5 Reasons Moms Should Be Pampered and How to Make It Happen
By Emily Brown, CrunchyMamaScience.com
Hey mama! Do you feel like you haven’t had a minute to yourself, a cup of hot coffee, or a decent piece of chocolate in far too long? We think you deserve more. As moms we sometimes assume we don’t deserve to be pampered. We have kids to feed, families to take care of, and work to do. Who has the time or luxury for stress relief, a self-care plan, indulging in something delicious, or buying yourself something nice? Well, here are five reasons you should make time to go ahead and pamper yourself!
1. You cannot pour from an empty cup
A healthy mom has the energy, motivation, and stamina to be the best she can be for her family and job. An emotionally rested mom has the peace and joy to give her kids all she desires to offer them. Self-care will transfer down to your kids, and you owe it to them to be the woman you were meant to be.
2. Motherhood does not mean martyrdom
It’s easy to think that fitting the “mom” description means you must be tired, unkempt, and eating leftover cold mac n cheese at 8 pm. Do you feel that if you take a minute to yourself you are not giving your kids your all? It’s okay, mama! Being a mother does not mean losing your place as a woman. You do not have to barely be hanging on to be a success. It’s completely necessary to find time to sleep for five extra minutes, go out for a drink with friends, and put on some lip stick.
3. Your health depends on it
Too much stress can be extraordinarily destructive to the human body. In a constant state of stress, your hormones may become unbalanced, your gut may be unhealthy, and this can lead to a myriad of health problems, not to mention the emotional toll it takes on you. Finding small ways to reduce stress, release worry, and just breathe is crucial to your long term health goals.
4. Life is too short not to enjoy
Think about the end of your life—what are you going to look back on and smile about? These are the moments to focus on. Take a little extra time during those moments to enjoy them, and take it all in. This is pampering too; letting yourself enjoy a beautiful moment a little bit longer while leaving the worries and tasks of life behind you is self-care in the simplest sense.
5. Because you’re mom
Whether you are a biological mom, adoptive mom, foster mom, or mom by association, you are the sustainer of tiny humans, the lover of angsty teenagers all over the world, and the most loving and supportive person on this planet. The love of a mother runs so deep, it is impossible to even describe. That, my friends, is worth celebrating. Motherhood is beauty, humility, and love in the most uncomplicated form, and that deserves a little bit of pampering.
So how do we accomplish self-care?
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Tell us in the comments, do you take time to pamper yourself?