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Self Care In Motherhood

Self care is a hot topic at the moment. Everyone has a different idea of what self care means, and rather than all trying to agree I think we all need to just accept that it looks different to everyone. For some people it’s pamper time, for other’s it’s ticking jobs off the to do list and for other’s it’s a hardcore gym session or seeing friends. The most important thing is that we actually get to have some self care once in a while, whatever that might look like for us. We all have things that stand in the way of us getting that time to refresh and recharge our batteries, and as busy mums sometimes it can feel impossible to get much time that is truly just for us. Even if someone takes the kids for an hour, most of us end up spending that time on housework or life admin, because it feels much more productive. But if there is one thing I’ve learnt over the last four years of motherhood, it’s that I’m no use to anyone if I’m burnt out. As they say ‘prevention is better than a cure’, and to me self care is the only prevention for burn out and overwhelm. It’s important, and it’s healthy to prioritise it once in a while. (more…)

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