Because a Happy Mother is the key to happy family!!!

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Being a Mom is not a cheesy job and when it comes to Mom of multiples, trust me it is not for the faint of heart.

Every mom’s life revolves around her family only. Their schedules, their hobbies, their choices, their food and even their health. So, basically its all about them – husband, kids, in laws, pets etc etc. We try to give our best, day in and day out to cater their requirements. And in this journey, while continually striving to become superwoman, we make many sacrifices to ensure our kids and other family members have everything they need to be happy. But what about us, the sole caretakers?

We ignore ourselves physically, emotionally and end up being sick and frustrated at times. Don’t get me wrong here – there is nothing more rewarding than seeing my kids growing beautifully and happily and it’s worth all the sacrifices and sleepless nights. But as a mom, we should realise that we are also important. We are that pillar of the family without which the family members will not be happy and complete. So, high time we should start taking care of ourselves too.

I don’t believe in resolutions as such as every year on second day itself, I break them so this year I called it as a”promise” to myself for taking proper care of myself, staying healthy and happy.

So, here are few changes I have adopted and can see the difference in a month itself. I have found a new version of me – a happier and healthier one. I wish I did this long before but better late than never, so here you go:

Waking up half an hour early:

I used to be a night owl and never a morning person but it is rightly said “jab sar pe padti hai, sab karna padta hai”, so after marriage, like any other wife, I also started getting up relatively early but now I get up 30 mins earlier than I used to do it before a month. Morning schedule of moms in every family is jam packed, cooking breakfast, packing lunch for husband, kids, getting kids ready for school etc etc etc so again it’s about others only. Waking up half an hour early gives me some time alone with my husband, when we can sip our morning coffee together, do some yoga or exercise. I personally find this the best change I did as I feel fit and recharged for handling kids tantrums and other challenges, the day has in store for me.

Eating healthy, eating on time:

I was never a health-conscious person when it comes to me. Though I make sure I feed my family, my kids everything healthy but this rule was never applicable to me. In the quest to finish all the household chores and office stuff, I ran empty stomach frequently, munched on chips, snacks, skipped meals and kept ignoring my health. But, not anymore!!!

Now, I make sure to grab my morning tea and breakfast on time. Only eating healthy is not important, eating on time is more important. Be consistent with your routine. Eat well and on time. Add more fruits, veggies in your diet and less sugar, salt, processed food, aerated drinks. Keep yourself hydrated. You bet, you will see the difference in a month.

(Chocolate is something I am still trying to curb my craving for, but here, success seems quite far!)
Work out:

I have a lean body so never felt the need to hit the gym. But now, I have started going on evening walks. Once my husband is back home from work, I make sure to get out of my nest for a brisk walk alone. To be honest, I feel so drained out by the evening that I have no energy to exercise so I go on a walk or jog sometimes. Walking on grass barefoot soothes me a lot.

Those few mins of freshness leave me like a happy soul decked up for the rest of the action-packed evening. As some work out is important at some age, it serves as a stress buster too. Other options could be joining a dance class/aerobics/Zumba etc. See what best suits you.

Pamper yourself:

To me, makeup is just putting lipstick and kajal. But lately, I realized sometimes, it’s good to shower some love to yourself too. Replacing your 2 mins shower with a relaxing bubble bath on weekends when your husband can take care of the kids will do wonders. Book a spa session for yourself, a manicure, pedicure, facial, haircut. Buy a new dress, gift yourself flowers, drool over your favorite food and everything that makes you feel good about yourself. Why wait for someone to pamper you, go ahead mommy, take a break.

Dress up:

Make a habit of dressing up well daily even if you are home and not going out. No pajamas anymore, get yourself a new wardrobe with comfortable clothes, tees, palazzos etc. You will feel good about yourself. Take a minute out to make up your beautiful tresses instead of that old messy bun.

Go out with friends:

Keeping in touch with friends after kids are not easy but a day in a month won’t harm anyone. Plan girls out with your friends, fellow mommies, with whom you can talk your heart out, listen and relate to them without any judgments. A lunch date, shopping or just a cup of coffee together will do the job. This will make you feel you are not alone in tired mommy’s club.

Self-care is not being selfish, rather it’s rewarding. These little breaks what I call as “Me time” or “Mommy time” proved to be very rejuvenating. Little changes in lifestyle can make big differences. So mommies, take a vow and stop doing a disservice to yourself and your family by ignoring yourself. Add yourself, your happiness, your health in your priority list too. Remember you are precious and your family needs you and it’s going to be a win-win game in the end.

I am totally loving the changes and the new me. Please let me know your views too. Love!

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February 9, 2018 3:46 pm

Yes very true and well said and is indeed not a job for the faint of heart!

February 9, 2018 5:29 pm

You have created a thoughtful, insightful blog!
Thanks for following mine!

February 10, 2018 2:58 pm

Very True! ❤️ this one. I feel like it relates to my “ME Time For Moms” blog!! Thanks for following my blog page & I will follow yours also. Seems like we have some things in common!

February 10, 2018 3:06 pm
Reply to  Vartikasdiary

Are you pretty new to blogging? If so, I can’t tell! Your page looks amazing! I just started last month and so far I love it!

February 10, 2018 3:09 pm
Reply to  Vartikasdiary

Awhhh, sorry to hear that but yes writing is definitely a great outlet! It helps me to relieve a lot of stress especially here lately. ❤️ prayers that you find much success in blogging! I’m sure you will.

February 10, 2018 3:12 pm
Reply to  Vartikasdiary

Will do !! Thanks ❤️

February 10, 2018 6:55 pm

Beautiful post! Every single mom on earth can relate to this 100% ?

Untraveled Routes
February 12, 2018 2:41 pm

I have a beautiful two year old and can relate to it ☺️☺️ it’s been a life changing experience for me to be a mum

jaideep khanduja
January 10, 2019 7:26 pm

absolutely true. this is the most selfless relationship in the world. and situation should be that any mother should be naturally happy in all situations.

Anahita Irani
January 10, 2019 7:53 pm

Even though a mother does so much for her family, sometimes she is not appreciated. Her happiness is important but I feel she has to be strong and find some time for her self, develop a hobby and be happy, come may what. Beautifully written post.

September 16, 2019 6:16 pm

Women have to sacrifice at every step. I agree with this fact.


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