My 'Hard Mum Days' Self-care Remedies

Every once in a while, being a mum can be really hard work. Some days are easier than others, but when those hard days hit, it can be easy to lose my sense of identity and worth. When those days strike, I make sure I do certain things to feel like me, Amy, rather than mummy, and to make sure that I stay grounded.


I know I'm not the only mum that sometimes feels like this (which is a strange relief), so I thought I'd write a list of the things that I do to survive the hard mum days.

Blogging

I set up this blog, as a way for me to vent and document my experiences through motherhood. This is my safe place on the internet where I can write freely. I have a sense of pride when I write posts that you guys enjoy, and it really does give me that boost I sometimes need on the hard days.




Paint my nails

For anyone that knows me, will know that I always have painted nails, whether it be a nude colour or my favourite bright red. I just have to have them painted. I find this so therapeutic. I enjoy setting up my nail kit, and letting some time pass where I have a new colour on my nails. There's something about having my nails painted that makes me feel like I can take on the rest of the day. 

I obviously can't/don't do this every time I have a hard day, but it's something that helps when my nails have grown and look a bit worse for wear. 

Have a shower

I used to have a shower and wash my hair every single day. I now find myself having to plan when I'm going to be able to shower and fit it around Edith's sleeping pattern. If there's one thing that definitely perks me up on a rubbish day, then it's half an hour in a hot shower. 

Hair and face

Now, all of these things on my list, so far, all link back to my appearance. I never used to think I was overly concerned with how I look, but it turns out that I am. I'm all for appearances, and if there's something I can't stand, then it's me looking a mess. Just because I'm having a rough day, doesn't always mean I want everyone else to know that and my dark eye bags would definitely give that away without concealer! 

Anyway, sorting my hair out or putting on a small bit of make up, definitely helps me.




Binge watching tv

To get me through those constant cluster feeds, or when Edith just will not sleep anywhere but on me, I make sure I've got something decent on the tv. There's nothing worse than being booby trapped, and not being able to change the channel.

Some of my current favourites being Outlander, Riverdale and Downton Abbey (who doesn't love a British Period Drama?!) to name a few.

Cleaning

This isn't always at the top of my remedies, but some days I get a bee in my bonnet and I just want to clean. I try to keep the house clean and tidy anyway, but some days I just want to deep clean anything and everything. Even though I'm doing jobs, it gives me that break to do something other than sitting and boobing!

I love the feeling productive after cleaning as well. I enjoy being able to see my house neat and it does make me feel like I've achieved something in the day.

So, those are some of my favourite things to do when the hard mum days strike. Do you do anything that helps you?

Thanks, lovelies.


A.x

1 comment

  1. So true. Some days are just harder to adult than others! I’m having one of those days today. Going to take your advice and jump in a hot shower! Or dare I say it a hot bath xx

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