According to a recent survey, being a mother is equivalent to 2.5 full-time jobs! The average mother spends 98 hours a week on parenting duties- and that’s without factoring in other jobs, chores and tasks. It’s no wonder mothers are so tired!
As working moms ourselves, we understand just how busy life can be. Multi-tasking is the norm, and being pulled in a hundred different directions is just a part of the ‘job’. It’s exhausting, and at times it can feel like it’s impossible to find any time for yourself. But if you want to be the best mother for your child, and the best version of yourself, then self-care is vital.
Here are four easy steps to incorporate into your busy lifestyle to create a healthier, happier you:
Start with supplements:
A healthy diet is a great start, but often, it’s still not enough. Replenishing vitamins and minerals that are depleted is crucial for optimal health.
Avy & Dan collagen drink with vitamin C and hyaluronic acid is the perfect supplement to start with. Not only will it assist your immune system, but it will also provide essential ingredients that will help your skin, hair, nails, bones and joints.
Collagen isn’t known as ‘the elixir to youth’ for nothing- it nourishes your skin from the inside out, helping you to look and feel your best.
When first getting started, exercise can sometimes feel like a bit of a chore. However, once you get going- the endorphins you’ll get from working out are amazing!
Exercising first thing in the morning can help set your day up for success, and even doing a 15-30 minute at-home workout has the potential to curb stress, boost your energy levels, and help you stay healthy.
Take time to unwind:
Run yourself a bubble bath, light some scented candles, and unwind while listening to your favourite playlist. After a stressful day, a hot bath can do wonders for the soul.
For ultimate pampering, try adding one of our vitamin C sheet masks to your nighttime routine. It’ll instantly feel more like an at-home spa experience.
Do something that you love:
Because Mothers tend to put their family’s needs ahead of their own, you might assume that you no longer have the time to do the things you once loved. But having a hobby for yourself outside of ‘motherhood’ will actually make you a better mother!
Try to carve out some ‘you time’ at least once a week to do something you love. It doesn’t have to be what your family likes- it has to be what you like. Whether it’s reading a book, going for a long walk in nature, doing yoga, playing a musical instrument or going to a dance class- allow yourself that time.
Us mothers tend to be hard on ourselves at times. And we often put ourselves last. But if you want to prevent burnout, and live a healthy and happy life, then a little self-care and self-love will go a long way…