Self-Care for Busy Mums

August 03, 2018 2 min read

Mums have a mile-long to-do list, and by default, they often put themselves at the bottom of the list. Sometimes, they don't even make the list at all

You can feel healthy, look great, and live a joyful life, all while juggling a family and a career. The key? Designing a balanced life through purposeful choices that feed your body, mind, and soul.

Easier said than done, right?

  1. Get your body moving

Whether you need to exercise more often or just want to shake up your regular routine, choose activities that motivate you to exercise consistently.

  1. Feed your body well

Good food fuels your body, so make sure you eat and drink high-quality ingredients. 

  1. Get connected

Don't let your busy schedule squeeze out time for family and friends. If weekly date-nights aren't going to happen (and really, #relationshipgoals, right?), then try to at least schedule some time to connect on a regular basis.

  1. Put your healthcare on the calendar

You wouldn't let your kids miss their annual check-ups—so don't let your own health fall by the wayside! Burton says she's heard too many stories of women ignoring their body's signals and neglecting to seek medical attention, resulting in serious health scares. The bottom line? Schedule annual checkups, appropriate tests, mammograms, skin exams, pap smears, flu shots, and vision screenings. 

  1. Make sleep a priority

Mums often get sucked into the "get-stuff-done-before-the-kids-wake-up" mentality.  We know from research studies that chronic lack of sleep has adverse health consequences: people who consistently sleep less than six hours experience increased appetite, which causes weight gain and increases the risk of depression, cardiovascular disease, and Type 2 diabetes.

  1. Stay connected to yourself

As a mum, it's easy to lose yourself in the day-to-day routines of family life: car pools, laundry, preparing meals, paying bills, cleaning, etc. Before you know it, 10 years have gone by and you're a shell of your former self. The antidote? Pursue hobbies. Journal. Meditate.

Remember, staying connected to our inner-most passions is what keeps us fully alive and joyful.



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