Routine Self-Care For Mothers

What is Self-Care

Self-care is a practice, and a commitment that we make to ourselves so that we may do the most significant work we are here to do.

Why Is It Important for Mothers?

Self-care may differ from one person to another but it is essential to find a sense of balance of caring for yourself and others. Regularly fulfilling your own needs can have a bad effect on your overall health. It can make you short-tempered, exhausted, hassled and subjective to a total burnout. So, in order to take care of your health (and wisdom); find out some time for self-care! You cannot grant what you don’t have and also you can’t take care of others well if you are not taken care of, too. Fill up your cup first and then you will be able to pour out into others. And Mommies, let me reveal you a secret… you are worth taking care of yourself as you are managing big things each day!

Rohini Vijay

Rohini Vijay

​Published on

26 January, 2020

Essential Self-Care Regime for Moms

1. Start your day with exercise: Adhering to your usual exercise routine can be frustrating for busy mothers. One approach to handle this issue is to pick outside exercises that you can do with your children to remain physically energetic, reliably. For example, you can go for swimming or cycling with them or do exercises. Indeed, even straightforward activities like crunches, hopping jacks and squat bounces can help you to stay fit and stimulated. Simply recollect, consistency is the key.

2. Make use of early mornings: Go for a run, practice meditation, read a book or have massage at your home. Regardless of whether you have to practice all the more frequently or simply need to provoke your routine daily schedule, pick exercises that stimulate you to practice consistently. Take an open air yoga class. Go for a race. Go for a fitness class.

3. Spend time for your health: Be straightforward, when was the last time you went for a full body health check? Realize that your wellbeing and prosperity is equally as significant as that of your relatives. Like so, make time to get your influenza shots, plan dental checkup and go for yearly health check that include essential tests like a pap smear. Furthermore, be aware of what you put in your body. Consume foods like grains, nuts, lean meats, fruits and vegetables. Slice your caffeine intake and drink a lot of water.

4. Have enough sleep: Getting adequate rest is an extremely fundamental yet vital self-care practice. It eases pressure, recovers cardiovascular health, makes the immune system stronger and improves memory. In the meantime, frequently lacking enough sleep leads to psychological disturbances and puts you in danger for severe conditions like diabetes and coronary illness. Don’t limit sleep, at any moment, when you are responsible for more tasks to be done while your kids are sleeping.

5. Exchange with your spouse: Decide one night in a week that you have “off.” Hand off all errands to your spouse, while you have some enjoyment for a few hours. He gets another night for himself. This has worked great for me and my husband. I sometimes choose Saturday morning instead of an evening (because I’m usually get tired by evening). That’s breathtaking too!

For some daily peace, initiate quiet time. I have been following this for many years. Immediately after lunch, my daughter goes up to her room for an hour. I usually do some activities that has to be done only for quiet time, so that it will be exciting for her like, books, puzzles, building toys, etc., These are the things that engages her minds, and she have to play calmly.

She plays calmly in her room until I come to get her when her time is up. I get an hour to myself to take a quick rest, read, meditate, connect spiritually, or work on a hobby or project. It is the perfect break I need to recharge myself and then I am ready to look after my kiddos and tackle the afternoon time. This can also be helpful to mom’s who have a new baby. You can even do it a few times a day in smaller doses.

Simple Self-Care Ideas for Busy Moms

  • Meet a group of friends who can have “real talk,” and get together on a regular basis. I acclaim this one for my emotional health for the past several years. Our get together are safe places where there is love and acceptance, healing and support.  

  • Make a list of physical activities you enjoy, things that uplift you morally, and things that are healing psychologically.

  • See a therapist regularly. Even if it is once a quarter. Even the fittest person will be benefitted from consulting a therapist. So don’t miss this one.

  • Meditate. Listen to guided meditations, long or short. Light a candle. Do it while you have some leisure. Indoors or outdoors. Meditation classes can also be fun

  • Yoga. It does not have to be a physically challenging class to be effective. Even some gentle yoga poses can revitalize your body and mind.

  • Listen to an inspiring podcast; hear on tape, or music.

  • Go for walks in different environments. Find a peaceful place, a country road, or a neighborhood with dazzling houses.

  • Go for regular massages.   

  • Have a warm bath. Add in some bath salts like Epsom salt or essential oils in your bathing water, light some candles, play some soft music, read a book. Really use your mind as you soak.

  • Create something. Draw, paint, sew, decorate, and write. I try to do one thing every day that cannot be undone by the kids! It makes me feel that I have accomplished something.  

  • Find out a new hobby. Take a class, go to a craft store, take up a new sport, and make some plans.

  • Do things that cheers up your mind. Light aromatic candles, use your favorite essential oils, discover new music or soothing sounds, look at beautiful or fascinating art, cuddle with fluffy blankets or buy a new sweater. Try tasting new flavors at a restaurant, try out new drinks—seasonal flavors are fun. 


Learning to love and care for yourself leads to the best version of you. Best of all, you will find an improved ability and love for your family and others. Self Care practices are really important to our overall happiness, but when life gets hectic, finding time for ourselves can be so difficult!
Create a schedule that fetches self care into your life. Make a dedication to this routine until it becomes a habit. Once you see how your self care habit improves the quality of your day and life, you will not want to give it up!


When you care for yourself and love yourself, you have more to give others. More energy. More endurance. More love. The entire end of the day tasks is most important because they help you get prepared to the next day and help your mornings go smoothly. Self-care is not self-centered. Self-care is the conviction that you are praiseworthy of a healthy and blissful life.

​About Rohini Vijay

I'm Rohini....
I have been married for 6 years now. I'm a Mommy to a busy girl named Ishitha. She is now 4.8 years old. I'm a full-time mommy. My daughter keeps me busy always. She is very kind to everyone and a happy child always. So, I feel that I'm very lucky to have her in my life.   I enjoy reading books, love to hear music and I engage myself in blogging at my leisure time.

This is personal experience and point of view of Mrs Rohini Vijay as a mother. Happy Motherhood does not take responsibility for the contents and those not necessarily represent point of view of Happy Motherhood

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