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Becoming a mother is one of the most wonderful experiences of a woman’s life. Once the doctor gives the baby in your arms, you know you will never love anything more. You learn to take care of your little bundle of joy and are always worried about him.
We all can agree that giving birth to a baby involves superpowers and only women are blessed with it. A woman also becomes a supermom after giving birth to her little angel. However, while taking care of the baby and attending to his needs, we often forget to take care of ourselves. Taking care is somewhat hardwired in women, so why not use this trait for our own benefit too. Yes, you can attend to your baby but focus on your health too. Here’s what you should do to be a supermom.
1. Reward Yourself With Some ‘Me Time’
Make sure you give yourself some ‘me time’ when you have a baby. ‘Me time’ will keep you at your best and can keep you going without exhausting yourself. You can spend just half an hour alone daily doing what you love. You can read a book, water your plants, take a walk, listen to music, bake a cake, swim, or just sit. Whatever it is that relaxes you and doesn’t stress you out – do it. Believe me, this will make you ready for all the work you are supposed to do.
We all worry about post-pregnancy weight. To shed the baby weight, try to exercise for 20 to 30 minutes. I know you would be thinking that you don’t get time to wash your hair, how would you go to the gym and exercise. But it’s not impossible; believe me, there is a DIY at home for everything. You can start exercising at home. Here’s how you can go about it –
- Download those exercise-at-home videos and start with the basic steps. Don’t rush and do only those steps which are simple and doable.
- Talk to fellow mommies and hire a yoga instructor for a few months. Yoga can works wonders for your health. It will heal your body and make you stronger.
- Take a walk for a few minutes after dinner. You can take a stroll post dinner and enjoy the fresh air.
3. Visit a Spa or Bring Spa to Your Home
- Try to take a relaxed warm bath and add your favourite essential oil to the bath water. The aroma will soothe you and certain oils like lavender and orange have healing and rejuvenating properties which will work in your favour.
- Try the mask therapy. There are good hydrating masks available online which will have a nice calming & relaxing effect if used before bedtime.
- Get together with your bestie and use DIY facial, manicure/pedicure kits.
4. Ditch The Magical Diet Plan, Eat Healthy Instead
There is no such thing as a magical diet plan that will help you lose weight. The last thing you need now is dieting. But you do need to follow a good and healthy diet for your health as well as for your baby’s health. Eat well; however, that does not mean you need to eat extra even if you are lactating. The simple thing to follow is to eat when you feel hungry. Eat everything you like but try a healthier version and eat in smaller portions. For instance, if you are craving for a pizza, have the homemade pizza that is made with a wheat base. This way, your calorie intake will be less but your carbs and vitamins intake wouldn’t be compromised. Use fresh veggies in your pizza. You can also start taking smaller portions of sugar-laden desserts if you like.
Last but not least, please start loving yourself. Don’t fret about that messy house or the unwashed laundry. You can always do all these things tomorrow. Today, just sit and relax, and have a nice time with your little one. I promise your tomorrow will be much better if you just take care of yourself.
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