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150+ Best Self Care Ideas For The Ultimate Mom Reset

Mom practicing self care by reading a book and drinking hot coffee in bed.

Let’s talk about something super important—self-care.


You know, that elusive "me time" that we often push to the bottom of our never ending to do lists.


It's easy to forget about taking care of ourselves when we're busy taking care of everyone else.


But here’s the truth: self-care is not selfish. In fact, it’s the best gift you can give to yourself and your family.


When you take the time to care for yourself, you’re recharging your batteries, so you have the energy and patience to be the amazing mom you are.


When we neglect self-care, it can lead to mom burnout, and nobody wants that! Trust me, I’ve been there, and it’s not pretty.


Ready to dive into some amazing self-care ideas? Here are 150+ self-care ideas to help you reset, recharge, and allow you to be the best mom you can be.



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Self Care Ideas For The Ultimate Mom Reset


Mom practicing self care by applying a face mask after showering.

Self Care For The Body


  1. Step outside for a brisk 10-minute walk.

  2. Spend a few minutes stretching in the morning.

  3. Find a quick yoga session on YouTube to do at home.

  4. Drink water. Keep a STANLEY Tumbler handy to stay hydrated.

  5. Start your day with a nutritious meal.

  6. Make yourself a healthy smoothie.

  7. Munch on fruits, nuts, or yogurt for a healthy snack.

  8. Make a vanilla collagen powder smoothie for great skin, hair, and nails.

  9. Start taking a daily multivitamin.

  10. Practice deep breathing exercises.

  11. Recharge with a 20-minute nap.

  12. Experiment with aromatherapy and essential oils.

  13. Soak your feet in warm water with Tea Tree Oil Foot Soak with Epsom Salt.

  14. Take a bath with Bath Bombs.

  15. Take a lavender chamomile bubble bath.

  16. Give yourself a soothing facial with Eminence Organic Strawberry Rhubarb Masque (my absolute favorite skin care product!).

  17. Apply a cooling gel eye mask to reduce puffiness and refreshes tired eyes.

  18. Put on a hydrating lip mask.

  19. Apply a rich, nourishing body lotion or butter with ingredients like shea butter or coconut oil.

  20. Use a jade roller or facial gua sha tool to improves circulation and reduces puffiness.

  21. Wear comfortable clothes and feel-good outfits.

  22. Follow a 10-15 minute workout on YouTube.

  23. Try a foam roller to relieve muscle tension.

  24. Have a dance party in your living room with your kids.

  25. Enjoy a short bike ride around the neighborhood.

  26. Go on a hike.

  27. Go shopping.

  28. Paint your nails.

  29. Spend a day at a local spa or wellness center.

  30. Treat yourself to a mani & pedi.

  31. Get your hair done at a salon.

  32. Discover a a new makeup line. Anastasia Beverly Hills is my absolute favorite, and I'm sure you'll love it too!

  33. Whiten your teeth with whitening strips.

  34. Take an "everything" shower.

  35. Use a sugar body scrub to exfoliate.

  36. Use a dry brush on your skin to improve your skins texture and increase collogen and circulation.

  37. Scrub your feet with a pumice stone.

  38. Apply a hair mask.

  39. Use a Derma Roller for better skin.

  40. Apply Under Eye Patches to reduce puffiness, dark circles and smooth wrinkles.

  41. Try a new hairstyle.

  42. Do your eyebrows

  43. Have a make-up free day - you're beautiful mama!

  44. Apply calming essential oils for relaxation.

  45. Give yourself a scalp massage (my absolute favorite massage tool!)

  46. Give yourself a massage with an Electric Muscle Percussion Massager.

  47. Meet a friend for coffee.

  48. Host a potluck dinner with friends.

  49. Enjoy a date night out with your spouse.

  50. Plan a date night at home after the kids are asleep.

  51. Try cooking a new and exciting recipes.

  52. Enjoy a cup of HOT coffee (without letting it get cold!).

  53. Treat yourself to some chocolates.

  54. Use a heated blanket to relax muscles and providing comfort during cooler months.

  55. Give yourself a compliment.

  56. Soak up some vitamin D by sitting outside in the sun for 5 minutes.

  57. Make an appointment for a physical.

  58. Make a dentist appointment.

  59. Try a weighted blanket to help reduce anxiety and improves sleep quality.

  60. Invest in a high-quality sleep mask to block out light to improve sleep quality.

  61. Cook a meal using a healthy, simple recipe.

  62. Treat yourself to your favorite dessert.

  63. Enjoy a glass of wine.

  64. Get intimate with your spouse.

  65. Spend a few minutes stretching before bed.

  66. Go to bed 30 minutes earlier.

Mom practicing self care by writing in a journal.

Self Care For The Mind


  1. Journal your thoughts and emotions.

  2. Call your best or oldest friend.

  3. Write down three things you’re grateful for.

  4. Start your day with positive affirmations. I love these positive affirmation cards!

  5. Find inspirational quotes that uplift you.

  6. Build a vision board with future goals and dreams.

  7. Escape into a good book.

  8. Watch a feel-good movie or show.

  9. Make a memory box of things you love.

  10. Create a scrapbook of your favorite memories and experiences.

  11. Release some creativity and Wreck This Journal.

  12. Use adult coloring books for relaxation.

  13. Disconnect and take a break from social media.

  14. Cut toxic people out of your life.

  15. Say NO to something you don’t want to do.

  16. Write and send letters with fancy stationary to friends or family.

  17. Join a support group and connect with other parents.

  18. Participate in local community events.

  19. Volunteer for a cause you care about.

  20. Join or start a book club.

  21. Listen to an audiobook

  22. Engage in online social media groups for parents.

  23. Plan a future trip or vacation.

  24. Organize or declutter a small area of your home.

  25. Clean out your wardrobe.

  26. Tune into interesting podcasts.

  27. Explore a local museum.

  28. Solve puzzles or play brain games, like these fun wood and metal brain teaser puzzles.

  29. Start learning a new language.

  30. Engage in brain teasers and logic games.

  31. Enroll in an online course.

  32. Learn something new through documentaries.

  33. Write stories, poems, or articles.

  34. Plan a lunch date with a friend.

  35. Plan a family game night.

  36. Plan a one-on-one activity with your kid.

  37. Go to a farmers market.

  38. Watch your favorite movie (chick flick before bed!)

  39. Practice mindfulness for a few minutes daily.

  40. Watch a funny video or show.

Mom practicing self care by taking time to meditate.

Self Care For The Soul


  1. Practice deep breathing exercises.

  2. Share your feelings with a friend or therapist.

  3. Live in the present moment (don't worry about yesterday or tomorrow).

  4. Have a good laugh.

  5. Spend time tending to your garden.

  6. Buy yourself a plant or flowers. Bringing nature indoors can uplift your spirit and improve your environment.

  7. Spend some cuddle time with your child or pet.

  8. Allow yourself to cry and release emotions.

  9. Draw, paint, or craft to express yourself.

  10. Meditate for a few minutes to clear your mind.

  11. Light scented Serenity + Calm (Lavender Thyme) candles for a calming atmosphere.

  12. Be kind and forgiving to yourself.

  13. Give your spouse a compliment.

  14. Take breaks from technology.

  15. Do something you loved before becoming a mom.

  16. Call a loved one for a chat.

  17. Enjoy a date night out with your spouse.

  18. Plan a date night at home after the kids are asleep.

  19. Give someone you love a good hug.

  20. Take walks in nature.

  21. Engage in prayer if it’s part of your practice.

  22. Keep a gratitude journal.

  23. Practice yoga for mind-body connection.

  24. Read books that inspire you spiritually.

  25. Practice mindfulness exercises.

  26. Volunteer for causes you believe in.

  27. Attend religious or spiritual services.

  28. Designate a space for spiritual activities.

  29. Listen to music that uplifts your spirit.

  30. Use spiritual affirmations.

  31. Listen to nature sounds or visit natural places.

  32. Create a vision board with your spiritual goals.

  33. Practice mindful eating.

  34. Engage in art that connects you spiritually.

  35. Write down 3 things you're grateful for everyday.

  36. Create a sensory garden in your backyard.

  37. Take a lavender bubble bath.

  38. Enjoy a glass of wine.

  39. Give yourself a compliment.

  40. Do nothing! Lay down, stare at the ceiling, and do nothing.

  41. Dive into a good book.

  42. Take photos of nature or interesting subjects.

  43. Host a movie night with friends or family.

  44. Celebrate milestones with your support group.

  45. Spend time reflecting on your day and growth.

  46. Use mind maps for planning and brainstorming.

  47. Join a local exercise or walking group.

  48. Engage in DIY home improvement projects.

Final Thoughts


Remember, moms, self-care is a journey, not a destination. It’s about finding what works for you and making it a regular part of your life.


Maybe it's a daily yoga practice, a weekly coffee date with friends, or just five minutes of deep breathing before bed.


Whatever it is, make it yours and make it happen. You deserve to feel amazing!


So go ahead, dive into these self-care ideas and start your ultimate mom reset.


You’ve got this, and you’re not alone. Here’s to happier, healthier, and more balanced days ahead.


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