Self-care for moms is an important topic. We are so glad to have Julie Burton, mom of four and author of the new book The Self-Care Solution: A Modern Mother’s Must-Have Guide to Health and Well-Being here today to share some great tips to help moms re-boot their self-care.

“I will re-connect with my husband when I am not so exhausted,”

“ I will start exercising again when my kids are a little older,”

“ I will see my girlfriends when things calm down at work and at home,”

“My kids really need me right now. Those things will all have to wait,”

said many of the hundreds of women I interviewed for my newly released book The Self-Care Solution: A Modern Mother’s Must-Have Guide to Health and Well-Being. I too, have made many such declarations over my past 21 years as a mother. But as many mothers experience, I learned the hard way that while at the core of motherhood is taking care of others, mothers cannot pour out of an empty cup.

From the moment you become a mother and commit to caring for your child, you also need to set an intention for yourself: I will honor and respect myself by taking care of my needs and practicing regular self-care. This will make me happier and better able to care for my family with passion and love. I will set a good example for my child so she will understand how to practice self-care herself throughout her life.

Self-Care for moms

 

This is an excerpt from the article Five Simple Ways Moms Can Re-Boot their Self-Care which originally appeared on 5 Minutes for Mom.