7 Essential Elements to Create a Stress-Free Mom Routine
We all know that being a mom is one of the most rewarding, yet challenging, roles we will ever take on in our lives. And while there is no one-size-fits-all solution to creating a stress-free mom routine, there are certain essential elements that can help.
So, what are these essential elements? First, let’s start with the basics:
1. A good night’s sleep: This one is probably a no-brainer, but it’s worth mentioning, nonetheless. Getting enough sleep is important for our overall health and well-being, and it’s especially important for moms who are constantly juggling a million different things (I’m right there with you). If you’re not getting enough sleep, everything else on this list is going to be that much harder. So do yourself a favor and make sure you’re getting at least 7–8 hours of sleep every night.
2. A healthy diet: Just like our bodies need sleep, they also need nourishment in the form of a healthy diet. Eating nutritious foods will help give you the energy you need to power through your day, and it will also help improve your mood. Who doesn’t want that? I’ve been gluten intolerant my entire life and I am aware that allergies can make eating healthy a bit more difficult than one would want. However, searching the internet for recipes and taking a bit more time in the grocery store to find healthy alternatives that match the allergy you may be facing are helpful ways to get through it.
3. Exercise: Okay, I know exercise is probably the last thing you want to do when you’re feeling stressed out. But trust me, even just a few minutes of exercise can do wonders for your stress levels. Not only will it help to release endorphins (those happy hormones), but it will also give you some much-needed me-time. Give it a try.
4. Set aside some “mom time”: This is time that is just for you, without the kids or anyone else. Whether it’s reading a book, taking a bath, going for a walk, or just sitting in silence, do whatever makes you feel relaxed and rejuvenated. And don’t feel guilty about it! You deserve it.
5. Have a support system: This could be your partner, your friends, your family, or anyone else who you know you can rely on. Lean on them when you’re feeling overwhelmed or stressed out. They’ll be more than happy to help out however they can.
6. Organize and plan ahead: This one definitely goes hand-in-hand with being a mom. There is nothing more stressful than trying to juggle a million different things at once without any sort of plan or organization. So, take some time each week to sit down and plan out what needs to be done. This is probably my biggest lifesaver.
7. Take some time for yourself: Last but not least, don’t forget to take care of yourself! This includes both your physical and mental health. Make sure you’re taking the time to do things that make you happy and that help you relax. And if you ever feel like you’re at your breaking point, don’t hesitate to reach out for help from a professional.
Make Time for Yourself
To jump off of our 7th suggestion — It is so important to make time for yourself, especially as a mom. It can be easy to get caught up in the day-to-day routine of taking care of your family and forget to take care of yourself. But it is so important to nurture your own wellbeing in order to be the best mom you can be.
There are a few key things you can do to make sure you are taking care of yourself, both physically and mentally. First, it is important to make time for that exercise mentioned above. Even if you only have a few minutes, a quick walk around the block or some simple at-home exercises can make a world of difference. Taking care of your physical health will help you feel your best and have the energy you need to take care of your family.
In addition to exercise, it is important to make time for relaxation and self-care. This can look different for everyone, but it could be something as simple as taking a bath, reading your favorite book, or taking a yoga class. Taking some time for yourself each day will help you re-charge and be the best mom you can be.
Finally, it is important to stay connected with your friends and family. They can provide much-needed support and understanding that can be so valuable, especially during tough times. So, make sure to schedule some time each week to catch up with your loved ones.
Making time for yourself may not always be easy, but it is so important. By taking care of your physical and mental health, you will be able to be the best mom you can be.
Organizing is probably the biggest lifesaver for my household and could be for yours as well. Organizing your life can be a daunting task, but it’s important to have a good system in place to keep track of everything. One way to do this is to create a Mom Routine.
A Mom Routine is a daily or weekly schedule that includes all of the important tasks that need to be completed. This can include things like making sure the kids are getting to school on time, getting dinner on the table, and doing the laundry. Having a routine can help you stay on top of everything and make sure nothing falls through the cracks.
There are a few things to keep in mind when creating a Mom Routine.
First, be realistic about what you can get done in a day or week. It’s okay to start small and build up as you get more comfortable with your new system.
Second, be flexible and adjust your routine as needed. Life is always changing, and your routine should be able to change with it.
Lastly, don’t be afraid to ask for help. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, enlist the help of your spouse, a friend, or a professional organizer.
Creating a Mom Routine can help you take control of your life and get organized. It may take some time to get into the swing of things, but it’s worth it to have a system that works for you.
🧡Shine Bright, Kayla