52 Simple Ideas for Self-Care That Moms Will Love

52 Simple Ideas for Self-Care That Moms Will Love

Self-care has been on my mind since I celebrated my birthday last month. After having multiple conversations with various friends, I realized that a lot of moms are still having a difficult time including “self-care” in their weeks. Time, energy, money and creativity tend to be the most common reasons. To help, I came up with 52 easy ideas for self-care. That’s one for every week in the year.

Anybody can try these self-care ideas for women. I especially care about self-care for moms. Many of us moms (especially those of us in our 40s and 50s) are pulled in so many different directions. If we don’t take care of ourselves, we will eventually suffer burnout. The great thing about these ideas for self-care is that there is a lot of variety. Whatever you do, take care of yourself!

What Is Self-Care?

Before I share these self-care ideas for moms, it’s helpful to know what the term actually means.

Self-Care is what people do for themselves to establish and maintain health, and to prevent and deal with illness. It is a broad concept encompassing hygiene (general and personal), nutrition (type and quality of food eaten), lifestyle (sporting activities, leisure etc), environmental factors (living conditions, social habits, etc.) socio-economic factors (income level, cultural beliefs, etc.) and self-medication.

World Health Organisation

52 Ideas for Self-Care

  1. Absolutely nothing
  2. Affirmations
  3. Aromatherapy with essential oils
  4. Ask for (or buy) help
  5. Brain game exercises
  6. Perform breathwork
  7. Challenge yourself (escape rooms, ziplining, wall climbing, etc.)
  8. Clean (organize, declutter)
  9. Color or paint
  10. Cook a special meal
  11. Create something (get crafty)
  12. Drink a cup of tea (or coffee)
  13. Dance
  14. Do a digital detox
  15. Establish a skincare routine
  16. Get waxed (eyebrows, etc.)
  17. Practice eating “feel-good” food (intuitive eating)
  18. Add some fresh flowers or house plants to your home
  19. Play a game (video or traditional)
  20. Write a gratitude list
  21. Practice haircare
  22. Hydrate/drink water
  23. Journal
  24. Just say no/set boundaries.
  25. Listen to music
  26. Make a drink. Smoothies are a great option.
  27. Get or give yourself a massage
  28. Master a new makeup look
  29. Meditate
  30. Monotask (stop multi-tasking)
  31. Take care of your nails with a manicure and/or pedicure
  32. Plan (It can be your ideal day or week, a future vacation, etc.)
  33. Practice tapping for anxiety relief
  34. Pray
  35. Read a motivating or inspiring book
  36. Retreat (at home, at a hotel, etc.)
  37. Schedule YOUR medical appointments
  38. Set goals
  39. Sleep
  40. Start a new hobby
  41. Stretch
  42. Take a candlelit bubble bath
  43. Go on a nature walk/hike
  44. Take note of your mood so that you can get in touch with your feelings
  45. Go to lunch or dinner with friends
  46. Use vitamins and/or supplements
  47. Volunteer
  48. Watch a favorite television show
  49. Watch online entertainment for a short period of time (Instagram reels!)
  50. Look at a motivating or inspiring movie
  51. Workout/exercise
  52. Practice yoga

Self-Care for Moms PDF

You can download these ideas for self-care in this self-care for moms pdf.

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