My latest article for The Huffington Post offers 6 steps for moms to find time in their day for mommy care. I hope you enjoy the article and please share it with other moms!:
In today's fast-paced world, mothers are facing new daily challenges all the time. From morning to night, she is on-call for her family. A mom has a keen sense and a dynamic drive that allows her to get everything done each day.
While each day a mom makes sure her family's to-do list is done, she often struggles to find time for herself. Without mommy care, fatigue can set in and energies may deplete causing a physical breakdown. In between dealing with all of the family situations that seem to turn up without any notice, a mom needs to set aside some time for herself so she won't become overwhelmed. Finding some moments for yourself in the day is a challenge. But if you set aside some mommy care time it will help you rejuvenate, have more clarity, and plan ahead for the next few days. Here are six helpful steps to take with you on your mothering journey.
1) Be More Aware
Moms need to be more aware of how they feel. You can keep going until you experience burnout. If you don't take care of yourself, you won't be helping your family in the long haul. It's important to begin some kind of doable mommy care process that suits your needs to ensure well-being.
2) Manage Your Day
Being overwhelmed with all the parts of your family life that need addressing on a daily basis can make it hard to get to your list of to-dos. Pick the three most important items on your list and begin doing them, adding a fun twist (e.g. listen to music or a motivational talk). You will begin to give yourself the encouragement to accomplish all that you need to do while taking pride in empowering yourself and your family.