Published on: LilVillageYoga.com
Easy – and Free! – Self Care Steps for Moms
If someone mentioning self-care makes you want to A) run to the nearest spa and B) scream… you’re not alone.
If you’re like us, your To-Do list is jam-packed with practices, school activities, and appointments, on top of housework. You don’t have time for self-care.
Sadly, you’re not alone. According to a 2019 study, American mothers are the most stressed moms in the world.
Chronic stress can lead to health problems like headaches, weight gain, and blood pressure issues… never mind what it does to your mental state.
That’s why self-care is so important.
But American moms tend to have a blind spot when it comes to self-care. We think of it as a luxury, rather than something we need.
The truth is… we actually need to have reasonable self-care for short-term stress to build up our resistance to life’s bigger stressors.
The good news? Self-care doesn’t necessarily mean things like spa days (not that spa days are bad. It’s just that they’re luxuries.) In fact, it’s healthier to have an easy self-care routine that you can do every day.
We know that the popular image of yoga is of slender, flexible young people looking serene as they practice poses in gorgeous outdoor settings… But the truth is that yoga is completely customizable to your fitness level with exercises that allow you to manage stress levels and promote relaxation. It’s super easy… and only takes a few minutes.
In fact, yoga makes self-care so easy that there are actually short routines that you can do in the car while you’re waiting for soccer practice to end.
Sounds great, doesn’t it?
We’re giving you some free tips for fast, easy yoga routines. You can do these whenever and wherever you happen to be. They’re guaranteed to lower your stress level and help you sneak in a little of that self-care you deserve.