Self-care for moms provides many benefits you may not realize. Busy moms today seem to run from place to place and activity to activity often feeling frazzled and overwhelmed at the end of the day. Self-care is a way for moms to take a short “time-out” and make the world slow down.
Benefits of Self-Care
Moms benefit from self-care in many ways. First, it helps us relax when we feel stressed and overwhelmed. It reduces our stress. When we always feel anxious from kids, work, and life, it’s easy to feel stressed – all the time.
Second, self-care also helps moms feel less frustration and anger. When it feels like life is closing in and you never get a break, your temper is more likely to snap and you might yell or be angry with you kids or family. Self-care allows moms to take a pause. If you feel like your day is too much, say it’s time to take a “mommy time-out”. Give yourself a break. It’s okay, we all need a break some days.
Third, self-care may improve your health. When we feel high stress and anxiety our health is affected. For example, we have higher blood pressure. We might binge eat or eat things that are not healthy. Stress might trigger health problems like migraine headaches or pain related illnesses.
When you take time for self-care every day (or a few times a week), you will be more relaxed and less stressed. You shouldn’t feel as anxious with your kids and hopefully, you yell less too. Don’t forget the health benefits too.
Who Should Practice Self-care
Self-care is important for all moms because it allows us to take a break. Maybe gather a few deep breaths while we take a pause from our busy days and crazy schedules.
The more we can relax, the happier we can be at home. We will be able to enjoy our family and the time we spend together.
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