Self Care Essentials: Mommy Edition

“Self care is equally as important as caring for your child. You cannot expect to take care of another human being, if you cannot take care of yourself first” – Carla Español 

Clean Sight = Clean Mind

Simply starting your morning with a clean room can set the mood for the rest of the day. Too much clutter will distract your mind from clear thoughts. Having a clean area allows you to be more organized and focused. Let your environment reflect your mind.

Stay Organized

If you have to make a to-do list at the beginning of the day, do it! Nothing feels more accomplishing than crossing out each task you’ve done. Along with this, pick a day out the week to sit down and plan out the rest of your week. Staying ahead in all aspects prevents having to stress.

Indulge

Spend at least 30 minutes-1 hour (a day if possible) to yourself doing something you enjoy. If you can have someone watch your baby or if you have some spare time while the baby is asleep, do some yoga, read a book, or just put a face mask on and relax. This is the perfect time to feel one with yourself.

Consume your Greens

Increase your intake on fruits/vegetables and water. Start your morning with a smoothie of your favorite fruits and throw in some amaranth greens or kale. You are providing your body with the proper nutrients to best take on the day! Here’s an energy booster that keeps you alive without the sugar and caffeine. Remember to drink at least eight 8-oz glasses of water a day to keep oxygen flowin’ and bomb skin glowin’.

Herbal Properties

It’s amazing how a cup of tea can hold so many benefits, both mentally and physically. Herbal teas highly recommended by Dr. Sebi, (and if you have not heard of his name, you should look into learning about him) will be the most beneficial for your health. Herbal Tea List. I personally recommend chamomile for my mamas. I don’t know about you, but ever since I gave birth, my menstrual cramps been on another level! Drinking chamomile definitely reduces those pains. Just to name a few more reasons, chamomile helps reduce stress and if you drink a cup before bed, it also becomes a sleeping aid. Sounds like it’s the cure for motherhood!

Keep It Pushin’

Working out should not feel like a chore, but instead should be pleasurable. Take your child to the park, go on walks with them, anything that gets your heart pumping. Just go out and enjoy yourself! Being a mother has its stressful moments, let exercising be your outlet. Not only will you feel good, you will look good.

  • DO NOT FEEL GUILTY FOR TREATING YOURSELF.

Get your nails and your hair did, refresh your body with a full body massage and a facial, or even smoke a lil sumn’… BY ALL MEANS QUEEN! Love, Yourself.

 

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