The Importance Of Looking After Yourself When You Become A Mum

Some women feel that they lose their individuality when they become a Mum, constantly looking after and thinking for their child, their world shrinks to that little person, and their own wants and needs go out of the window. This is very easy to understand when the only conversation that they get is totally focused on the baby.

Keep a routine going

It is important to keep your own routine going even if you have to move the timings around. If you do not, you will find that you will lose your “me time,” and getting it back will seem like a struggle. Having a specified time of the day to be yourself, and be calm and quiet, will at times be like a breath of fresh air and will have a similar effect on your emotions to that of a reset button.

If you have a partner, you may want to phrase your “me time” to “Daddy, Baby bonding time” as this may well go down better, and no doubt Daddy will really enjoy his time spent with his little pride and joy too.

Check your energy levels

It is a good idea to keep an eye on your energy levels. Getting enough sleep or, indeed, rest can be a challenge when you have a child (or children) regardless of their age. From the first instance of not sleeping properly, listening out for the slightest noise or gurgle from the crib, through to the toddler years and beyond, you will find yourself run ragged.

This being said, there are ways in which you can get a little help, even if you eat a very good healthy diet. There are many different vitamins available for all sorts of issues that may not totally counteract any particular symptom on their own but will definitely help your body cope. To get an idea of the vitamins available and what they are for, it is a good idea to Research Vitamins to see what they can do for you. However, before taking any tablets or pills, it is recommended that you consult your medical practitioner as there may be an underlying problem or reason as to why you feel like your energy levels are depleted.

Keep fit and active

It is very helpful for your overall health to keep fit and active. This may slip a bit in the early stages of motherhood, especially if you have undergone a cesarean section (C-section). But you will need all the get-up and go you can have when your little one decides that they have had enough of lying there looking cute. It is surprising how fast a little one can crawl or shuffle around, and when they start walking, the real ‘fun’ starts and doesn’t stop.

Keeping yourself fit and active will also help you get your figure back, and for some, your confidence too. It is important that you try to return to being you, rather than just picturing yourself as a “Mummy.”

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