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Motherhood,  Productivity,  Self Care

50 Easy Self-Care Ideas For Busy Moms

As a mom, because there are so many things to do in a day, it’s easy to lose ourselves. Even though we take pride in taking care of our family and home, the responsibility we have as a mom can leave us overwhelmed and burnt out at times. That’s why moms need to make time to care for themselves. You may be wondering, how can you take care of yourself as a busy mom.  Below are 50 easy self-care ideas for busy moms.


50 Easy Self-Care Ideas



1. Enjoy a hot shower.

2. Drink hot tea or coffee.

3. Read the Bible.

4. Do a facial with a mask.

5. Go grocery shopping.

6. Get your nails done at the salon or do it yourself.

7. Sing your favorite song out loud it will lift your spirit.

8. Cook your favorite meal.

9. Learn something new on Youtube during your downtime.

10. Nap when the kids are in school or while they’re napping at home.

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11. Call your close friends or family member for some good conversation.

12. Wake up early before the kids and do what you want while it’s quiet.

13. Listen to a podcast about a topic that interests you.

14. Listen to your favorite music.

15. Go for a 10- minute walk and explore nature in your neighborhood.

16. Exercise for 15 min. You’ll feel amazing afterward.

17. Watch your favorite series or sitcom.

18. Get a babysitter and do whatever you want for a few hours.

19. Buy yourself a gift that’s been on your Amazon wishlist.

20. Paint and draw with your kids.

21. Buy a dessert at your favorite bakery.

22. Bake a cake for yourself and indulge a little.

23. Don’t do chores. Give yourself a break and do your chores later.

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24. Light your favorite scented candle.

25. Do your makeup to look and feel your best.

26. Put lotion all over your body.

27. Give yourself a foot massage.

28. Play a game on your phone like candy crush or a word puzzle.

29. Read inspirational quotes on Instagram.

30. Drink a lot of water to get your body hydrated.

31. Eat a healthy meal.

32. Buy someone else a gift. It feels good to give to others.

33. Go to your favorite restaurant when you have a babysitter.

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34. Massage your hands with an oil of your choice.

35. Meditate on positive things.

36.  Stretch your body.

37. Plan your next vacation. That will put you in a happy mood.

38. Write in your journal.

39. Buy a planner and schedule your self-care time.

40. Ride your bike at the park.

41. Decorate your home.

42. Invite friends over for a game night or do it over zoom.

43. Tell a funny joke.

44. Organize your bedroom.

45. Buy a new blanket set for your bed.

46. Put plants in your rooms. Plants connect us with nature which is calming.

47. Applause yourself for being a loving, caring mom. You are awesome!

48. Pray to God for life and thank him for all he’s done for you.

49. Don’t compare yourself to anyone else.

50. Order take-out instead of cooking dinner.


Final Thought

As you can see, self-care is taking a moment to make time for you, physically, mentally, and emotionally. Self-care doesn’t need to be over the top. You can do the simplest thing to take care of yourself. I hope this post inspires you!

Which idea will you be trying or are already doing?

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