How to Take Care of Yourself After Becoming a Mother
When was the last time when you took a day off to spend some time alone or to meet all your friends? When was the last time you read that book lying on the shelf? When was the last time when you stepped out of the home for work without feeling guilty?
I am a mother, and I totally understand that it feels too selfish to leave your baby and have some me time. But ‘me time’ is important as not taking care of yourself can actually lead to several major issues like frustration, low self-esteem, and sadness.
So before these issues get to you, start showing love to yourself.
Here are Some Ideas For Moms to Have a Great Time
1. Pamper Yourself at Home
Buy some quality facial and massage kits. Once in two weeks, let someone else take care of your baby, lock your room, and enjoy your massage and facial session. Taking care of your skin, your hair, and your health on your own is far more therapeutic than going to a salon for these things.
If you are someone like me, the idea of working out can scare you, but If I can start doing it, you can too! All you need to do is to sit down on a yoga mat (whether in the morning or evening) in a corner and do breathing exercises. Continue this for 21 days and you will not even realize when you actually started working out and how your time increased from 10 minutes to an hour.
3. Find Your Passion
I know there is a phase in our life where we don’t know what we want. But, it’s never too late to find out. Try cooking, singing, painting, etc. Experiment and you will find it gradually. If you already know, start practising it daily. For example start writing for free if you enjoy blogging, start singing with karaoke, or sing and record your voice if you like to sing.
4. Dress Well
You don’t need to wait to lose weight to look great. Looking great is all about being well groomed and presentable. Don’t give up on yourself just because you have put on some kilos. Love yourself for who you are and take small steps to lose your weight. Dress perfectly and you will look beautiful.
5. Go Out and Get Some Fresh Air
Staying indoors and just being a mom, all day long can be tiring and that is not going to make you a great mom. Step out of your house and meet people; go to a coffee house, and just enjoy doing what you like. Remain the person who you have always been.
You can have it all and still enjoy motherhood. Happy motherhood!
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