As a wife and Mom of three, it seems there’s never enough time in the day to accomplish what needs to be done, let alone to find time to relax. Self-care has been quite the buzzword lately so I wanted to shed light on some simple, budget-friendly ways in which busy moms and wives can make time for themselves every once in a while. Keep reading for tips on how to practice self-care simply and affordable.
Establish a nighttime routine
Everyone has their own way of winding down after a busy day. Whether it’s catching up on your favorite television show, reading a couple of chapters of a book, or taking a relaxing bath followed up by your favorite anti-aging skincare product, we all have our own definition of a night time routine. It’s totally understandable that some nights you may be so exhausted all you can think of is jumping right into bed, but sticking to your routine at night can actually improve your quality of sleep, leaving you well-rested and refreshed enough to tackle anything that awaits you the following day!
Create a stress-free space
A while back I shared a piece on the concept of including hygge in your home decor. This is a perfect way to create a space you want to spend time practicing self-care in. Whether it’s your entire house or just one room, a minimalistic approach, soft colors, plants, and plush blankets help to create a stress-free space for you to feel relaxed in without having to leave your home. Grab a cup of tea or a snack and spend a little, or a lot, of time reflecting on your day in your own little hygge oasis.
Write it down
Expressing what we’re feeling is an important part of self-care. From really exciting life events to not so happy news, bottling up emotions is not healthy for anyone mentally or physically. Regardless of good or bad, sometimes we don’t want to talk about our feelings out loud. Keeping a daily journal is a great way to let these feelings out without necessarily having to share them with anyone else. There are many benefits to keeping a journal and the best part is, you can do it pretty much anywhere. Whether you to choose to write in your feelings down each morning when you wake up, or while you’re waiting in the car for your kids to get out of school, as long as you have a writing utensil, you’re good to go.
As busy as we are, it’s crucial we invest a little time in ourselves. Regardless of your age, it’s never too early or late to start focusing on your health. The more you practice self-care the less time you’ll spend feeling burnt out. A recharge every now and then may be just what you do need to be the best wife and mom you can be!