Why All Moms Need to be Intentional With a Regular Self Care Routine

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Do you think it’s a good plan to deny yourself the entire season you’re raising a family with the plan to become your “best self” after your kids are grown and you have more time?

Which version of yourself do you think your kids deserve more – your current version or your BEST version? I’d vote for best version!

And no, I didn’t say perfect… that doesn’t exist. Best means YOU living the way God created you to live. Think of it like YOU with all the upgrades and shiny granite. 😉 When we’re at our best, we’re not on edge, stressed, and burnt-out. We’re happiest, fulfilled, and even fun.

Fun… what’s that?!

I’d venture to guess that most of us aren’t living at our best, and some of us are actually far from our best. We truly aren’t doing anyone any favors by treating ourselves like the family pet who eats the scraps after dinner’s over.

You are worth more than that!

Related: 4 Signs You’re a Burnt Out Mom and How to Bounce Back Quickly!

Self Care Starts with Self Love

Let me start off by saying self-care isn’t frivolous, a luxury, or a treat you give yourself when you feel you need it. Self-care is something we must do every day to stay sane as busy moms!

When was the last time you put yourself on your priority list and actually took good care of your needs… without feeling guilty for doing it?

We need to grow to a place where we love and serve ourselves just as well as we do our families.

You deserve it, mama!

It’s Ok… rather, it’s necessary to treat yourself well.

And if you won’t give yourself permission to do it for yourself, then do it for them!

Your family wants, needs, and even deserves to see you living at your best.

It’s time to make the priceless investment in YOU.

Stop putting off making yourself a priority

Think about it, you wouldn’t (or shouldn’t) put off investing in your marriage until all your kids are grown, would you? Many empty nesters look up across the, now empty, dinner table into the eyes of their spouse and don’t recognize the person staring back.

You need to invest in your marriage today to continue to have a fulfilling relationship down the road. Equally, you must invest in yourself now to keep your best self from drifting away and one day becoming unrecognizable.

To clarify, when I’m talking about you being your best self, I’m not simply talking about dreams and careers. You are a whole package – a whole person!

Being at your best looks like this:

Being in top physical health with healthy relationships.

Someone who does at least one thing every day that brings joy into your life that doesn’t have anything to do with your kids or your house, or even work!

And who is strong spiritually, with a thriving relationship with God.

Who, by the way, is vital to getting you to your best version in the first place.

Related: 5 Ways to Make Your Dreams a Priority When You’re Overwhelmed With Life

Your Family Deserves You at Your Best too!

I believe your family, the one you adore – wants, needs, and deserves to see you at your
best. Not just because they love you and want you to be happy, but because of how
this affects them.

You’ve heard the sayings, happy wife, happy life. And If Momma ain’t happy ain’t nobody happy. There’s probably more but you get the point. I believe if we get to the heart of this issue, we won’t need anymore more books on curing the angry mom.

And no, I’m not at all saying that this new version of you opens a magic door to a world with no stress and problems. I wish!

Nope, it’s the same world, same stresses, same worries, and same doubts. But you’ll just be better equipped to handle them now. When your tank is full, you’re ready to seize your day without being weighed down by mom-guilt.

This blog series will give you tips and inspiration to help you place YOU at the top of the list and start making your self care routine a priority. So you can be your best and serve your family from a full-tank instead of a dry-well.

Related: 9 Ways to Rid Your Mind of Self Doubt & Become a More Confident Person Today

How do you make self-care a priority? Leave your comments below…

Read The Full Blog Series Below:

The Epic Mind-Body-Soul Self Care Routine for Busy Moms{Blog Series Pt 1 Mind}

The Epic Mind-Body-Soul Self Care Routine for Busy Moms{Blog Series Pt 2 Body}

The Epic Mind-Body-Soul Self Care Routine for Busy Moms{Blog Series Pt 3 Soul}

Busy moms tend to put everyone else first and their needs last. Being intentional about a regular self care routine is vital for every mom's overall health. This Epic Blog Series covers tips on how to easily add a regular self care routine that needs your physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.self care for busy momsself care for busy momsmaking time for yourself

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4 years ago

Thank you for this article! I know I need to start putting myself first more and I really want to try harder to do it.

4 years ago

So true! We keep putting off caring for ourselves. If it was our kids or partner we would prioritize, we need to start putting ourselves first!

5 years ago

Wow, I can totally relate to this. My third son is almost 2, and I joke he’s the straw that broke the camel’s back for me, sanity-wise. I became Angry Mom, like you said. It’s been a humbling but good journey these last two years. I’ve been in the process of figuring out that if I’m suffering everyone is suffering. Still, it’s so hard to find that balance, and as moms I think we always err towards sacrificing ourselves before our family. Thanks for the reminder to put our oxygen masks on first!! <3

5 years ago
Reply to  Kristy

Hey Kristy! Thanks for sharing a bit of your story! I’m a mom of 3 and my youngest is a boy and he’s 2 also. Funny! Im totally living in your world so I understand.
It’s not easy, but I’ve learned that as a mom we live in seasons that are constantly changing and evolving. Therefore, I don’t strive for balance but to create my own version of balance depending on where I am. No 2 seasons will look alike and that’s ok. Learning to know and love where you are really helps

5 years ago

self care must be a priority in order to be the best person you can. thanks for the reminder!

5 years ago

YAS! Us mamas need to remember to make ourselves a priority – or everyone suffers 🙂

5 years ago
Reply to  Sarah

Oh Yes! If momma’s not happy… no one is! 😉

5 years ago

Thank you for the reminder that I need to do better about taking care of myself. After having my second son I realized that I lost myself taking care of my family. I didn’t know what I like to do for fun. I forgot what my favorite food was. Sad. I know. I must say I made myself a priority and I feel like a new woman! I still struggle with the guilt when I go shopping or want to spend time by myself, but like you said …. I have to give my family my best self! Thanks for… Read more »

5 years ago
Reply to  Reggie Michel

Thanks for the comment! Wow! I think we moms all tend to think the same way. I reminder recently telling my husband that I couldn’t really remember what I favorite thing to do for free time way. Lol … Now we grow!

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