7 Day Mommy Care Challenge

I am really excited about this post, it’s something i’ve been working so hard on.  This is the beginning of the Mommy Care Challenge.

7 days to take more care of yourself. It’s a short commitment of at least 5 minutes a day, but in this time it is all about you. Each day has a different task associated with it.  In those 5 minutes, where the focus on doing something for yourself, you should find yourself beginning to feel more like yourself again.

If there is something on the list that just isn’t your cup of tea, go ahead a subsitute it if necessary.  Step out of your comfort zone though and do something explicitly for you!

I know 5 minutes a day for 7 days doesn’t sound like much of a challenge, or maybe it does. We all have crazy schedules. We all have a million things going on, that need our attention and that require more than we might be able to give.

Momma, you’re worth it though,

you’re worth the slight inconvenience because you can’t take care of others if you don’t make yourself a priority first. Your needs matter! Your mental wellness is what keeps you going, taking care of all those things that need your attention.  How can you manage all those tasks when you’re exhausted?

7 Day Mommy Care Challenge

As I was looking into making this challenge I surveyed my mom friends anonymously through survey monkey (if you’d like to add your response i’d love to see your responses as well- just click here to take the survey).

This survey showed me a few things. Firstly, we are NOT alone. If motherhood overwhelms you more days than it doesn’t… welcome to the club. If you spend less than 2 days a week doing something for yourself…. welcome to the club.

The thing is, it’s a big club because we all do it.  We all feel the mom guilt when we don’t manage to keep up with the perfect mother image in our head.  There’s plenty of guilt to go around, and no reason to feel bad about it.

There is no reason to feel guilty for needing a little time to yourself.

I feel like I keep saying “you cant pour from an empty bucket” over and over, but that phrase holds so much truth.  You matter, and you can’t be the best possible version of yourself if you continually put your own needs on the back burner.

So let me introduce you to my new,

FREE 7 Day Mommy Care Challenge!

Make sure you complete the sign up form below to get the challenge sheet that is pictured above.  I would love to hear about your journey, so don’t hesitate to email me or leave comments below.

16 Comments

  1. Kassi

    April 10, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    I love the idea of this challenge. I have been so inspired by all the self care/mom care posts I have seen lately. I finally started to take a few extra minutes each day to do something that is just for me. Whether that means having (and finishing) that hot cup of tea or working on a craft project. Either way, it is so refreshing (and important) to take that time to recharge.

    1. Becky Miller

      April 10, 2017 at 7:22 pm

      Kassi, I love that you’ve been inspired and are taking some time for you! It can make all the difference in the world some days.

  2. Amy

    April 8, 2017 at 12:46 am

    This challenge sounds fun , but even after the challenge is done , working to set aside time for self care is important. Starting with 5 minutes seems really doable, here’s to working up to more time for mommy!

    1. Becky Miller

      April 8, 2017 at 3:33 pm

      Amy, I hope you enjoy. You’re right 5 minutes is easy to do, and as you get used to it (and little ones allow) you can add time. Some days I might only take 5 minutes, other days might be 20 or 30 (woohoo!) minutes. It’s not always easy, but it’s always worth it.

  3. Gina

    April 7, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    This is so what I need right now!! Thank you my fellow Michigander!

    1. Becky Miller

      April 7, 2017 at 10:21 pm

      I hope you give it a try Gina! Yay for Michiganders! <3

  4. Melissa D

    April 7, 2017 at 9:05 pm

    I think it’s gotten both easier and harder to fit in self-care as my girls have gotten older. I used to use their naptime to read a book or get some fun things done around the house–but we are done with naps now. Since we homeschool, I’m with my girls most of the time. BUT, since it’s a lifestyle that I’ve chosen (and work hard to continue), I kind of feel like our everyday life is self-care!

    1. Becky Miller

      April 7, 2017 at 9:40 pm

      Melissa, that would definitely make it more difficult, i’m not looking forward to when my daughter no longer takes her naps. She has days, like today, where her nap is only like 30 minutes which doesn’t give me the time to work on my blog and take time for me, so when dinner was in the oven I went off to spend that 15 minutes on myself. It stinks I gave up that little bit of family time, but I’m worth a 15 minute sacrifice.

  5. Kayla O'Neill

    April 7, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    Great challenge! I completely agree with taking a little time out for yourself each day. I am a better mom when I do that!

    1. Becky Miller

      April 7, 2017 at 9:38 pm

      I agree, it definitely makes me a better mom when I make time for myself. When I tried to be ‘supermom’ and do everything except take care of my needs I found myself just feeling more blah, and having days where I was too exhausted to really enjoy my family.

  6. yvette

    March 21, 2017 at 10:28 am

    What a great challenge!

  7. priya

    March 18, 2017 at 3:16 am

    sounds cool let me give it try and get back to you….yes we need to take out time from this busy mommy schedule ….

    1. Becky Miller

      March 20, 2017 at 8:21 am

      I hope you enjoy Priya! I can’t wait to hear what you think 🙂

  8. Danielle

    March 15, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    I don’t know a mom who cannot benefit from this!!! I’m in! 🙂

    1. Becky Miller

      March 15, 2017 at 3:43 pm

      Thank you so much Danielle! I really hope you enjoy the challenge. I’d love to hear back from you about it. 🙂

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