Making Time For Self-Care As A Busy Mom

Putting yourself last, I feel like that’s a mom mantra.

We are so busy taking care of our little ones that by the end of the day we barley have enough energy to make it under the covers. Which I know, because I am guilty of it myself.

Being a first time mom, I find myself trying to pack a million tasks into one day. Instead of sitting down and enjoying a simple hot cup of coffee during nap time I am running around switching out laundry, folding laundry.

Seriously though who else hates laundry!? By far a moms worst nightmare.

Vacuuming, picking up toys, emptying the dishwasher…

It’s like there is not enough hours in the day for some me-time and sometimes there really isn’t.

Trust me mama’s, you are not alone in this.

The thing is though, self-care isn’t a treat, it is a necessity.

We need it.

To be a better mom, to be a better partner, to be a better person.

These little ones have the power to drain us, but we need to have the power to take care of ourselves.

So luckily, with Mother’s Day coming up on Sunday I am here to give you some great self-care ideas that are sure to make you feel a little more refreshed.


Sleep In

Doesn’t it just make a HUGE difference? Sleep has such a big impact on your body and the way you feel, so for your well-being and mental health, get some extra sleep as much as you can.

Read A Book

Some of you who know me already probably could have guessed this would be on my self-care list. I love reading and I try everyday to sneak away to get a couple pages read in the book I am currently reading, which is, Where The Crawdads Sing and it is AMAZING.

Drink A HOT Cup Of Coffee Or Tea

Seems like such a simple task. For most moms this is probably a long ago wished for thing, but me being a new mom since my son is only 9 months old it’s still fresh for me. I miss a hot cup of coffee! I don’t like having to re-heat the same cup five times in the span of 30 min. So yes people, being able to sit on the couch with a hot cup of coffee or tea is most defiantly on my self-care list.

A Mini Spa Night

See if your partner will hold the fort down for bedtime routines. Run a hot bubble bath, put that new face mask on, moisturize your skin, paint your nails. You will feel like a million bucks after a night of pampering yourself.

Write In A Journal

You may have already figured this out, but I love writing. I try as much as I can to write down all my thoughts, all my worries, my happiness in journals or by blogging. It helps so much and it’s so relaxing to curl up on the couch or in bed and write your heart out.

Light A Candle Or Diffuse Essential Oils

So relaxing, and you know what? while you are at it turn on the Netflix or Hulu show you need to catch up on.

Take A Walk

During this crazy quarantine situation this has defiantly been one of my biggest self-care things I have done. It just refreshes your whole mindset and burns off nervous energy in these uncertain times.


The list could go on and on but the most important thing is to find something that helps you feel like yourself again and make time during the week to do it!

Being at home all the time right now, it is so needed and you know what?

We deserve it!

Now if you will excuse me, my self-care is going to start with a glass of white wine tonight!

Thanks for stopping by!

Comments

43 responses to “Making Time For Self-Care As A Busy Mom”

  1. Shauna841505 Avatar

    These are all great ideas. I love reading and writing to help me relax!

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    1. quirkymoms486 Avatar

      Me too! Helps so much to wind down. Thanks for reading ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  2. nortoncharity Avatar
    nortoncharity

    Yes! It is so important to take time for self care! Thanks for sharing this great post!

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    1. quirkymoms486 Avatar

      I totally agree! Thanks for reading ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  3. thebunniespatch Avatar

    These are great tips! Not a mommy yet but still try to take these same breaks when the day gets too busy. ๐Ÿค—

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    1. quirkymoms486 Avatar

      Yay! Itโ€™s so nice when you can do at least one thing for yourself a day! Thanks for reading ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  4. Erika Marie Avatar

    My mom has been really stressed working from home so I will definitely share these ideas with her and hopefully, they will help her! Thanks for sharing your tips (: Happy almost Mother’s Day!

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    1. quirkymoms486 Avatar

      Awe yes please do share with her! Thank you so much for reading ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  5. Anna Avatar
    Anna

    I love all of these so much! I love writing and reading so much, but only ever find time for my gratitude journal and blog haha Great post!

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    1. quirkymoms486 Avatar

      Right! Itโ€™s just finding the time thatโ€™s so hard but we need to. Thanks so much for reading ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  6. sarahgeorgeashiru Avatar
    sarahgeorgeashiru

    Going to forward this to my mom. She needs this

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    1. quirkymoms486 Avatar

      Awe! Yes please! Thank you so much for reading ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  7. aimsysantics Avatar
    aimsysantics

    It’s so important for you to be able to take a little time out to recharge. Great tips for having a bit of me-time! Not a mum yet, but can totally relate to them!

    Aimsy xoxo
    Aimsyโ€™s Antics

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    1. quirkymoms486 Avatar

      Thank you so much for reading! Yes any self-care is important!

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  8. Casey Anne Avatar
    Casey Anne

    I can only imagine the difficulty in finding time for yourself when you become a mom. I don’t have any children yet and I’m thankful for all the time I have. Add a kid into that mix? I have no idea how I would not lose my mind.

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    1. quirkymoms486 Avatar

      Yes! Iโ€™m a new mom too and first baby so itโ€™s defiantly an adjustment when you think back on life before but itโ€™s so worth it as well. Thanks for reading ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  9. bethanymca Avatar
    bethanymca

    I’m not a mum – but if i ever manage to drink my tea or coffee hot then it will be a very odd day!!!! Love this though, glad you’re looking after yourself lovely. Xx

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    1. quirkymoms486 Avatar

      Yess!! I feel like even when I wasnโ€™t sometimes I would still get super busy, especially at work but now that I am a mom itโ€™s ten times worse. Thank you, I hope you are as well! Thanks for reading ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  10. cozywithbooks Avatar
    cozywithbooks

    Great ideas! That first sip of coffee is like a warm hug! I think, it’s also okay to just stare at the wall (or out your backyard ya?). In this hustle bustle world we feel guilty for sitting and not doing anything and we shouldn’t.

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    1. quirkymoms486 Avatar

      I agree the first sip of coffee is so amazing! Yes itโ€™s defiantly ok to still not do anything and not feel guilty about it! Thanks for reading ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  11. nen & jen Avatar

    I’ve been reading Where the Crawdads Sing as well and am LOVING IT. The writing is so rich and captivating, I feel utterly immersed in the deep south. I’ve also become addicted to having essential oil diffusers in my writing and reading space. Such a timely post ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. quirkymoms486 Avatar

      Yesss the writing of it! I love the southern dialog, defiantly havenโ€™t read a book like it before and Iโ€™m consumed! Thank you so much for reading, let me know what you think when you finish Crawdads!

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  12. odbookreviews Avatar

    I can definitely relate to this but I struggle to find the time for self-care. I tried to paint my nails last night so they would look good for my daughter’s first birthday coming up. But before they got to dry hubby needed help with something and now they look terrible lol.

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    1. quirkymoms486 Avatar

      Oh my goodness I so relate to that as well!! The littlest things get in the way of our me-time I swear! I hope you can get at least one day or night or pampering yourself this week! Thanks for reading ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. odbookreviews Avatar

        After reading this I’ll definitely be making an effort to take a break from putting myself last. Thanks for the good ideas ๐Ÿ™‚

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  13. Life With Lyv Avatar
    Life With Lyv

    Love this! As a SAHM mom I am so guilty of never taking a second to myslef, but you just inspired me to try and start taking a couple minutes everyday for myself!

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    1. quirkymoms486 Avatar

      Yes exactly! Defiantly give yourself some me-time this week ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  14. A Capone Connection Avatar

    My 3 kids are grown now, but I was talking to a single mom going through a divorce and she was saying how sad she was when the kids visited their dad. I suggested that she use that time for self care so she could be the best mom to those kids when they return. It seemed to encourage her. Thank you for trying to encourage other moms. We all need it!

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    1. quirkymoms486 Avatar

      That it such a good idea, especially during a hard time for her! Encouragement is just what we all need. Thank you so much for reading ๐Ÿ™‚

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  15. Bethany Bryson Avatar

    All great ways to relax! I try to self care as much as possible when time allows ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. quirkymoms486 Avatar

      Yay! Good for you ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks for reading!

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  16. travelogged135 Avatar
    travelogged135

    I agree. Sometimes we just need to sit back and relax. Take some time out for ourselves. Reading a book is the best therapy. It also keeps you away from constantly using social media. Great blog!

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    1. quirkymoms486 Avatar

      Yes! I love reading, and defiantly the fact that it keeps us off social media for a bit. Thank you so much!

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  17. withlovenicka Avatar

    oHH! This is such a helpful read, I just started my self-care routine and hopefully I can be consistent in doing it, especially when I need it most.

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    1. quirkymoms486 Avatar

      Thank you so much! Yes, Iโ€™m hoping I can be consistent with mine as well. Thatโ€™s definitely the hard part!

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  18. MamaBuzz Avatar

    All great tips! Thank you:)

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    1. quirkymoms486 Avatar

      Thank you for reading! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  19. yourstrulie Avatar

    I’m not a mom but I can still use these great tips right?! Great post! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. quirkymoms486 Avatar

      Yes of course!! Thanks so much for reading ๐Ÿ™‚

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  20. livingbygraceml Avatar

    Oh how I can relate to this!! The coffee is a daily occurrence for me. My boys are 9 and 13, but the key word there is BOYS!

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    1. quirkymoms486 Avatar

      I get that! My boy is only 10 months and I can already tell he is going to be wild! Thanks so much for reading ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  21. katieemmabeauty Avatar

    I can not imagine being a parent in this current situation, but it’s so important to look after ourselves and I love all these ideas and do them myself (even as a nonparent!)

    Katie | katieemmabeauty.com

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    1. quirkymoms486 Avatar

      Yesss you are so right! Looking out for ourselves is so important. Thank you for reading! โค๏ธ

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