Friday, March 30, 2018

The Importance of Self-Care in Motherhood.



     The demands of being a Mother are endless. And to be frank, as moms we typically suck at self-care. We spend all of our time caring for our families and putting their needs above our own. Which, of course, means we're putting ourselves on the back-burner.

     But I am here to tell you that we absolutely MUST care for ourselves in the midst of caring for our families.While facing all of the demands of motherhood, we get stressed. We get worn out. We lose energy and don't feel like playing with our kids. We may even snap at them for no legitimate reason.
Honestly, how many of you moms are guilty of doing that?

     But we get it in our heads that having "me-time" is selfish and wrong. Self-care is not selfish, its actually a very important aspect of Motherhood. If you don't take care of yourself, you won't be able to adequately care for your family. You may be surviving it right now.. but trust me, that won't last forever.  There's only so much we can take until we eventually crash.

     It's like the airplane oxygen mask theory- You need to put your OWN mask on before you help your child put his or her mask on. Because if you're fumbling around with your child's mask and YOU quit breathing, then what happens? You're BOTH gonna quit breathing, because you can't help your child if you're not breathing.

     Self care, ultimately, is the decision to make yourself a priority.  It will help you re-charge and re-energize so you can be more present and enjoy those precious moments with your children. So if you won't do it for yourself, then do it for THEM.

    Be sure to keep an eye out here at TinyHomeBigLife.com for a future blog post on "How to Make Time for Self-Care" as well as "20 Ways to Practice Self-Care at Home."   :)

     If you know a Mama who needs to read this, please share this post with them. Sharing is caring!

                                                  <3 Missy

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