5 Self-Care Things I Do Each Day As A Busy Mom

5 Self-Care Things I Do Each Day As A Busy Mom

As a mom of three young children and a wife, I have learned just how important it is to take time for yourself. Self-care for busy moms can be hard to make time for, but it’s needed.

I know first hand how challenging it is to get any time for yourself. From the time we wake up to the time we go to bed, we are giving to others.

I am not able to set aside a couple hours exclusively for myself each day. It’s just not possible.

Self-care goes above pedicures or massages but putting your health and overall wellness on the priority list.

I used to be overwhelmed, tired, and overall moody and cranky. Doing a few things each day that will help me to be better inside and out prevents those things from happening.

Here are a few things I do each day to get in self-care as a busy mom.

I know how challenging it is to get in time for self-care as a busy mom. You can do these 5 things throughout the day to ensure you are taking care of yourself!

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Drink Water

Yes, something as simple as drinking water is my way of taking care of myself. Water is my secret “youth-potion”. Susan from Glorious Mom Blog mentioned how young I looked. I definitely attribute that to drinking water each day. I also add lemons to my water using my infuser bottle and can drink water all throughout the day no problem. Drinking water keeps my energy up as I chase my kids and focus on my business.

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Personal Development

Each day I take time to read, watch videos, or listen to podcasts that will help motivate me and get me going for the day. I get my personal development in first thing in the morning. I don’t check emails, answer texts, or look at any notifications. I simply choose what I want to do that day and I focus on it for half an hour. Sometimes we forget to invest time into our mindset. But this is just as important as taking care of our bodies. Right now, my favorite books are (Un)Qualified: How God Uses Broken People to Do Big ThingsThe 5 Love Languages, Get Rich, Lucky B****!: Release Your Money Blocks and Live A First Class Life, and the Bible.

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Take Walks

I don’t claim to get in a full workout everyday. But I do walk each day. Luckily, I have a really large yard. After my time reading or whatever I choose to do for personal development, I walk around the yard a few times each day. Walking is of course good for my body, but I also like to use this time to focus on prepare for the day. I think about things I have to do and get clear on how to approach and tackle the day. It’s like my time to meditate and prepare for the day while taking care of my body.

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Write in a Journal

Journaling is very important to me. Much like personal development, this is a vital self-care practice for my mind. As moms, we go through a lot trying to handle it all. Being able to write it out each day helps me gain insight on how to do things better or just helps me to release any emotions I may be feeling. I try not to allow things to overwhelm me and writing about my day helps me prevent that. I am currently using the She Believed She Could So She Did journal.

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Take a Nap

Seriously, napping is life! I actually have this scheduled into my day. I used to be drained and have zero energy, especially when I worked in the corporate world. Since having Ayden, I started taking naps when he’d nap. I still do. And it’s such an energy booster and helps me get through the day. I usually nap before the older kids get home from school. I can definitely tell a difference if I skip or don’t have time for a nap. To make naps even better, I use this body pillow that I got when I was pregnant with Ayden. It makes naps so much better!

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Self-care is so important for us moms. Be sure to set aside time to take care of your mind, body, and your soul. I’d love to know, what things do you do to practice self-care? Do you find it hard to get that time in?

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By | 2017-07-10T23:57:12+00:00 February 19th, 2017|Wellness|10 Comments

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Hi! I'm Kristie! I am a mom of three and wife to an awesome gaming nerd. I love all things pink and sparkly. I blog here at The Mom Life Chronicles and at The Official ceoMom. I strive to help other mompreneurs achieve their goals and create a life of freedom!


  1. Amanda M Rodriguez February 20, 2017 at 1:11 pm - Reply

    Love these ideas!! I constantly am struggling to find time for myself! Thanks!

  2. Debby February 20, 2017 at 6:34 pm - Reply

    We get so busy taking care of others, we forget to take care of ourselves. These are great ideas!

  3. Shuaniuqa February 20, 2017 at 6:52 pm - Reply

    Personal Development has helped me so much this year already I feel much more centered then I have ever have.

  4. Chelsea Padgett February 21, 2017 at 2:05 am - Reply

    Naps are my favorite! I also do my makeup every morning. I

  5. Tina February 21, 2017 at 2:26 am - Reply

    Definitely struggle to find the time for myself! With 4 kids ages 2-8, I now consider using the potty by myself a luxury. And, Oh, how I miss naps! The water thing, though, really is so overlooked as such an important thing we can do to take care of ourselves, and doesn’t interfere with anything else we have to do.

  6. Sherry White February 27, 2017 at 9:52 am - Reply

    It’s the simple things really that keep us going! I would have to add drinking my morning coffee. I get up a little earlier than everyone else so that I can have some coffee time just by myself!

  7. Jen February 28, 2017 at 5:58 pm - Reply

    Personal Development definitely recharges me. What podcasts do you recommend? One little thing I love to do every day – rain or shine – is to open the blinds in my bedroom, kitchen, and dining room (at the bare minimum). Seeing the outside world (whether or not I can go have an adventure in it or not that day) helps wake me up. Thanks for the post!

    • Kristie March 2, 2017 at 4:39 am - Reply

      Me too! I love biz type of podcasts but I also love 2 Moms, One Podcast.

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