Do you ever wish for more self-love? Here are seven tips to help you find that time and energy.
It’s no secret that being a mom is one of the hardest jobs in the world. We are constantly juggling a million different things and often put our own needs last. But what if we told you that taking care of yourself is not only essential for your well-being, but also for your kids?
Self-love is not selfish. It’s not indulgent. It’s a necessity.
Think about it this way: if you’re running on empty, you’re going to have a hard time being the best mom you can be. You need to take care of yourself first in order to be able to take care of your kids the way they deserve.
So how do you do that? Here are some tips:
1. Make time for yourself every day
This doesn’t mean you have to spend hours pampering yourself (although there’s nothing wrong with that!). Just set aside some time each day – even if it’s just 15 minutes – to do something for yourself. Read a book, take a bubble bath, go for a walk…whatever makes you happy.
2. Find a hobby
Having something in your life that’s just for you can do wonders for your self-esteem and sense of well-being. It doesn’t matter what it is, as long as it brings you joy.
3. Dress for success
Yes, we know you’re a mom and comfort is key. But that doesn’t mean you have to live in yoga pants 24/7! Take some time to find clothes that make you feel good about yourself – even if they’re just a pair of jeans and a cute top. When you look good, you’ll feel good. And don’t forget the shoes! Sometimes simply changing our shoes can change our mood.
4. Get moving
Exercise isn’t just good for your physical body, it’s excellent for your mental well-being. So move your body as it stores energy. Join a mom’s fitness group, go for walks with the stroller, take dance classes…whatever gets you moving and sweating.
5. Connect with other moms
Having a strong network of supportive friends is crucial for all moms. We all need someone to vent to (or just commiserate with!) when things get tough. Find a local mom’s group or join an online community like this one.
6. Don’t be afraid to ask for help
This is something that all moms need to hear: it’s okay to ask for help! Whether it’s hiring a babysitter so you can have some much-needed “me time” or asking your partner to pitch in more around the house, don’t be afraid to delegate. You can’t do it all, and that’s perfectly fine.
7. Seek professional help if you need it
There’s no shame in admitting that you need a little extra help to get through tough times. If you’re struggling with depression, anxiety, or any other mental health issue, seek professional help. There’s no reason to go through it alone when there are people who can help. Therapists, coaches, mentors are all excellent resources.
Taking care of yourself is not selfish – it’s essential. So make self-love a priority in your life and watch as your happiness (and parenting skills!) skyrocket.
If you are looking for ways to improve your relationship with yourself and want to find more self-love, consider signing up for our 1:1 private coaching program. Group coaching is also available, as well as a growing eBook library at Jenslifecoaching.com that will help you learn how to better care for yourself. We hope that the information provided in this blog post has helped you see the importance of self-love and how it can benefit both you and your loved ones.
Self-Love is giving the best of you, instead of what’s left of you.
Interested in reading more about Self-Love, read my Blog How to REALLY practice self love: a guide to giving yourself what you need.
I am Jen,
As a dedicated life coach specializing in co-parenting, divorce, and single motherhood, I bring a unique blend of professional expertise and personal experience to my coaching practice. I am deeply committed to helping women not only survive divorce but also thrive as they transition into their roles as single mothers. I provide tailored coaching to assist my clients in developing effective co-parenting strategies, fostering healthy communication, and creating nurturing environments for their children.
I am also the author of the best-selling book “I am Amazing: From Invisible to Invincible”. My self-help memoir offers hope and inspiration for anyone who has felt overwhelmed by life and their struggles with mental health. With raw honesty and vulnerability, I provide an intimate look at my journey from victim to victorious.