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Basic Self Care Rules Moms Often Overlook

As a mom, being busy is just second-nature. Having little time in the day to get everything done, let alone worry about your own basic needs is just the way it goes. But is that really the healthy course and attitude to take in the long run? The problem with always coming last on the “to do” list is that it begins to take a serious toll. Before you know it, you don’t have the energy, focus, or patience to deal with even the smallest of tasks. This is exactly why self-care is so important for moms.
Here’s a look at some of the basic self-care rules moms often overlook and need to start prioritizing.

Eating a Well-Balanced Diet that Includes Three Meals

How often have you just grabbed items on the go during the day, skipping breakfast, lunch, or dinner simply because you were in a rush or had other things to do? While it may not seem like a big deal, in reality, you are robbing your body of the nutrients and calories it needs to stay healthy. And if you’re trying to maintain a healthy weight, this is the kind of eating that will throw all your plans off track. It’s those fast snacks and pre-packaged goods that are usually guilty of extra calories, fat, and sugar.
The simple solution is to start making mealtime for everyone, including yourself, a priority. That means three well-balanced, healthy meals each day. That alone can curb your snack cravings and ensure your body is getting what it needs.

Get a Healthy Dose of Sleep Each Night

Another thing that busy moms often overlook is the importance of enough quality hours’ worth of sleep each night. You simply cannot feel your best or perform your best when you are caught in a cycle of not enough sleep. One night here and there may be okay, and something you can bounce back from, but when you are always lacking in sleep, it begins to take a very serious toll on your mental and physical health.
So, what’s the solution? Just like you would do for the kids, it’s a good idea to create a healthy sleep schedule that you stick to each and every night. And if your issue is more about the bed itself, and you find yourself tossing and turning all night, then it’s likely time to invest in a new mattress. 
Memory foam mattresses are often under $1,000 and provide an excellent amount of support and comfort for all types of sleep positions. Not only that, but they tend to retain their shape for many years, making it durable.

Finding a Hobby that You Enjoy

It’s also important for moms to take some time for themselves. This means they are off-duty if you will, and are free to relax on their own without having to do anything. So, what can you fill that downtime with? A hobby is a wonderful way to indulge in your creative side, provide relaxation, and enjoyment.
Some popular hobbies can include taking a class of some sort, gardening, painting, pottery, jewelry making, dancing, reading, crafting, walking for pleasure, bird-watching, and any other activity that elicits a sense of calmness. Remember, there’s no reason to stop at just one hobby; you can pick up as many as you like.

Learn to Make Your Health and Well-being a Priority

At the end of the day, it’s about learning how to make your own health and well-being a priority, and not push it aside so you can focus on everyone and everything else. The more you start to prioritize your own needs, the healthier and more energetic you will feel.

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