Top 5 Self-Care Ideas for Moms

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Self-care is important.

The past 12 months have been extremely challenging. With all the unrest, and changes going on in so many parts of our lives, it can be difficult to focus on self-care and the things that are vital to keeping us mentally and physically healthy. As schools, and offices closed, and it became impossible to socialize in person, many parents found themselves trying to juggle working from home, while also trying to home-school our kids, and retain sanity.

Jane Fonda once said, “The challenge is not to be perfect—it is to be whole.

As we navigate the twists and turns of the pandemic, as parents, it is important to remember to take care of ourselves. Here are 5 self-care ideas that are covid-safe!

Self-Care Tip #1: Sweat it out!

There are so many great FREE workout videos on YouTube. Whether you a beginner, looking for a quick 20-minute workout, or a seasoned pro, looking for something more intense, YouTube has a great variety to choose from.

I like this one from FitnessBlender and this hip-hop one from POPSUGAR Fitness.

5 Self-Care Omaha MomSelf-Care Tip #2: Therapy

There is no shame in needing to talk to someone. According to the American Psychological Association, about 75% of people who participate in talk therapy, or psychotherapy, experience benefits. Platforms like Betterhelp.com have made it easy and affordable to talk to a licensed professional from the comfort of your home.

Self-Care Tip #3: Journal

Journaling is a great tool to relieve stress and organize feelings. There is no right or wrong way to journal. Take a few minutes and empty your head, by jotting down thoughts about situations that have been stressful.

Self-Care Tip #4: Rearrange your furniture

This may sound strange, but sometimes, changing up a room can make it feel completely new. A room can feel larger, or more functional by just rearranging the order of the furniture. Dr. Carrie Barron, M.D., assistant professor of psychiatry of Dell Medical School and Columbia College suggests that rearranging furniture can improve psychological well-being because it is a form of self-expression, and “grounding yourself in your environment.”

Self-Care Tip #5: Listen to a podcast

Spotify, iHeart Radio, Castbox, Pandora, and countless other FREE apps offer listeners the ability to search thousands of topics and listen in on the opinions and expertise of others. Want to be a better cook? Want parenting advice? True crime? There are so many to choose from.

What is your favorite form of self-care? How do you unwind and relax? Share with us in the comments below!

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