Prioritizing Your Mental and Physical Health as a Mother

by | May 14, 2023 | TTSS | 0 comments

Being a mother is one of the most rewarding and challenging roles to take on in life. Ensuring that you have time, energy, and resources to care for your children all while maintaining your own mental and physical health can seem like an impossible task. However, prioritizing yourself first ensures that you are in the best possible place to provide the best care for your family. In this blog post, I will discuss why it’s important – now more than ever – to prioritize your health as a mama, how mindfulness practices can help combat stress and anxiety-related feelings made worse by current events, ideas on where to start when it comes to finding space for self-care every day, practical tips for dealing with exhaustion from sleep deprivation/infant night feedings/parenting multiple small children at once (aka pandemic parenting), and so much more!

Make time for yourself – even if it’s just a few minutes a day.

In today’s fast-paced world, it’s all too easy to get caught up in our busy schedules. But taking time out for ourselves is essential for our well-being. It can be challenging to find the time, but even a few minutes a day can make a huge difference. Whether it’s reading a book, taking a relaxing bath, or going for a quick walk, taking some time to focus on yourself can help reduce stress, increase happiness, and improve overall health. So make sure to prioritize yourself and schedule some “me-time” every day. You’ll be amazed at how much of a positive impact it can have on your life.

Set boundaries and learn to say “no” to things that don’t align with your values and goals.

Setting boundaries and learning to say “no” is an essential part of living a fulfilling life. Without boundaries, it’s easy to get pulled in multiple directions, leaving you feeling drained and unfulfilled. By taking the time to establish your values and goals, you can determine what’s truly important to you. This knowledge will empower you to say “no” to things that don’t align with your priorities. Remember, it’s okay to decline invitations, requests, or commitments that don’t serve your greater purpose. Saying “no” doesn’t make you selfish; it simply means that you’re putting yourself first and taking care of your needs. When you set boundaries and prioritize your values, you create a more meaningful life that aligns with your vision.

Get enough sleep – prioritize sleep as one of your top priorities every night.

Sleep is often the first thing we sacrifice when life gets busy. We push ourselves to stay up later to catch up on work or squeeze in a little more fun. But what we don’t realize is that sacrificing sleep can have long-lasting negative effects on our physical and mental health. It’s time to make sleep a priority. Just like we prioritize our daily tasks and appointments, we need to prioritize our time for rest. By getting enough sleep every night, we are setting ourselves up for success in all aspects of our lives. So let’s make a promise to ourselves to put sleep at the top of our to-do list and reap the benefits of a well-rested body and mind.


Exercise regularly – pick a form of exercise that you enjoy, whether that’s yoga, walking, running, or any other type of physical activity.

Exercise is an essential aspect of leading a healthy lifestyle, but it certainly doesn’t have to be a punishment. The key to making exercise a regular habit is to find a form of it that you truly enjoy. Whether it’s the peace and tranquility of yoga, the fresh air and scenery of a walk, or the endorphin rush of running, there’s a type of physical activity out there for everyone. By picking a form of exercise that brings you joy, you’ll be more likely to stick with it and reap the benefits of a consistent workout routine. So, don’t view your daily exercise as a chore. Instead, embrace it as an opportunity to have fun, improve your health, and cultivate your well-being.

Eat healthy meals and snacks throughout the day – try to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your diet.

Eating healthy meals and snacks throughout the day is vital for maintaining good health. While it’s easy to rely on processed foods or reach for unhealthy snacks, incorporating more fruits and vegetables into your diet is key to achieving a balanced diet. These foods contain numerous vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that promote bodily health and can help reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and certain types of cancer. Whether you choose to eat them raw, cooked, or roasted, there are plenty of delicious ways to incorporate fruits and vegetables into your daily meals and snacks. By making this small but significant change to your eating habits, you’ll be doing your body a great favor.

Spend quality time with loved ones who can support and encourage you on this journey.

There’s nothing quite like spending time with the people who love and support you to help keep you motivated and energized on your journey. Whether it’s a close friend who always knows how to make you laugh, a family member who is always there to lend a helping hand, or a significant other who is your biggest cheerleader, surrounding yourself with positive influences can do wonders for your mental and emotional well-being. So, if you’re feeling overwhelmed or unsure about your next steps, reach out to those who care about you and spend some quality time together. Sometimes, just a few hours of laughter, good food, and meaningful conversation can make all the difference in the world.

Taking good care of yourself is essential to live a vibrant and fulfilling life. Prioritize yourself above all else and make time to do the things you enjoy. Setting boundaries is key when it comes to taking care of yourself because it allows you to decide how much time you can devote to each task without overextending yourself. Make sure that get enough sleep so your body can heal and restore itself from a long day’s work. Additionally, exercising regularly helps your mind and body stay healthy as well; plus, it can help reduce stress levels too! Lastly, be sure to eat healthy meals throughout the day including more fruits and vegetables; also, don’t forget to spend quality time with your loved ones who will provide support throughout this journey. Taking care of yourself requires constant assessment but can have major long-term benefits for both physical and mental health.