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A Guide to Self-Love For Moms

For millions and millions of families all over the world, it is often left to the mother to bring the unit together and make sure that everyone is happy, healthy, and doing what they are supposed to be doing at any given moment!


They give love to the whole family, but moms need to give self-love as well.


As a mom, you are the central force of family life, one of the most important pieces in the family jigsaw puzzle, and something that absolutely cannot be underestimated is just how much that jigsaw puzzle needs to be protected and preserved.


In these unprecedented current times, you might find yourself stuck at home more than ever with children and a spouse to look after. This is important work, but you also shouldn’t forget that you deserve to feel special and relaxed as well.


With that in mind, here are some suggestions for ways to show yourself some self-love. After all, all moms should indulge in self-love as often as they can!


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Ways To Practice Self-Love For Moms

Sweat It Out


Exercise never seems like it is going to be enjoyable before you start but believe me when I say that half an hour of sweating and puffing can lead to days’ worth of endorphins boosting your mood and body.


Using an app like the 30 Day Fitness Challenge is perfect: it has a lot of different programs as well as specific exercises designed to target problematic areas, like this routine on how to get rid of saddlebags fast.


That’s perfect for any mom trying to lose that stubborn baby weight!


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Splurge A Bit Online


We are all leaving the house less and less at this current time, so you probably can’t get to the nail salon or massage therapist for any routine care you may have become accustomed to.


But, perhaps you can afford to treat yourself to a personal, luxury purchase online to pamper yourself.


Think about the money that you would usually be spending on coffees and other store trinkets every week, and instead use that money to get something to make you feel better during this tough time.


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Have Breakfast In Bed


Leave a note for your partner or a sensible kid, asking them to prepare you an enjoyable breakfast in bed! You get up and make sure everybody is fed and watered every day of the year, so you deserve to have some special treatment on a Saturday or Sunday morning!


Self love for moms
With my other flowers on my dining room table. This plant came as a set of 2.


Decorate Your Place With Flowers


Don’t underestimate the power that visual beauty and nature can have on your daily mood. Make the effort to buy and arrange some pretty flowers in a couple of vases around the house.


This is even more pressing if you don’t have a garden that you can escape into for periods during the day. Don’t make a special trip – either order flowers online or pick them up when you go grocery shopping.


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Give Yourself A Facial Once A Week


There is a reason why spas are such a beloved institution for moms across the world! You might not be able to get to a spa for a little while in 2020, but you can recreate some of the luxury feels by giving yourself a facial at least once a week.


It is a luxurious experience in the moment, and that experience extends across the rest of the week thanks to your skin being replenished.


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Cook A Sweet (But Healthy) Treat


As a mom, you probably do a lot of cooking for your family, but can you remember the last time you cooked something sweet just for yourself? There are plenty of healthy and delicious recipes online, and we know that you probably have the time right now!


Try to recapture the joy of doing something in the kitchen, rather than it being a chore to get hungry mouths fed.


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Mask Crafts


Those who do leave the house at the moment would be sensible to wear a surgical mask, but who says you can’t make it cute?


With children at home, you probably have your fair share of arts and crafts equipment, so a fun little task to take up some quarantine time can be to craft yourself a mask to wear when you do have to venture outside of the home.


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Scented Candles


One of the best elements of home decor and home accessories is undoubtedly the wide range of scented candles that are available in most stores these days.


Whether you are a fan of floral, fruity or sugary sweet, there is always going to be a plethora of scented candles varieties to strategically place in your home.


Scented candles can really have a positive aromatherapy based effect on your mind and body, especially if combined with a glass of wine and a good book in the evening!


If you can incorporate one, two, or preferably all of these self-love activities, then you’ll probably find yourself in a much better place, both physically and mentally!


Self-love in all of its wonderful forms should be seen as an essential part of life for all people, especially moms who have it all to do on a daily basis! Your mind and body will thank you every single day.


Christa Thompson

Christa Thompson is the Founder and Chief Editor of The Fairytale Traveler. She started traveling the world in 2003 when she attended a summer abroad study at the University of Cambridge in England. Since then, her wanderlust has been fierce. Her three passions in life are her son, traveling, and being creative. The Fairytale Traveler brand gives Christa the opportunity to do all of these things and to live intentionally every day. "It's never too late to believe in what you love and to pursue your dreams." -Christa Thompson

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