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A Lesson I've Learned Being a Mom

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Get ideas on how to self care and incorporate into your daily routine

Call me crazy but I feel selfish when I do something without my kids. I'm that mom that tries to take my kids every where I go on vacations, work events, dinners and even special moments like anniversaries. Over the years and 3 kids later I have found that it's nearly impossible to not take a break. It's so important to take care of yourself first so you can be the best mom to your kids. It's not being selfish it's necessary.

Self-care is so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel. (- Eleanor Brown)


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The relationship you have with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have. Being a mom is not easy but it's definitely worth it all at the end of the day! Mom Life is the Best Life but you do need that time to yourself and with your spouse alone. Self-care is about giving your kids, husband, friends and your career the best of you, instead of what's left of you! Make a promise to yourself today to hold your well-being sacred.

A Lesson I've learned being a mom

Recharge your batteries and try this 30 Day Challenge for mamas to incorporate self-care into your daily routines without taking up too much time.

Self Care for Busy Moms

30 Day Self-Care Challenge

1.  Take note of what you did for yourself every day.
2.  Write down what you were thankful for.
3.  How did it make you feel?

Every day try one of the following activities for yourself.  You can start however you like just be sure to do one each day.  And, if you tell someone like your hubby about this challenge it will help you keep your promise on your goal.  It takes 21 days of consistently doing something to create a habit.  My hope for you is that by the end of this challenge you learn that self-care is important for us as mamas.  That it's not selfish to take a moment to ourselves and do things for ourselves!


  • Take 10-15 minutes here and there to read a book or magazine
  • Listen to encouraging podcast
  • Take a quiet drive 
  • Treat yourself to a manicure or pedicure
  • Do your makeup
  • Give yourself a mask at night
  • Soak in a bath
  • Write down your feelings and what you're thankful for
  • Organize your closet or makeup
  • Do one thing to organize your life
  • Dance while you clean
  • Compliment yourself
  • Make yourself a fancy meal
  • Go grab coffee 
  • Buy yourself a new outfit
  • Workout in the morning before your day starts
  • Go for a walk in the evening
  • Meditate for 2-3 minute on your goals and positive self-thoughts
  • Watch a movie and get cozy with a blanket on the couch
  • Get a warm compress and use calming essential oil blend to put on your forehead or neck 
  • Go somewhere for the weekend
  • Play your favorite music and dance
  • Watch funny youtube video
  • Go to bed early
  • Go on a date night and get dressed up
  • Turn on a candle and relax
  • Turn off your phone 
  • Go on a hike
  • Go outside and enjoy nature
  • 30 minutes uninterrupted me time to do what you want
I truly hope you all take the time to take this 30-day challenge on self-care.  It's important as a busy mom to make yourself a priority once in awhile.  It's not selfish.  It's necessary.  Share in the comments what has helped you to take care of yourself and if you plan on joining this challenge!



XX,

Rochelle 

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8 comments :

  1. Great post! I can definitely relate xx

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    1. Glad you love it! It' super important to take a time out to ourselves. Thanks for reading!

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  2. Awesome list! Totally forwarding this to my mom friends!

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    1. Yasss! I would love that! Thank you for the support!

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  3. Cute tips! Love for yourself translates to love for others. I believe a mom's vibe guides the whole family's vibe :)

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    1. That is so true! I definitely believe that ... thanks for reading Julie!

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  4. I need to take this challenge like today. I always give more "of" myself than I give "to" myself especially emotionally. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Hey Kristen ... same for me! I just started this the other day myself and already see a difference. Let me know how it goes for you!

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