How to balance being healthy and being a mother?

Being a mom, your world most likely revolves around your little ones. Even though being a mom is an unimaginable joy, it’s tiring; combine taking care of the children with sleep deprivation, stress and worrying all the time, and you have a pot brewing.

Ask any mom of a 4 to 6-year-old, and they’ll tell you how overwhelming it is to be the best mom they can be while also maintaining their own health.

Being a mom myself, I know the responsibilities of mothers and how we sacrifice our own health in order for our little ones to be completely satisfied.

It took me, personally, years to figure out what I was doing wrong and how I could actually take health and being a mom hand in hand. So, for today, here are a few tips to do just that.

  • Find some time for yourself; stop the “I can rest when I’m dead” attitude

Some “me” time is just what most mother’s need. No matter how social, no matter how people loving, no matter how outgoing of a person you are, there is one thing that you’ll always love, and that’s some alone time.

Take some time for yourself, read a book, watch a movie, go out to the local farmer’s market and get some produce picked up, take a long bath, get a facial, get your nails done; anything to get you recharged and revitalized for the days to come.

  • Exercise

While running around the house chasing after the little ones seem like enough exercise, it really isn’t the kind you need. In fact, most mother’s don’t realize it, while they’re doing everything around the house that they need some dedicated time to work out.

Do some yoga, go for a jog, maybe even do some squats, lift weights, etc. Do something that is on a specific schedule and is away from your normal routine. You’ll feel more refreshed and energetic after you get the hang of it, and it’s honestly a great way to get some alone time.

You can find tutors online if you need some help with your day to day exercise and nutrition.

  • SLEEP!

Sleep is just crucial! Mother’s sacrifice their own sleep for the sake of their children during the first few years of the child, however, they kind of get used to not getting enough sleep, to the point they think they’re not accomplishing anything if they’re asleep for long hours.

That’s the WRONG attitude to go about! You need sleep, and sleep needs you. Get enough sleep (suggested 7 – 8 hours a day) to get a refreshed and energized the mind and an energized body. Your performance as a person will improve with more sleep, so get on it!

  • Eat right

Provide the mind with the proper nutrition, give the body what it needs, and it’ll reciprocate in ways you don’t know it! Less stress, lower levels of anxiety, feeling of freshness, happiness, and fulfillment, and feeling of accomplishment and factually, fewer sugar levels will lead to less weight gain. Supplement your daily diet with tons of fruits and veggies and feel more relaxed throughout the day.

  • GO out with friends

By girls we mean your gal-friends and not your little princess. We know the importance of getting human contact. Share stories, get some time with your friends, have a great time.

Having children doesn’t mean the nights out with the girls will just end, don’t let the rain die down.

You should also get some alone time with your so too! Studies show that nights out are a great relationship booster and can lead to very happy relationships.