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Sunday, 1 March 2020

Wellness tips for busy mums

Let's face it, looking after small children isn't always the easiest of tasks. It can be hard to make time for yourself or to prioritise your own needs when you're caught up the wonderful yet exhausting world of motherhood, yet looking after yourself is vital for your well-being. With just a few tweaks to your usual routine you can ensure you give yourself that much needed bit of TLC. You certainly deserve it! Here are a few ways I try to incorporate a bit of self-care into my day to day life...

Daily yoga
Although I have recently switched my daily yoga sessions to weekly pregnancy yoga classes (and intend to recommence the daily sessions once settled with the new baby) it still has an amazing effect on my health and well-being. When I was new to yoga, I started off going to weekly classes but after a while, opted to do yoga in the comfort of my own home after I discovered the amazing Yoga With Adrienne classes on YouTube. I try to do a little each day; the videos can be as short as 15 minutes which is perfect if you're short on time but at the same time, if I don't manage a day, I don't put pressure on myself either. Yoga takes me to a place of calmness that I don't find anywhere else. I always liken it to taking a dip in a cool pool; I feel so refreshed after. Just practicing simple breathing exercises can reset your mind and help you to feel calmer and more relaxed. 

yoga

A relaxing bath
This is a wonderful way to ensure you take a bit of time for yourself. Treat yourself to a luxurious bubble bath, lie back and unwind. A warm bath always makes me feel more relaxed after a stressful day. You can kit out your bathroom to be a mini haven with beautiful scents, ornaments, and your favourite bath products. You may wish to consider the addition of bathroom accessories such as shelves for your candles or soap dispensers for shower gels and hand creams for example.  

bath

Drink water
It's no secret that water has amazing health benefits to our bodies but it also is amazing for our mental well-being too. Replacing even one of your caffeinated drinks with a cool refreshing glass of water will benefit you but if you can manage to drink water more regularly throughout the day you'll soon notice the effects! It can be hard to remember to keep hydrated when you're busy so keep a flask filled or even a few in different rooms of the house. 

Read before bed
It can be tempting to stare at a screen before you go to sleep perhaps having one last check of social media, but the light from our phones or from TV screens can disrupt our sleep patterns and make it harder to fall asleep. Reading will help you feel more relaxed and what's better than getting utterly engrossed in a good book? 

Do you have any tips for maintaining a positive well-being? I''d love to hear more in the comments below! 


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