Self Care Tips for Mommas

1. Define what your self care looks like.

Everyone finds different things relaxing, and different things promote their own growth. What does self care look like for you? And not just a temporarily “feel good” self-care. What really boosts you, fills your soul, renews you? Take time. Write down ideas, and when you have narrowed them down pick your favorites. Maybe you stick with your go-tos like me, self-care is going to the gym, spending time with my friends, and taking long, hot baths spending time reading my Bible.

Your self-care may look very different than the next persons.

2. Make a plan.

“The best laid schemes of mice and men Go oft awry.”

Robert Burns

Well intentions only get so far. You can “plan” to take care of yourself and never get around to it. Make this a non-negotiable item. Treat it like you would any other appointment, and schedule it regularly. Not only show up for it, but be present. If your phone is a distraction, shut it off. Make this a regular part of your routine and return to your day-to-day worries refreshed and driven to tackle the obstacles you will undoubtedly face.

3. Actually do the self care.

As a new mom, it has been SUPER overwhelming to take care of myself on top of learning to balance all my other priorities. The old saying goes that you cant pour from an empty cup, and thats the truth. If you are constantly running on “E,” it will make all of your other day-to-day tasks more difficult, too. So, prioritize yourself.

Some blogger friends and I have teamed up to share our self care ideas with you! Be sure to click through the links below to check out their self care blogs!

Allison

Laura

Carrie

Lexie

Melissa

Meg

Suleyma

Dealing With Uncertainty

Hey guys.

This has really been weighing on my heart, so please hear me out.

I see both sides of the arguments here with COVID 19, I see people not wanting to lose their freedoms and I see people concerned about government overreach.

I see Healthcare workers struggling, and family’s losing loved ones. I see people struggling for weeks or even months with lasting after effects of having the coronavirus.

I see Christians calling names and nonbelievers being compassionate.

I see Christians helping people, and nonbelievers attacking others.

Everyone’s emotions have run high, and people can be both intentionally and unintentionally hurtful.

People are sick of being scared, but also scared of being sick. I fall firmly in both categories.

You guys, having a baby two months into a pandemic (whether you believe its real or not) has been single handedly one of the scariest experiences of my life.

Keeping a newborn safe and healthy is already tough enough, and now all us new moms have a new virus added to the list of all the things I DONT want my daughter exposed to.

I don’t have a set point here, I just wanted to share my point of view, and it’s that people can be wonderful in times of need and people can be really harmful, too.

Remember us who are just trying to get through life as a new mom, trying to keep our babies from getting sick, and stay sane during an insane time. These uncertain times are hard on everyone, and we can all benefit from trying to walk a mile in each other’s shoes.

Be kind to those around you, and stay healthy ✌