Just Hannah Jane

rest and self care

When I became a parent my girls became my number one priority, my whole world and they always will be. But somewhere along the way I forgot about myself and until very recently I hadn’t really realised. Blogging was a way for me to find myself again, and in doing so has also made me realise some things I need do for myself. I’ve come to realise that in order for me to function as a Mum and a Wife I really need to look after myself better.

So I’ve decided now is the time for a little more self care:

  • Do 20 minutes of exercise at least three times a week- I’ve just done my first workout since having Tiny Tot and I’m definitely going to feel it in the morning.
  • Drink two litres of water a day- If this said coffee it would be easy.
  • Cut down on my sugar intake and eat healthier snacks- I probably eat far too much chocolate!
  • Eat proper meals- As a Mum I find myself snacking throughout the day but not having a set ‘Breakfast’ or ‘Lunch’.
  • Read at least one book a month- I can’t remember the last time I finished a book and I so miss reading.
  • Walk more- Drive Less!
  • Go to bed earlier- I so often find myself up until midnight and then spend the next day complaining about how exhausted I am.
  • Get a hair cut once every two months- I last had my haircut before Tiny Tot was born and it really needs some TLC.
  • Make an effort to apply ‘my face’ in the morning- I’m not talking full on face of make up but just a little bit of tinted moisturiser and mascara wouldn’t go a miss. I used to wear make up every day but since Tiny Tot arrived I really haven’t given my appearance much attention.
  • Treat myself to a few new items of clothes- I’m always buying the girls clothes (kids clothes are just too darn cute to resist) but I forget about myself.
  • Enjoy a long soak in the bath with my favourite Lush products at least once a month- When I was pregnant I relaxed in the bath at least once a week, usually more and I think my body deserves a dip in the tub.

care capacity.jpg

Thank you for reading, are you taking some time for self care? What do you do to look after yourself?

Blog Signature

You Baby Me Mummy

Hannah Jane

6 Comments

  1. Reply

    To Arizona......and beyond

    11th March 2016

    These all sound lovely. I’m sure they’ll help you feel much more balanced.

    • Reply

      Hannah G, The 'Ordinary' Mum

      11th March 2016

      I do hope so, I’ve definitely struggled to maintain a balance until now so fingers crossed 🙂 Thank you for your lovely comment x

  2. Reply

    Jules furness

    12th March 2016

    I’m still working on eating lunch everyday. There is always something to do. Also swapped sugar for coconut sugar which has been ace. Maybe try it? Good luck with your. #thelist

    • Reply

      Hannah G, The 'Ordinary' Mum

      12th March 2016

      Thank you lovely, definitely going to have a look at coconut sugar. That sounds like a wonderful alternative! Thanks for reading x

  3. Reply

    You Baby Me Mummy (@YouBabyMeMummy)

    17th March 2016

    You are so right, I take very little time for self care/rest and I really should try harder. Thanks for linking up to #TheList x

    • Reply

      Hannah G, The 'Ordinary' Mum

      17th March 2016

      It’s really difficult, but I’ve just come to realise how important it is 🙂 Thank you for hosting x

Leave a Friendly Comment

RELATED POSTS

%d bloggers like this: