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50+ Self Care Ideas for Busy Moms

Self Care isn’t a list of things you can do, it’s all about your state of mind. 

You can check off the things on this list like you do with your to do list and never reap the benefits of them.  Or you could simply practice a few mindset shift practices and literally change your life. I’m not joking. 

Believe that time, energy, and rest are abundant to you….and you WILL cultivate that in your life. 

Not all of these are activities without the kids, because let’s face it, solo time isn’t always possible. But self-care is ALWAYS essential. 

Creating space to take care of yourself with the kids in tow is possible. 

Relax & Refresh

  • Take a nap
  • Light a candle
  • Get a facial (or do at home. I love R&F)
  • Get a coffee solo
  • Listen to some music
  • Get a pedicure
  • Buy yourself some flowers
  • Spend some time in a hobby you love
  • Take a bath (epsom and essential oils)
  • Paint your nails
  • Watch your favorite movie or TV show
  • Get a massage
  • Go to bed early
  • Turn your phone off for a day
  • Savor the kiddo snuggles
  • Sleep in late (or just stay in bed)
  • Use an eye mask

Thought & Restore

  • Meditate & pray
  • 21 Days of Prayer for the Overwhelmed Mom
  • Read your bible
  • Give something away (there’s so much that we gain when we give to others)
  • Invest in something you love
  • Treat yo’ self 
  • Journal
  • Invest in some new knowledge, a course, or read an article
  • Turn your phone off for a day
  • Just say no…create a little space in your life 
  • Plan your day ahead so you don’t feel overwhelmed 
  • Start a gratitude practice
  • Listen to a podcast or audio book (get 2 free books)

Move & Replenish

Get Out & BeSocial

  • Chat with a friend 
  • Splurge on yourself, buy that thing you’ve been waiting for
  • Buy a new outfit
  • Treat yo’ self 
  • Put on some lipstick (my fave!) and curl your hair
  • Paint your nails
  • Turn your phone off for a day
  • Plan and go on a date night (or Date night in!)
  • Go out with some girlfriends
  • Ask for help
  • Get a haircut
  • Family adventure on the weekend (without technology!)
  • Buy a new piece of jewelry (I love Noonday!) 
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