If you are a working mum, it’s understandable you may feel overwhelmed by the number of demands on your time. There is no doubt that being a working mum is both rewarding and challenging. But it doesn’t have to be difficult — with these 5 self-care tips, you can ensure you’re staying in good health and feeling your best at all times.
Self Care Tips For Work-at-home Mums
Overcome Your Perfectionism
This can be a hard one to contemplate. Not everything has to be perfect, you don’t have to get everything done in order to be “perfect”. Remember this, when you’re on a plane you have to put your own mask on first before attending to anyone else. You are not failing if you don’t get everything completed like you to use to/want to.
Taking breaks and treating yourself to your own well-earned time away from work is key to a healthy attitude. It’s important to manage stress in order to enjoy life and cope with the demands of work. Organising yourself is a key part of building a successful business/life. Whether digital or physical, organising time off, professional development, or setting family priorities are all ways to cultivate a healthy life for both you and the people close to you. In moderation, self-care doesn’t have to be draining or complex. It can be simple and natural. Go outside, take a nap, or eat some nuts.
Listen to Your Body
We’ve all experienced this feeling of being overworked and worried about burning out. Take regular breaks and make sure you get enough sleep. Work-life balance is as important as efficient time management and long-term dedication to a business. If your body tells you that it’s time for a rest, turn off your phone or computer to give it time to recharge and do something nice for yourself instead. Forget the chores for a while and sit back with a cup of tea or chocolate.
Do Something You Love
Self-care doesn’t have to be a pamper day or an all-night makeover. Taking even a short break can do wonders for you and your sanity. A simple hot bath or some peace and quiet time can make a world of difference. Do something you love, whether it’s that long-lost hobby or a new activity that makes you feel alive again. Or maybe it’s something you’ve wanted to do but never found the time for.
Get To Know Yourself
When you become a mom, you often find yourself stripped of all sense of self. You lose your identity as you begin to take on more responsibility. The trick to finding who you’ve always been is to remember the things that made you unique and keep them at the forefront of your mind: things like interests, hobbies, and other passions that give you a reason for having this little life that you’re so eager to protect. We can practice this by meditation or another kind of gentle activity like yoga.
Working mums are the unsung heroes of modern life. It’s a 24/7 gig that requires juggling a fast-paced lifestyle. If you’re one of them, you know exactly how difficult it can be (you are strong!). I hope the above 5 tips can help you in some way as you need to look after you too!
Let me know in the comments below if you have any self-care tips that you would like to share.
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