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Just "Surviving" Motherhood Self Care Guide for Moms

If your just "surviving" motherhood follow along with this self care guide to inspire small self care acts that can make you feel a sense of whole again.

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We all lose ourselves to motherhood when your a stay at home mom and part of that sacrifice is completely losing yourself.

With the damands of caring for infants, waking up through the night, and having no time for yourself it is easy and normal to lose your identity.

But with just small acts of self care you can slowly begin repairing your identity, self worth, and find your motivation to rediscover who you are now after becoming a mom.

Gentle Self Care Ideas for Moms Who Are Tired

Again finding yourself in this position is completely normal and we all have to carve out time for ourselves to rediscover our new identity in motherhood.

With these gentle self care ideas you can begin creating a new simple routine that targets healing your mind, body, and soul.

With this work you will notice a difference in your mood and you soon find your ability to see joy again.

Have assurance that becoming a mother is the hardest thing you will ever do.

It is okay to feel burnout out, to feel completley out of touch with your mind, to feel like all you are is a mother now.

As they say, "This too shall pass," but in the meantime allow yourself some time to practice gentle self care to fill your cup too.

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List of 10 Gentle Self Care Ideas for Moms Struggling in Motherhood

  1. Nature Sound Meditation:

  2. Find a quiet space at home, open a window, and immerse yourself in the calming sounds of nature. Close your eyes, take deep breaths, and let the natural symphony relax your mind.

  3. Stargazing Evening:

  4. Step outside on a clear night and gaze at the stars. Identify constellations or simply enjoy the vastness of the night sky. It's a serene and awe-inspiring experience.

  5. Homemade Herbal Tea Ritual:

  6. Create a soothing ritual by brewing a cup of homemade herbal tea. Experiment with herbs like mint, chamomile, or lemongrass for a comforting and aromatic beverage.

  7. DIY Sensory Garden:

  8. If you have a small outdoor space or even just a window sill, cultivate a mini sensory garden. Engage your senses by touching, smelling, and visually enjoying the plants.

  9. Candlelit Bubble Bath:

  10. Transform your bathroom into a spa-like haven with a candlelit bubble bath. Use simple household items like candles and your favorite bath products to create a calming atmosphere.

  11. Yoga by Candlelight:

  12. Turn off the lights, light a few candles, and engage in a gentle yoga session at home. Follow an online video or simply move intuitively to stretch and release tension.

  13. Mindful Coloring or Doodling:

  14. Grab some paper and pens or pencils and engage in mindful coloring or doodling. Let your creativity flow without any pressure to create a masterpiece.

  15. Soothing DIY Face Mask:

  16. Create a homemade face mask using ingredients from your kitchen, like honey, yogurt, or mashed avocado. Apply it, relax for 15-20 minutes, and enjoy the rejuvenating effects.

  17. Guided Visualization Meditation:

  18. Find a quiet corner, close your eyes, and listen to a guided visualization meditation. Imagine yourself in a peaceful place, and let your mind wander in a positive and calming way.

  19. Digital Detox Hour:

  20. Dedicate an hour to a digital detox. Turn off your phone, computer, and other electronic devices. Use this time to engage in activities that bring you joy.

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Why Is Self Care Important for Moms Struggling in Motherhood?

Losing your identity is the most challenging aspect of becoming a new mom and it is completely normal to feel lost when your in this phase of life.

Allow yourself time to relesh this moment in your life by slowing down and priortizing your wellness, so that you can build a new balance.

You don't have to have it all figured out at one time for now focus on being a mom and balance their needs with your own by adopting a gentle self care routine.

With these simple self care ideas you can begin taking small moments for yourself and find joy in simple comforts.



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