Holiday self-care for mums, mama disrupt

Holiday self-care for mums – your essential guide to wellbeing

In Features, Mind Health, Motherhood, Stories, Wellness by Nicole Fuge

Discover tranquility this festive season with our holiday self-care for mums. It’s all about feeling less stressed and more #blessed. 

By Charlotte Cruz

The festive frenzy is knocking on our doors – you know the drill. Transforming into the ultimate holiday heroine, juggling the festive feast prep, wrapping those endless gifts, and making sure everything’s just perfect. We’ve got this down to a fine art, haven’t we? But hold up, let’s not forget the star of the show – you!

It’s time to sprinkle a little of that holiday magic on yourself, because let’s face it, you’re the heart and soul of these celebrations. Treating yourself to some self-care isn’t just nice, it’s non-negotiable! This season, make sure to steal those precious moments for yourself – a cheeky mince pie in peace, a festive flick in your cosiest PJs, or maybe just a moment to breathe and soak in the joy.

By giving yourself this gift of self love, you’re not only recharging your own festive spirit, you’re also setting the vibe for a more magical, joy-filled holiday for you and your little elves. Trust me, when you’re glowing with happiness and calm, it’s contagious. So, here’s to a holiday season where you shine the brightest, mama. Bring on the magic.


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1. Sleep is Your Secret Santa

Sleep is not for the weak … it’s for the wise. With late-night wrapping sessions and early morning school runs, your sleep can take a hit. Prioritise rest like you would any holiday event. Aim for those golden 7-8 hours of sleep (if your littles will let you!), even if it means leaving a few things undone. A well-rested mum is a festive force to be reckoned with.

2. Nutritious Nibbles are Fuel for the Festivities

In a season filled with mince pies and eggnog, maintaining balance becomes as challenging as convincing the kids Santa’s real. But, nutritious food is your ally in the holiday hustle. That’s not to say that you can’t fuel your fire with delicious food that nourishes your soul, just have a few healthy snacks handy. ‘Tis the season of naughty and nice, after all.

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3. Flex your festive muscle

Exercise might be the last thing on your mind, but it’s a fantastic way to recharge. You don’t need to run a marathon – a brisk walk in the park, a quick home workout, or a yoga session can work wonders. It’s not just about staying fit; it’s about carving out time for yourself.

4. Mindful Moments are like Silence in the Snowfall

Amid the chaos, find moments of mindfulness. It could be a quiet cup of tea, a few pages of a book, or simply watching the stars. These moments allow you to breathe and centre yourself.

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5. Delegate and Celebrate

You don’t have to do it all alone. Delegate tasks to family members. Involving kids in holiday preparations can be a fun and bonding experience. Plus, it takes some load off your shoulders.

6. Unplug to Recharge

Take a break from the digital world. Limiting screen time, especially social media, can reduce stress and give you more time to enjoy real-life moments.

7. Give yourself the gift of self-compassion

Finally, be kind to yourself. Perfection is overrated. The house doesn’t need to be spotless, and the cookies don’t have to be homemade. What matters most is the love and joy you bring into your home.

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