Essential Self-Care Tips for Moms

Essential Self-Care Tips for Moms

The best gift we can give to our family is to take care of ourselves. As mothers, we often keep ourselves as a last priority and forget to take care of our physical and mental health.

According to India’s first Time Use Survey for the period January to December 2019, the participation rate of women in domestic activities is 81.2%.

National Family Health Survey-5, 2019 – 2021 found that 57% of the women in India, in the age group of 15 to 49 years were anaemic.

Multitude of moms would keep the requirements of the family above their own. However, it is important to remember that self-care is necessary even to take care of others. So here are some essential self-care tips for moms.

Do not shy away from asking for help

Many of us hesitate to ask for help. Remember that we all require help at some time or the other. So, it is okay to ask for help when required. Look around with an open heart and you will find empathic friends and loved ones, who will be happy to help you. Value your support systems and make efforts to strengthen them.

Prioritize your diet and nutrition

While mothers are extremely committed to serving nutritious and wholesome meals to their kids, they often overlook their own dietary requirements. I have personally found planning a weekly menu, along with other family members, immensely helpful. It aids to include all the food groups in the diet and to prevent unhealthy snacking. Since the kids also participate in the planning, they are more likely to make healthier choices.

 Be creative with your recipes, like home-made fruit ice creams and shakes or soups, to include fruits and vegetables in your diet. Also, make it a point to eat along with your family members and not after them.

Make time for exercise and physical activity

To stay active and fit, we need to include exercise and physical activity in our daily schedule.

We can think of innovative ways to incorporate small doses of exercise in our routine.

For instance, after you drop your kids at the bus stop in the morning, take out 15-20 minutes for a short walk. While waiting for your children as they participate in activities, make time for a walk or some simple stretching exercises. You could also find a group of like-minded moms and exercise with them.

Have a morning routine

Whether you are a stay-at-home mom or a working mom, ensure that you have a morning routine to get dressed and feel ready for the day.

Learn to trust your kids

As your kids grow older, learn to trust them with small household chores and their homework.

This helps them learn essential life skills. It also helps them to be self-reliant and to feel more capable.

You may read more about it in my earlier article, Building bridges: Creating a connection with your child. (

Unapologetically carve out time for your beauty, alone time, recharging, hobbies, and health check-ups. As you set these boundaries, you must also learn to be firm about them.

This Mother’s Day, let’s make self-care a priority and gift ourselves self-love.

Do share, in the comments below, the things you do to take care of yourself.


12 thoughts on “Essential Self-Care Tips for Moms

  1. Hello moms,I feel shy asking for help,but i do have a morning routine of walk and exercise after dropping my kid to school,also i do take care of my nutrition needs and ya i do feel that somewhere we are so lost in doing household chores and we dont take.time for.our hobby and i feel thats very important for your mental health,,and ya i dress gud but sometimes i m in my tshirt and lowers,ups and downs of a moms life,but yes a person who look good who feel good about themselves produce good happy and make others to all mothers.

  2. Hi, m the mother of Aaditya Gupta and Angad Gupta..To keep myself fit I do workout daily…n it’s my passion to stay fit…

  3. Feeling happy and energetic after reading the article.its really very important and much needed task for present day mother’s to take care of yourself. Not only physically, mental health is also important equally. When the mothers are alone after kids goes to school they should not feel themselves lonely or purposeless,they should engange themselves in yoga,meditation or some other mind relaxing activities like dance and listening to music or any other hobbies they love to do.Happy mothers day to all lovely mothers .

  4. Very nice points shared for self care and I am happy that I follow all of them. Happy Mother’s Day to all wonderful mothers.

  5. Thank you Ma’am for all these excellent tips for moms looking for ways to do self-care.
    I think it’s okay to be a person ALONG with being a mom. In fact, we can be both.
    By caring for ourselves first, we are caring for our family.

  6. As mothers we do not give any priority to ourselves.. Yes that’s very much needed and is the MOST important in the list of priorities.

  7. Thank you so much ma’am for sharing such an amazing and useful article for Mothers. Each and every line is so meaningful.

  8. It’s always such a pleasure to go through your writings. The tips shared by you is surely going to make us all healthy , wealthy and wise mothers

  9. Wonderful article and too relatable. Happy Mother’s Day to you Ma’am and all doting mothers. Take time to love yourself, embrace yourself with positivity and lead a happy healthy life.

  10. Thank you so much for sharing this Article..Most of the time, we as a mother ignore ourselves.. Excellent tips of Self care shared by you that every mother should follow..Happy Mother’s Day to all beautiful mother’s👍👍

  11. Thank for sharing such a thoughtful article Ma’am. It will surely benefit many mothers and help them priotize their health and wellbeing.

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