Do you need a break? With summer coming, busy moms need to rest and add summer self-care to our routines. Summer self-care allows us to recharge and refocus before the busy fall schedules start again. I’m not sure how life goes at your home during the school year, but we stay busy with school, homework and after school activities. I am ready for a break. I need to slow down for summer. The slower summer pace, is the perfect time to relax and pamper yourself with self-care.
Moms stay busy year around. We don’t really have a “summer break” right? There’s no break from making dinner or doing laundry. We still take care of our family and home same as we do during the fall, winter and spring.
But summer does afford some extra time for our favorite activities. The sun shines longer. We have more time we can enjoy outdoor activities. We have fewer commitments with school (no homework yay!). Summer is the perfect time to switch up our routine a little and add some extra self-care just for us.
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Why Self-Care is Important for Moms
Self-care can be any activity that you personally enjoy. It might be making crafts or adding to your scrapbook. It could be reading books or taking a long run to clear your head. Each of us will have a different idea of what self-care means for us, but no matter how you rest and relax, all moms should have a few favorite self-care activities.
Self-care helps restore us and rejuvenate our spirit when we are tired and worn out from chasing toddlers, arguing with teens or listening to a fussy 7-year-old. Kids seem to have a way of taking all our energy. That’s where self-care comes in. It’s a way for you to restore and relax when you feel overwhelmed and frazzled.
For more tips on summer self-care, read my guest post Summer Self-Care Ideas for Overwhelmed Moms at Sharing Life’s Moments.
Take a few moments today and write down a few of your favorite self-care activities and start doing a few each week.
What’s your favorite self-care activity or way to relax when it’s quiet and the kids aren’t around?