Yes, you read it correctly.
The mother is like the stem of a tree that holds each and every branch with the leaves and buds. Therefore, taking care of the stem is most important. As a mother, you might have always thought of taking care or serving your kids and family before you even think of any self-care.
But let me discuss few things about why is self-care important. When you ignore your personhood, you deny what you are and what you could be.
Life as a mother is quite hectic and tiresome. Take out some time to meditate because it would help you gain mental peace and calmness which is quite important to keep up with your work without getting easily cranky or agitated.
Try taking out at least 30 minutes in a day to work a bit on your body too. You can do it while your kid(s) are asleep. If the mother is weak, the whole house suffers. Therefore, working out would definitely add up to your achievements of maintaining your fitness and also make you feel good by being at home itself without worrying of leaving your kids at home.
Explore your talents
Love reading or writing books? Miss playing your guitar and singing your heart out? Forgot how to hold your brush and draw things like you did? Don’t think much! Get your sleeves up and start rejuvenating your skills. It would help you be happier and less stressed.
Have some “me” time
Although being a mother makes you quite more conscious about your kid(s) and less about yourself and you might also feel guilty while giving yourself a little space and taking out some lone time, don’t forget that ‘you’ matter too. Self-care isn’t selfish, it is necessary. You yourself need to be filled in order to give others.
Nourish your soul
Just like nourishing your body, it is also important to nourish your soul. And the right way to do it is by feeding your soul, what it craves for; and little rest never hurts. Grab a cup of coffee, or a glass of wine, soothing music or a hot shower, or a massage would be few of the best options. These would surely make you relaxed and understand why self-care is important.
Being a mother is a blessing, yet what a mother does for the family goes mostly unnoticed and unacknowledged. As a mother, you will definitely put your family’s needs in priority, yet the importance of self-care shouldn’t be denied. Just like you take care of your family and kids, do take care of yourselves too.
A little determination, and you can accomplish true motherhood along with keeping up with yourself. Remember mothers, while taking self-care, you are also taking care of your kids, unknowingly. How? Because we know that kids imitates their elders. And while they see you taking self-care from an early age, this would definitely make a good and healthy impact in their upbringing and habits. So, it’s a win-win situation.