every mom in their everyday life. Self-care is not neglecting our responsibilities to our family in the chase of a dreamy vacation in Aruba, relaxing on a beach, and sipping on mimosa (give me a moment...). No, it's not my reality right now, and maybe it's not yours too.


What is self-care anyway?

Self-care is making sure that we are mentally, emotionally, and physically ready to take on the challenges of everyday life.


Let's take a look at the benefits of self-care and why it's necessary to make it a priority so that not only do you benefit, but also your family benefits as well.


Are you a mom in need of self-care? How have you been balancing your self-care needs?

Please feel free to share your own experiences or ask your questions or concerns in our FORUM section. I will be happy to help you!


A mom taking time to do self-care
BENEFITS OF SELF CARE AS A MOM

“Self-care is not neglecting your responsibilities, its taking care of your mental, emotional and physical well-being!”

MENTAL WELLBEING


According to the World Health Organization, mental health is a state of well-being in which an individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.


I know I get it, I am a mom too and sometimes it's easier said than done right. But the truth of the matter is, what is the worst scenario. Getting frustrated to the point of taking the anger out on your family, or just knowing when it's time to stop, inhale, exhale and just breathe!


Our families benefit so much more when we are in a good state of well-being.


Whenever this balance is off, we are not the most supportive. Do you agree?


How can we take care of our mental well-being?