3 Good Habits Moms Need to Build

3 good habits moms need to build

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Becoming a mom is a life-changing event. Suddenly, you put your children’s needs above yours, your priorities shift, and you find yourself overwhelmed with responsibilities. But, that is perfectly normal and okay! However, if you want to succeed in — and not just survive — motherhood, you have to develop good practices that will make your life much easier. Here are three habits that will surely help you in the long run.

Manage your time wisely

Time management is a pressing concern for mothers everyday. It is very easy to get lost in the routine of managing the household, taking care of your children, and working for a living.

But without proper planning, you will not even notice that your day has already ended. Make every moment count by organizing your tasks for the next day. You can keep a list on your calendar, prioritize what needs to be done urgently, and set a time limit to do it. In that way, you can be sure that every task will be completed without feeling overwhelmed.

While it may be tempting to do everything yourself, allow your children and partner to help too. If your child is old enough and your partner has time on their hands, delegate tasks their way.

It can be as simple as cleaning up after themselves or helping you in the kitchen. That removes a chunk off your workload, and you are also teaching them to be responsible inside the house.

Take care of yourself

As you juggle personal, relationship, and workplace responsibilities, you may find yourself last on your list of priorities. Though this can happen often, it should not be the norm! If you do not take care of yourself, it will only be a matter of time before you fail in your other responsibilities, too. When you are tired, or you lack sleep or food in your system, you tend to be less productive and organized.

You do not need an expensive weekend spa treatment to recharge. Even a simple skin brightening routine can help you feel your best. Working on your sun spots, unwanted freckles, and other discolorations on your skin can help you feel (and look) younger, boosting your confidence.

Boost these skin care products with a good night’s sleep, healthy diet, and weekly exercise to be more effective. Try waking up earlier than your kids so you can do a bit of meditation and exercise before the day starts, or try and carve out time in the evening for yoga, skincare, and journaling.

If you want to switch things up, you can plan a night out with friends, or spend an hour at a nearby café to read and enjoy the peace and quiet.

Keep building relationships

They say that nobody can truly understand someone until they have been through the same thing. As you journey through motherhood, you may feel like you are alone. But that is not true! You just have to find your tribe and build relationships with them.

Having new connections and friendships can lighten your burden since you have people to talk to about it. By sharing your experiences with others, you will discover that some of you share the same problems, and you might be given insight on how to solve them. Or, even if you do not explicitly talk about being a mom and the struggles

that come with it, having a support system can do wonders for you! So, do not be afraid to reach out to fellow moms in your neighborhood or even in your kids’ preschool.

Motherhood is tough — nobody can and should disagree with that. Being constantly in charge of someone’s life does not come with a manual. There will always be challenges as you continue to grow and explore life with your children.

But if you practice these habits, you will have something to look forward to, and you can give your 101% to your children, because that is what they deserve.

11 thoughts on “3 Good Habits Moms Need to Build”

  1. I can feel this very well though! Indeed, it’s a life changing event as along with a Motherhood responsibilities come along and too many other factors as well! However, the ideas which are drawn are truly practical! I like the self care part the most and indeed, as you mentioned “weekend does not need to be expensive” so true! Liked all the ideas, probably I should share with my female friends who become a mother, they may find it helpful!

  2. This is all great advice! The one that has helped me the most is finding my tribe of other moms who understand what I am going through and are willing to help and/or listen when needed. Our kids play together and we hang out and get some adult time.

  3. It’s very true, until you become a mother it’s hard to really “get” how it changes you. But taking care of yourself is key, as is managing your time – they say mums make the best managers, don’t they? 🙂

    1. Absolutely! Being a mother is something I honestly couldn’t have pictured until it actually happened. It is life changing for sure but self care is so important to be the best mother you can!

  4. 3 amazing pieces of advice. I felt myself nodding along to all of them. I do feel for myself it took a long time to come to the realisation that all three would make me not only happier, but a better mum too. Thank you for sharing. I’m sure this will resonate with so many others too.


    1. I am glad you agree and enjoyed the post. I do hope it helps other mothers out as well. I appreciate your comment!

    1. It definitely is a skill you learn as a mother and not one that comes so easily as you know. Best of luck and thanks for reading!

    1. Children are a game changer for sure. I never realized how much work would truly go into raising them before I had them. I wouldn’t change a thing now but it is an eye opening experience.

  5. Hi Shyla,

    Excellent advice. My wife and I were watching our 5 YO niece recently. We see how moms need to care for self and make friends, strengthening old bonds too, to build the right habits. Directly and indirectly, children benefit when moms care for moms, and also keep making friends to strengthen their support system and to give their kids some breathing room, too.


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