Strategies for Busy Moms to incorporate Fitness for much better Self-Care



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1. Snacksize Exercise. View exercise as something that can come in snack size (Brody, 2015). I’ve always been a big fan of snacking, and at this stage of life with 4 young children, in a very busy house, setting aside a straight hour for fitness is unrealistic. Fitness and Self Care for Busy moms: Go for jogging, practice the meditations, do at least 20 rounds of jumping jacks, it will help you stay fit and provide energy, play with children, do cycling, going swimming with your kids, it will reduce.

Stock up on basic self-care items like sunscreen, lotion, and cough syrup, and fun ones like nail polish, essential oils, and bath products. Find a space in your house that you can prep with comforts, like a favorite blanket or pillow, for a go-to relaxing spot. 9. Have a plan just in case. Here are a few of my favorite SELF CARE TIPS for busy moms: 1. Exercise. I love to run and always feel better after I do.

Running increases the endorphins that boost seratonin in your brain. Serotonin is known as the “don’t worry be happy” neurotransmitter. Here are five simple self-care strategies you can start following right away: Sneak exercise into your day.

Sticking to your usual workout routine can be challenging for busy moms. One way to. Here are 5 self-care ideas for busy moms to help you make yourself a priority again.

Christina Tiplea. Conquer Overwhelm. We all know that fitting fitness into our routine is important, yet it can be really tough to actually find the time to do it! 7 Self-Care Tips For Busy Moms That Take 5 Minutes Or Less says: May 6 at 11:09 pm.

Burton’s own struggle with balance, joy, and motherhood prompted her to survey more than 400 moms, asking for their insights about finding balance and practicing self-care while raising kids. One of my fav self-care tips for busy Moms is to get into nature. I’m a huge advocate for visiting the local forest or other outdoor space as often as you can. We spend WAY too much time inside our homes, gym, grocery store – you name it. Do you have hiking trails nearby?

Below I listed 5 tips for finding the time for self-care that I hope can help you if you’re struggling to find a space in your busy day to focus on yourself. 1. Wake up before your kids. The best time of the day to practice a little self-care is.

Busy mom of four Rhonda Klein is a dermatologist with her own practice and has her own line of skin-care. “An occasional massage or pop-in to a local foot reflexology center can be the difference between a stressful, anxiety-packed day versus a relaxing evening.” 20. Release the tension of the day with a quick morning face massage.

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• Instead of spending time with your child after your errands, include your child in your daily activities such as laundry, grocery shopping, or washing dishes.

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Make a daily and weekly “to do” list, including all required activities, basic maintenance tasks (like laundry, cooking, child care, and eating), and a reasonable amount of down time.

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To find time for your health, you may need to delegate certain tasks, say no to requests that are not in your best interest, exercise with your children, stretch at work, or whatever works for your particular situation.

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You can supplement it by using a postpartum exercise book or DVD, joining a class for new mothers (the camaraderie helps with motivation, and many include infants in the routines), and making daily strolls with baby a part of your routine.

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Spend time with your child as you do laundry, while you read, as you do errands or just hang out.

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Many community centers offer exercise programs for new mothers.

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Plan and organize the day • Avoid multitasking • Families should establish structured routines (e.g., dinner at 7 pm each day, laundry is done on Saturday mornings).

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If you have the time, opportunity and inclination, sign up for a postnatal exercise class (you can usually bring baby along), or buy a postnatal exercise book or video and fit an at­home programme into your schedule (baby will probably love watching you jump around).

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encourage mothers to get as much bed rest as possible in the first few weeks and to discourage visitors from staying too long.

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  • Enjoy this video and ideas! I enjoy yoga and dance fitness. I just don’t have the time or resources to go to the gym, so I found a great YouTube channel with yoga and another with fitness videos. They are 20 minutes or less and really help me clear my mind and get some physical activity after the kids go to bed.

  • I have to say that I really enjoyed this sit down chat! I love your points about guilt and help. Just recently I started teaching my ten year old daughter how to wash the dishes from breakfast and lunch. I’m a homeschooling mom and I do all of the cleaning and I realized that I wasn’t making it to the lunch dishes before messing up dinner dishes and it took me so much longer to get done at night! And that was taking away my evening walk time which is my me time! So, that has helped a little bit. I also need to stop feeling guilty or bad for doing even the smallest things for myself. Like I even don’t paint my nails often cause I’m afraid someone will need me before they are dry ����‍♀️ lol �� how did I get like this? ��

  • Yes!!! Self care is super super important. I love listening to an audio book while I get chores done and LOVE to have a few minutes to myself in the morning to put some make up on ❤️❤️❤️

  • Thanks for ideas!
    I today started to create book of joy! It already feels nice.
    I suggest Lucy wyndham videos they are short 7minutes and amazing!!!

  • I’m a first time mum so I don’t know if most people do this anyway, but I’ve found 3 things that really make a difference to my happiness and energy throughout the day.
    Firstly I try to do a face mask while I’m doing a chore that takes time like, washing up or putting a mountain of clean clothes away, putting on and removing a mask really doesn’t use up much time.
    The second thing is make sure the house is mostly tidy before I go to bed as I find when I wake up and all I see is things I need to do, such as washing up and toys everywhere I’m overwhelmed before the days even started
    FINALLY, the best thing I’ve found when I manage to do it, is to wake up at least half an hour earlier than anyone else so I can start my day in peace just sitting down slowly enjoying a coffee and washing face brushing my teeth with no interruptions, I never thought I would like waking up early but I get so much more done and just having that time to myself makes me so much more patient.
    Hopefully that’s helpful to someone

  • These are all great suggestions for self care for us mamas. Thankyou for sharing, we know this will help alot of other mums out there x

  • I get up at 6:30 each morning, and I am in bed at 8:30, and hopefully asleep by 9. I need sleep, always have. I actually put my bedtime in my calendar!

  • Glad you take time for you because Most Moms just keep going and going and become stretched too thin. I noticed no wedding ring do you not wear one? Relaxing in bed is the BEST and that is awesome Mike takes care of getting Avery ready for bed great bonding time he and his mirror image twin with her strong features and dark black eyes ��. It’s Gonna be so awesome if you ever decide to stop the bottle bleach blonde hair color and let your natural hair color show I think it would look so nice on you. Nothing wrong with a 9:30pm bedtime we need our sleep as working parents. Yes I agree most family’s that resemble yours are teaching their children to think and believe they are superior and entitled to have every thing they want when in fact they are just spoiled brats ugh. Do what you have to do to help yourself stay sane and not feel overwhelmed. TFS ��

  • I love how realistic these are, I am soon to be a mum of three working full time and also making videos for youtube!!!…. So I love your ideas about eating healthily and realistic exercise! I started doing 15 mins per day of pre natal exercises on YouTube and increasing it from there!! ��������

  • Absolutely self care for mom’s doesn’t have to be a huge grand once a year go to the spa spend a bunch of money type of thing it’s really the every day things that we do to embrace ourselves and make ourselves better

  • Waking up before your kids is amazing. I wake up before to work and then have quiet time for myself. I like the idea of choosing a focus area to work on every few weeks. Mine right now is healthy eating.

  • Ooh yes please! These are just the type of ideas I need to get back into the practice of self care. I’ve become mom, spouse and business owner, without so much as a thought to what I need to do for my own wellbeing. So glad I came across your video, thank you!

  • I’m so excited about the spring season coming, getting outside is my favorite way to get my “self care.” I can garden while my kids play. Best of both worlds:)

  • Thanks for sharing and I may participate. I really do these all the time but pushed back my declutter for spring break. I am just trying to be minimal. Other things I do is spending time alone and working out/exercising.