6 Self-Care Reminders for New Mamas

6 Self-Care Reminders for New Mamas

When I had my babies, I didn’t really know how to take care of myself. I know that sounds silly, I mean, I was 29, but sometimes we just forget how to care for ourselves when we have to care for other people. Here are some ideas on how to take extra special care of yourself as you take on the new role as mama:

  1. Get enough sleep: Getting enough sleep is crucial for physical and emotional well-being. Try to establish a sleep routine and stick to it as much as possible.

    • I’ve started a routine that includes washing my face, brushing my teeth, spraying my feet with this magnesium spray , and then reading with the sound machine on. Without fail, I fall asleep within a half hour!

  2. Exercise: Exercise can help reduce stress, boost energy levels, and improve mood. Find an activity that you enjoy, whether it's yoga, running, or dancing, and make time for it.

    • Since having kids, it has been VERY hard to find time for this. I used to love running, but that’s not happening anymore, so I have tried to walk up to the library every Monday, up to the coffee shop for a treat, or get outside and do yard work and play around with the kids, even if that means for 10 minutes a night.

    • I found Yoga with Adrienne on YouTube and I am trying to do this a couple days a week before the kids wake up.

  3. Eat well: Eating a healthy, balanced diet can help you feel better both physically and emotionally. Try to eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and proteins. I lean heavy on dairy and animal proteins. That is what makes me feel best!

  4. Connect with friends: Connecting with friends can help you feel supported and less isolated. Whether it's meeting up for a cup of coffee or having a video chat, make time to connect with friends. Um, hello Bachelor night!!!

  5. Practice mindfulness: Mindfulness techniques, such as meditation, deep breathing, or yoga, can help reduce stress and promote relaxation. I know I feel so much better after a good yoga sesh.

  6. Treat yourself: Take time to do something nice for yourself, whether it's getting a massage, taking a bubble bath, or buying yourself a small gift (or a big gift…hah, sorry Shane!).