10 fun Self care tips for busy moms that are also environmentally friendly, from a regular mom

As a busy mom, it can be challenging to prioritize self-care when there are so many demands on your time and energy. Between work, parenting, and household responsibilities, it can feel like there's no time left for yourself. And if you're also passionate about sustainability, it can be overwhelming to try to navigate a world that often feels unsustainable. But the truth is, taking care of yourself is essential for your well-being and for creating a more sustainable future. In this blog post, we'll share ten tips for self-care that busy moms can practice to prioritize their well-being, along with a reminder that progress, not perfection, is what matters. So, let's dive in and explore some practical and meaningful ways that you can take care of yourself and the planet.

Make time for yourself: Schedule some time for yourself each day, even if it's just for a few minutes. This could be a relaxing bath, a walk outside, or reading a book.

Prioritize sleep: Make sure to get enough sleep each night to recharge and replenish your energy. Try to limit the DOOM SCROLL (where you just keep scrolling for no reason other than to fry your brain)

Connect with nature: Spend time in nature, whether it's a walk in the park, a hike, or gardening. Being outside and connecting with nature can be a great way to reduce stress and improve your overall well-being.

Practice mindfulness: Take time to be present in the moment and focus on your breath. This could be through meditation, yoga, or simply taking a few deep breaths throughout the day.

Stay hydrated: Drinking enough water is essential for staying healthy and feeling energized. Keep a water bottle with you at all times to remind yourself to drink water throughout the day.

Eat well: Fuel your body with nutritious foods that will help you feel your best. Meal prep and planning ahead can be helpful for busy moms.

Move your body: Exercise is a great way to reduce stress, improve mood, and increase energy. Find an activity you enjoy and make it a regular part of your routine. (This one is not my favorite but I'm trying! and you can too!)

Set boundaries: It's important to set boundaries with your time and energy to avoid burnout. Learn to say no to commitments that don't align with your priorities.

Practice self-compassion: Be kind to yourself and practice self-compassion. Acknowledge that you're doing the best you can and be gentle with yourself when things don't go as planned.

Connect with others: Spending time with loved ones can be a great way to reduce stress and improve mood. Make time for social connections, whether it's with friends, family, or a support group.

As someone who is also passionate about sustainability and self-care, I understand the importance of finding a balance that works for you. It can be overwhelming to try to implement every eco-friendly and self-care tip out there, especially when you're a busy mom. But remember, every small step counts towards a better world and a healthier you. By practicing self-care, you're not only taking care of yourself but also setting a positive example for your children and contributing to a more sustainable future. So, be kind to yourself, prioritize your well-being, and know that every little bit helps.

Always here, Gabby!