As a mom, it can feel like there is never enough time in the day. Between juggling work, household responsibilities, and caring for children, it’s easy to neglect our own needs. However, neglecting self-care can lead to burnout and exhaustion, making it even harder to meet the demands of daily life. In this blog post, we’ll explore why self-care should come from within and focus on prioritizing mental health, and provide 5 questions moms can ask themselves about self-care.
In her book, Real Self-Care, psychiatrist Dr. Pooja Lakshmin discusses how self-care should come from within and be focused internally. She explains that it should not be something that adds more to the to-do list or provides a temporary break from the daily grind. Real self-care is a principle, not just something to be bought or done. It is about recognizing our own needs and taking steps to meet them on a regular basis.
One of the most important aspects of self-care for moms is prioritizing mental health. This means taking steps to break out of burnout, overcome overwhelm, and work through the barriers to mental health. It may mean seeking help from a professional therapist or counselor, or finding ways to incorporate mindfulness practices into daily life.
Here are 5 questions moms need to be asking to lead them to developing real self-care:
- Why is it so hard for me to prioritize my sleep or let myself rest?
- If someone were watching my life on a video, what would they say I value most?
- What and where did I learn about boundaries? Was I taught that having boundaries was rude or disrespectful?
- What do I base my worth on?
- What makes me feel fulfilled?
Self-care is an essential aspect of mental and physical health for moms. Real self-care should come from within and prioritize your mental well-being. By starting with these 5 questions, moms can get to the root of why stress, burnout, and overwhelm are taking over their lives. Remember, taking care of yourself is not selfish – it’s self-preservation.
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