More often than not, mums always seem to put their needs on the back burner and end up last on the list.
It's time to stop putting yourself last and take some "me" time for a change.
It's time to take care of yourself.
Add these 4 tips into your life today!
#1 Find Gratitude and Joy
You don't need me to tell you that being a mum is stressful.
Just remember, that these days will be gone very quickly and one day you will look back longingly at the days when your children were young.
You have been blessed to raise these little girls and boys. To watch them grow day by day from the young children they are now to the adolescents and young adults they will become.
Try to savour the joy in those moments. Find something to be grateful for every day.
#2 Limit Sugar Intake
Sugar is one of the most unhealthy, yet widely consumed foods.
It is highly processed, has absolutely no nutritional value and is one of the main causes of weight gain and obesity. It is found everywhere.
Not only in things you'd expect such as chocolate, cake and cookies but also in places you wouldn't expect such as ketchup, peanut butter and even orange juice.
It's unrealistic to avoid all sugar. You can limit your intake though.
#3 Eat Whole, Unprocessed Foods
The low fat, low carb, low calorie processed foods are an illusion. If you take a look at the label of any of these foods, are you able to pronounce the ingredients, yet alone understand what they are.
If you can't understand the ingredients chances are your body can't either.
Many food manufacturers mask the real ingredients with names that you've never heard of.
#4 Learn to say "No"
Learning to say no is one of the best feelings in the world. As a mum, you have a tendency to try and please everybody with all the demands and requests you receive on a daily basis. This is on top of your already overloaded schedule. Whether it be volunteering at school or baking the cookies for the school bake sale, just learn to say no. No matter how much you try and make everybody, there will always be someone who doesn't think your best is good enough. Don't feel guilty. You only have so much time and energy.