Being a mom is no easy task, right?  With so many responsibilities to have to keep on top of day after day, your own needs and self-care is often the very last on your to-do list. As there are so many errands to run each day, you can start to run yourself into the ground and forget to recharge. If this is the case, it’s probably time you started thinking about you for a change.

So, how are you able to give yourself some much-needed self-care? If you’re a worn-out mom, here are 5 great ways you can give yourself a well-deserved treat:

1 . Buy some fresh flowers

There’s something about buying a bouquet of fresh flowers to make you feel good. Did you know there’s scientific research behind this? Flowers actually release happy chemicals in the brain such as dopamine, serotonin, and oxytocin. After buying or receiving a bunch of blooms, you’re likely to be less stressed, restless, or anxious when things get a little busy. What’s more, they will also add a bright pop of color to your home!

2. Take a bath

After a stressful day, there’s nothing better than running a hot bath to give yourself a little bit of ‘me’ time. Not only is it totally relaxing, but there are also several other health benefits of having a soak too. As a mom, it can be difficult to find the time to have a few moments of peace; so, it would be wise to take your bath when the kids are in bed, or your partner can mind them for a while. Add to the ambiance by lighting candles and play some calming music, so you can truly get into the zone.

3. Take care of your well-being

Regardless of whether you’re a full-time mom or a working mom, life can become a little too much to cope with at times. It’s easy to forget to look after your own mental health, which can then have an impact on your motivation, mood, and energy. Find a center for wellbeing that teaches techniques in yoga, meditation and Ayurveda to help manage the stresses of being a mom. You will be able to learn methods on how to cope with whatever’s thrown at you, without getting to the point of feeling completely overwhelmed.

4 . Stay connected with friends

Don’t allow your busy schedule to take over your social time. Be sure you make time to see your gal pals this summer As you may well know, being a mom can make you feel very disconnected from your circle; especially when they don’t have kids themselves. If this is the case, it’s even more important to get a schedule in place to meet up; even if it’s just once a month.

5. Pamper yourself

Pampering yourself is a no-brainer when you’re a mom. If you believe you’ve let your appearance go slightly, summer is the time when you’re probably wanting to look and feel your best. Make a pact to yourself that you’ll book regular treatment appointments and you’re guaranteed feel much more confident in yourself.