Being a mom is a full-time job that doesn’t leave much room for self-care, or so it seems. After all, between all the cleaning, cooking, dressing, wiping, comforting, and other motherly tasks, there don’t appear to be any hours in the day left for yourself. Unfortunately, all this neglect can quickly add up and reflect on your well-being. Look at it this way – if you do not take care of yourself first, soon you won’t be able to take care of anyone else. Believe it or not, there are several things you can do on a daily basis to stay happy, healthy and beautiful, and they can be integrated into your lifestyle very easily. Let’s check them out.

Lovely fall scene with a mom checking on her baby in a stroller

Buy healthier foods

While you might take time to prepare home-cooked meals, your effort will be in vain if you are making lunch out of processed foods. When shopping for groceries, get unrefined version of everything, and opt for whole grains and fresh fruits and vegetables instead of packaged food. Keep junk food out of your home, so it doesn’t tempt you during those times when you crave it. If it is not there, you won’t eat it. Speaking of nutrition…

Use supplements

Sometimes eating three healthy meals a day is impossible, but do not worry. With supplements, you can give your body what it’s missing and improve your immune system and overall well-being. A clever daily supplement routine will keep you happy and healthy, and taking them takes only a minute of your time. The right supplements won’t just make you feel better, you will look better too. For instance, hair skin and nails supplements can boost the health and vibrancy of your skin, hair, and nails and help you look your best without much effort.

Stay active

If you have a toddler or a really young kid, you are probably already always on the move. However, if your little one is still a baby or is already going to school, there is quite a chance that your couch has become your best friend. If this is the case, you need to find a way to squeeze some exercise into your busy schedule. Going to the gym is a longshot since you probably cannot find a full hour available to work out, which is why 10-minute sessions are a better option. There are plenty of YouTube videos that will help you find the best workouts for yourself. Besides these, try getting in more movement while doing everyday tasks. For example, power walk with the stroller, choose the stairs instead of the elevator when you are alone, or do some lunges while you are cooking. 

Keep track of your water intake

When you are a busy mom, it is incredibly easy to forget to hydrate. Since water flushes out toxins from the body, ensures proper functioning of all of your systems and keeps your skin moisturized, it is easy to see why drinking plenty of water is not something you want skip. Keeping track of your water intake is impossible when you are taking care of a child, so get yourself a large water bottle and make it your goal to finish it before bedtime.

Make your hair shine with natural products

Washing your hair every couple of days is impossible when you have kids running around 24/7. However, looking your best isn’t an impossible mission. Instead of going with the reliable messy bun, just use corn starch as dry shampoo to give those oily roots a lift and your hair volume. If your hair gets too frizzy, some essential oils will tame those wild strands. Speaking of hair, constantly putting your hair in a bun can damage it in the long run. Therefore, ask your hairstylist for a low-maintenance haircut, and learn a couple of easy hairstyles that don’t require your hair to be too tight. 

Just because you are busy taking care of your kids doesn’t mean your well-being should suffer. Use these tips to your advantage and be the best possible version of yourself.