When I gave birth to my daughter it was a very special moment to me and to my better half. We were very happy and blessed to have a little angel in our life. As days passed by I started realizing it’s not so easy to be a mom because my responsibility became more towards my family.
In this busy schedule getting time for yourself is very tough. So I started following a few basic self-care routines which really helped me to find myself back. Let’s get into some action and start our Self Care Routine.
Wake Up Before Your Kid.
Make a habit of getting up an hour early than your kid. It helps to save time to finish your morning chores. I know it is difficult to get up early but I promise it’s a matter of few days. Once you get used to it, you will start loving to get up early.
The major advantage of getting up early is you have a peaceful and fresh environment in your home. Silently you can enjoy your morning cup of coffee, do yoga for 15- 20 minutes, make a plan for the rest of the day, cook breakfast, and wrap up with kitchen work. So once your kid gets up you can give your time to the little one. I swear once you finish with basic work we feel so happy and relaxed.
Pamper Your Self.
Once we become mothers we forget that there is a little girl deep down our heart. The girl who used to wear makeup, carry her self in a heel, wore different shades of lip color, dazzle her self with matched jewelry. Let’s not give any excuse and start to get ready for our self. Let’s pamper ourselves and see how happy you feel.
Pampering is not only applying makeup or getting ready. It can be a simple tub bath or hot shower where we can relax and rejuvenate our body and soul. Indulge in some DIY face mask for glowing skin or hair treatment to overcome post par tum pregnancy blues.
Hit to the beauty salon on weekends for a body massage or hair spa or any beauty treatment. Try to keep yourself young and beautiful. As I said don’t get ready for your partner or for others, get ready for yourself for your happiness.
We usually face high level of stress due to lack of sleep, lot of work and doing multi tasking in home. Some ladies face ” Pregnancy Blues” or “Post par tum depression” these are mainly caused by hormonal imbalance and loss of vitamins.
The best way to keep our soul and mind happy is start reading a book , listen to music while doing house chores. Join a dance class for fun and workout, join some mum’s club where you find other mum of your age who share same thoughts. Give time for your self, if you are happy we can keep our family and house happy.
Rekindle Your Love.
There is no harm to do romantic with your partner, some time we need to ignite our relationship. Once a month have some night out or go for a movie or plan a date. Ask for your parents to come over and spend some time with their grandkid or hire a nanny for a day for you couples to take a break. Don’t get guilty for leaving your kid back, trust me they will be fine.
I remember my first time when I left my kid in home with my parents and went for shopping with my husband. I had to call thrice to cross check on her but later I got used to it. Even mom’s need a break, even we are human’s . So taking a break once a while is good for you and for your relationship.
Be Fit and Healthy.
Most important and crucial is to be fit and take a good care of health. During child birth we lose lot of blood which results in weakness and fatigue. Due to hormonal imbalance we under go lot of changes in our body, we tend to put on weight or have some sciatic nerve pains have loss of hair. To maintain proper health we have to do some basic workout.
Start with a brisk walk or jog for 20 minutes, join a zumba class, eat healthy food avoid junk foods, drink lots of water keep your self hydrated, incorporate some supplements ( Calcium/Iron/Vitamins) to get energy. Try to be fit and healthy so you can feel more confident and happy. There is no harm in doing exercise, it as it’s own benefits.
Follow these basic daily routine for self care and see how good you feel about it. Let your partner know about your routine so he can encourage you by giving your time and your personal space.