When it comes to running a house full of kids, it can quickly start to get exhausting. Whether you’re a stay at home parent or you work as well, there’s no shortage of things to do.
Kids are good at keeping parents on their toes from needing help getting fed and dressed, to needing to be entertained, usually at exactly the same moment as you were hoping to get something done.
As much as you may even thrive in the chaos and love your role as a mom, it’s important to take a moment to regenerate your energy once in a while and practice self-care. Without practicing self-care you’ll eventually suffer a burnout. Self-care doesn’t necessarily mean you should take a vacation for one to Hawaii for 2 weeks. It doesn’t have to be some lavish guilt provoking gesture for yourself.
Sometimes it’s all about little daily efforts that make a big difference in the long run. Here are some of the simplest and best ways to practice self-care for yourself.
A Daily Beauty Ritual
Doing something for yourself every day in your beauty routine which makes you feel beautiful and pampered is a great way to increase your confidence. Whether it’s taking the time to apply a facial mask at the end of a long afternoon, or taking a bath and drinking a glass of wine.
Treating yourself to calm solitude is essential when it comes to being able to keep up with your stress levels. If you’re constantly in go mode throughout the day then you’ll be much less patient overall.
Get a Babysitter Once In a While
A lot of moms feel guilty about getting a babysitter to go out with friends or even just get a little rest. However, accepting help once in a while isn’t a bad thing. Taking a break and hiring a babysitter is a great way to remind yourself that you’re not just a mom, but also a human being who likes to do adult things once in a while.
If you’ve been dying to see a movie that’s not suitable for kids, there’s nothing holding you back from treating yourself to someone watching the kids for a bit while you go enjoy a movie to yourself with a hot bag of popcorn. You deserve it!
Order Take Out
Sometimes you simply aren’t in the mood to cook at the end of a long day. You are not the worst parent in the world for ordering takeout sometimes.
Consider it an early Christmas gift to yourself. Not only do you not have to cook anything, but you don’t have to do any dishes! Now that’s winning!