5 Quick and Easy Self Care Ideas For Busy Mums

Restart, Refresh and Refuel with these 5 Self Care Ideas Busy Mums Need

With a fresh New Year comes fresh opportunities to motivate ourselves for the year ahead. We’ve listed 5 Self Care Ideas to keep mums always feeling refreshed and recharged. For all their daily hard work, busy mums need and deserve to make time for self-love and pampering.

Squeeze in these 5 quick self-care ideas in your weekly or monthly plans, and you’ll feel oh so ah-mazing! You go, Mum! 

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1. Morning Me Time

  • Meditate
  • Journal
  • Sip on coffee or tea

2. Healthy Habits

  • Drink more water
  • Do some stretching or exercise that fits your lifestyle
  • Get enough sleep

3. Skin Care You Deserve

  • A quick shower is always a good idea
  • Pamper yourself with good skincare products 
  • Have a home spa date with yourself once in a while

4. Dressing Up Is Self-Care

  • Wear your favourite outfit
  • Pick an outfit colour that puts you in a good mood
  • Accessorise if you must

5. Do Something You Love 

  • Read a book or watch a movie or film
  • Listen to music 
  • Get into a hobby you’ve always wanted to try 
Image Credits: IG @mamastavey | Apron from Bright Star Kids


We asked mum and content creator, Stavey Westlow, about her self-care tips:

Self-Care #1  Sit and Read

For self-care, I love to sit down and read a book! I’m not talking about an audiobook or reading electronically I mean picking up a physical book and reading. This allows me to take a moment to sit down which means I get to take a short break from mumming all day! 
It gives me the opportunity to expand my mind. I love books that teach me a new skill or way of life. Self-help books are my go-to! 
By keeping my mind active, I feel it helps me improve my memory. As I’m learning, I’m taking note of the things I want to remember to use in my life. 


It reduces stress!!! Diving into any sort of book allows our minds to not be stressed about cooking and cleaning and working! 
Image Credits: IG @mamastavey

Self-Care #2 Nail care is Self-Care

I love getting my nails done every three weeks as it allows me to go into the nail salon, have a friendly chat with my nail girl, get some pretty nails done, AND get a small hand massage at the end, too! Winning! 
It’s not JUST about the aesthetics of it, it’s more so I know getting my nails done is something that is specifically for me, I don’t have to worry about another human being at that moment (hey dad! You’re watching the kid!). I get to take a seat on the chair pick a colour and just allow myself to have “grown-up” time. But of course, nails are darn pretty!! 

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Doing Some Organising For Yourself and Your Home?

The key to self-care is having enough time for yourself. Get everything organised at home, so you can make time for the things you love to do. We’ve got everything you need to get things in order. All kinds of labels you can think of from chalkboard labels to monogram labels and more! The best part? These are made for you in Australia and shipped super fast! You’re going to love them!