Mother’s Day is approaching and it’s time to show mothers just how special they are to us and how much we appreciate everything they do.
If you’re a mum yourself, it’s a chance to relax, unwind and be pampered. Life is busy and it’s not always easy to prioritise self-care, but Mother’s Day is the perfect excuse to put yourself first.
Self-care isn’t only about enjoying a little downtime from the hectic happenings of everyday life, scheduling in some valuable ‘me time’ has some real benefits for you and your family and friends. Taking time for yourself will allow you to:
Contrary to what you may think, self-care isn’t all about spa days and massages (however, we wouldn’t say no to a day of pampering). There are many quick and easy ways you can take time out for yourself.
Exercise is essential for your body to run efficiently and just what you need to stay fit, healthy and happy.
For some mums it’s hard to dedicate time to exercise. Try purchasing a gym membership, buying a pilates or yoga pass or meeting with friends to encourage you to stay motivated.
Physical exercise is great for burning calories, but did you know it also helps you maintain peak mental health? When you exercise, endorphins are released into the brain and they play an important role in reducing stress and decreasing the stress hormones in your body.
How often do you say yes when what you’re really thinking is hell ‘NO’? As mums, it’s common for us to say yes to everything in order to please everyone else.
Remember, it’s OK to say no sometimes. Instead, use this time to do something for yourself.
As mums we spend a lot of time educating our children on the benefits of healthy eating, only to rush around skipping meals and grabbing quick snacks for ourselves. Of course, a glass of red wine or an occasional cheese platter won’t hurt, but as mums we should always make time to eat a healthy, nutritious diet packed with fresh fruits and vegetables.
When was the last time you checked in with your body? Far too often mother’s fail to put their health first. It’s important to take the time to have regular check ups with your doctor. This is especially important if you notice anything out of the ordinary.
At Grace Private we are here to help you live your best life. Our multidisciplinary women’s healthcare practice provides you with access to a range of specialists including highly skilled gynaecologists, obstetricians, fertility specialists, ultrasound services, physiotherapists, dietitians and psychologists.
Is there anything more relaxing than some nice quiet time in nature? You don’t have to spend money in a salon to zen out, a visit to the rainforest or some relaxing time on the beach may be enough to recharge your batteries.
When you’re busy taking care of others it’s easy to get caught up thinking about the future. Living in the moment and appreciating the people and places around you will help you stay grounded and relaxed. As a mum, self-care is essential – if you don’t keep your cup full, you’ll have nothing left to give to others. Taking care of yourself is important and should be made a priority.
If you’d like a Grace specialist to help you take care of your body and mind, ‘ask for Grace’ next time you visit your GP or book in to see one of our allied health professionals.