Self-Care Practices For Mother and Child

self-care isn't selfish on a message board in the sun

There’s someone really important in your life right now who you’ll be spending your whole life with. 

And that someone deserves the best life has to offer.

That someone is none other than the beautiful face looking back at you in the mirror.

Since you’ll be spending every day of your life with YOU, it’s essential to love yourself…to enjoy your own company….and to care for yourself.

The beautiful thing is that when you learn to treat yourself as well as you treat your loved ones, your whole life can transform.

As women, we have a natural inclination to put ourselves on the backburner. That’s why I know the idea of self-care initially sounds easier said than done.

You get so busy being an amazing mom, partner and fulfilling all your other duties…but how often do you take the time to focus on you?

Trust me, I know how hard it can be…

But remember that the best way to care for your loved ones is to feel great first. You simply can’t give from an empty well!

“If your compassion does not include yourself it is incomplete.” – Jack Kornfield

Self-care ideas for you

When you think of self-care, you may first think of massages, spas, or beauty treatments. And while all of those are fun and great ways to care for yourself, another key aspect of self-care is also looking out for your mental well-being. This includes feeling a deeper sense of purpose by connecting with your life vision.

Here are a few additional ideas to consider integrating into your life more often to care for your mind, body, and spirit:

  • Journaling
  • Meditating
  • Reading positive or inspiring books
  • Meal prepping healthy foods and snacks
  • Having a morning routine you look forward to
  • Dancing to your favorite music
  • Taking breaks throughout the day to pause and breathe deeply
  • Making time to pursue creative interests and hobbies

Be the example

Another reason establishing a self-care practice is important is because you then model these beneficial habits to your little ones. When they see you take good care of yourself, they learn the importance of doing the same for themselves.

This is super important in building confidence and shaping a strong sense of self-worth. 

Other benefits include greater compassion (for self and others) and more resilience to deal with life’s challenges.

When kids learn these skills early on, they establish positive habits and skills that’ll serve them in every aspect of their life as they grow up. 

Self-care ideas for your little ones

So what are some fun self-care activities that your kids can start doing today? Use the chart below to gain inspiration.

A graphic outlining fun self-care activities of kids

It’s never too early or too late to take better care of you!  Because trust me – you absolutely 100% deserve it.

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