Why Self Care Is Essential For Mothers
As a woman we give selflessly…to our children, our husband, our family, our friends, our co-workers…and this seems like a positive thing and a good thing until you burn out, experience exhaustion and sickness and lose your very essence and sense of self.
How does this happen?
Think of yourself as a cup with energy. It is impossible to keep pouring energy from this cup without stopping to fill it back up again.
It is impossible to stay healthy and take care of everyone else without taking care of your own needs and pleasure first. Even on the airplane we are advised to put the oxygen mask on ourselves first before turning to help the passenger next to us put on their mask.
Here are some ways for Mothers to embrace self-care:
Women need plenty of sleep to function optimally, so begin by making sure you are getting enough sleep as this will affect your overall health and mood and cognitive function.
Healthy eating habits will benefit both you and your family. Look forward to your morning green smoothie instead of your sugary coffee. Reduce sugar intake and embrace fresh fruits and vegetables. Embrace yourself and your emotions instead of turning to food when you are emotionally needy.
When you take care of your own needs, you will be less needy and less co-dependent on others for your well-being.
Moving your body and getting out of your head and releasing stress is a wonderful way to incorporate self-care into your day.
Do whatever gives you pleasure. What delights your senses? A warm bath…beautiful flowers…sunshine and fresh air…a walk in the park…dancing…singing…a massage….a facial…candles…a romantic evening out…a sexy dress and heels…the ocean…kissing….
Share with us on our social media how you embrace self-care and inspire other mothers this Mother’s Day. What is your favorite bath time ritual? Who gives the best massages? What is your favorite fragrance? We love to share ideas and hear from you!!!
Adrenaline Monkey hopes our guests and members are doing well and staying healthy during this time, and we are looking forward to being able to serve your adventure and fitness needs soon.
We would like to keep you engaged with your fitness and sense of adventure until we open, so Adrenaline Monkey has created a private social group on Facebook for you to join and share your progress at home. We recognize a sense of community is important to our well-being. Also follow us on Tik Tok and share your Tik Toks with our community.
Adrenaline Monkey is looking forward to welcoming back our radiant guests. Active play is naturally meditative as it thrusts us into the current moment. We hope you can keep up your active play at home until you can see us again. Share with us on social media how you keep up your active play at home.
Adrenaline Monkey is located at 26800 Renaissance Parkway in Cleveland, Ohio. Contact Adrenaline Monkey at info@AdrenalineMonkey.com or (216) 282-3100.