10 Summer Self-Care Ideas for Busy Moms

by - 6/27/2018 12:00:00 AM

As a mom, I've learned that self-care is so important. You need time by yourself that doesn't revolve around your children. I know everyone's circumstances may vary. However, so important to etch out the time. Below I'm sharing 10 Summer Self-Care Ideas for Busy Moms.

10 Summer Self-Care Ideas for Busy Moms

Plan a vacation or staycation
If you're new to my blog. I'm all for travel. Solo, family, or even couple travel adventures. I'm also all for planning mommy vacations. This could be a staycation too. It doesn't have to be for a long time. It can be an overnight stay as well. Trust me, you'll feel rejuvenated upon returning back home.

Take a break from technology
Sometimes technology can do more harm than good. Especially if you work out of the home. The sight of a computer could be a little overwhelming. Especially, if you're on a computer all day for work. Take a break from technology. Maybe it's turning off your phone at a certain time of day or not looking at your phone one weekend a month. 

Take a break from social media
As much as well all love social media. It's nice to take a break from it every once in a while and be in the moment. Turn off your social media notifications and spend that time doing something that you actually love.  

One of my favorite things to do is craft. I could spend all day in the craft store an entire weekend working on that craft. It's so therapeutic for me. Maybe it's waking up a little earlier to work on one of your favorite crafts or even carve out some time of your schedule to work on it. 

Spend time near water
I love being near the water. It's one of my favorite things to do during the summer months. Even if I do get in the water. It's just nice for me to be around it. Most states have a list of local lakes and beaches. I've learned as a parent that you have to be very creative when it comes to carving out time for yourself. Maybe there's a local lake near dance class or even during soccer practice. Spend time taking in the scenery. 

Wake up earlier
I'm a morning person so waking up earlier just works for me. I've learned that I just get much more stuff done when I'm up before everyone else. It's the perfect time for me to do what I love. Even if it's savoring my warm lime water with honey, a delicious cup of tea, or even a matcha latte. 

Go for a walk
I take daily walk. It just works for me. It's the perfect way to start my morning and clear my thoughts. I'm able to take in the fresh air and the gorgeous scenery. Let's not forget about all of the amazing health benefits of walking. 

Spa Day 
I'm all for at-home spa days. You can also plan a spa day at your local spa. I haven't found a local spa that I love that's full serve. However, when I do. I'll be sure to tell you guys about it. Also, my at-home spa days consist of my favorite products. You don't have to spend a ton of money and you can focus on one area at a time. It's so important to use what you have and DIYing what you don't if possible. 

Read a Book
One of my favorite resources is my local library. They have a ton of books and the ones that they don't have, they can borrow from another library. So if you're worried about investing in yet another book. Try your local library. Maybe you could spend your lunch break reading at work or even while the kiddos are at practice or once they go to sleep. 

Journaling has been so therapeutic to me. I've learned that it works better for me to journal in the morning versus in the evening. By the evening I've noticed that I'm just ready to go to bed. I'm still very old school and I journal with pen and paper. There are also a ton of apps out there though if you prefer to journal electronically. You can also create a gratitude journal as well. There are tons of different journal themes. 

Do you have any favorite self-care tips? 

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  1. Spending time near water always helps me relax, unwind and unplug. I'm looking forward to a two-week vacation where I'm going to do just that.

  2. Every single one of these would work for myself. I can always read a good book or take a long walk. We are heading out for a few days to get away tomorrow as a matter of fact.

  3. I love this list!! Especially the spending time near water! I need to do that soon!

  4. Probably taking a break from social media then enjoy a trip or a staycation with some pampering session! Definitely the perfect break.

  5. It is good to mix it up a little during the warm summer months. Steppeing away from tech and social media and going towards a book and the ocean are great ideas.

  6. I love this! I get up every morning at sunrise then go for a jog/walk here in Key West, I love how great it makes me feel. The ocean is so magical!

  7. I love the technology break tip. That's one thing I struggle with too sometimes being a web site content person and also with my kids.

  8. Reading is really relaxing for me. Sitting down with a good book just makes life seem so much more manageable.

  9. Self care is the one thing I struggle with because I'm always so busy! These are all great tips.

  10. Good list, although I find that social media helps be stay connected with friends I don't have time to see. Especially at birthday times!

  11. Great ideas! I could totally see myself doing those though I'm interested in crafting, maybe I could make something for my baby.

  12. These are all such great ideas! I love to read and craft for my self care.

  13. I walk with my dog and sometimes with my kids and it's very therapeutic. Waking up at 4:30 on the weekend give me an early head start doing stuff online then I get to do other things later in the day.

  14. I love this list. It's easily attainable for any mom. Plus they are all simple things, which usually are the ones that we benefit from the most.

  15. These are some great suggestions for Busy Moms to take those much needed and frequently postponed breaks. In these times one of the best rejuvenating therapies would be to take a break from social media and just enjoy the beauty of nature and relax with a spa.

  16. Great ideas! I love them all. And i definitely I need to do them all! :) I will start with a Spa Day!

  17. YES to a break from screens and keeping a journal. My favorite forms of self-care are taking a HOT bubble bath, using a face mask, a hair mask, drinking a good glass of wine and reading a book.

  18. These are all such wonderful ideas. I've pinned it to remind myself to come back and re-read because this new mom needs a break bad!

  19. Yes! A break from social and tech. I do love a little pampering too!


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