If you’ve recently given birth, then you’re probably feeling exhausted, to say the least. Whilst it’s wonderful that you’ve finally got to the end of one chapter, you’re just starting another: parenting. So, tiredness is certainly not a thing of the past just yet. However, it won’t defeat you, although sometimes it may feel that way! Just remember that although you are looking after your newborn, you are still perfectly entitled to some ‘me time’. So, here we’re going to look at ways you can give yourself a boost post-partum.
Enhance your Look
Although what you look like is probably very low on your list of priorities right now, it subconsciously plays a big part in your self-esteem as well as your confidence, which can negatively impact your wellbeing. By focusing on yourself every so often, even if it’s just getting your hair or nails done, you’re taking small steps to look after yourself.
As well, your body is likely to have gone through a lot of changes in the past year, which can take some time to get used to. And whilst this is perfectly natural and something to be proud of – you grew and birthed a whole human, after all – it can be hard to come to terms with. If time goes by and you feel nothing you do will help to bring you your old physique back, then don’t shy away from looking into a tummy tuck London – this can be a way for you to feel more like your old self again.
The little things in life can make a huge difference. Something as simple as having a bubble bath with a glass of wine, or using a face mask and watching your favourite film whilst your baby is asleep can really give you a boost. Order in tasty food instead of cooking at every meal – this is an adjustment period so do what you can to feel good whilst getting to grips with everything.
Also, don’t forget to catch up on your Zzzs at any point you can – your body needs it, to begin with as your child’s sleeping pattern is likely to be very sporadic. So when they’re down for a nap or if someone else is watching them, there’s absolutely no shame in having half an hour of rest for yourself. You need to make sure you keep your own strength up so that you can look after your little one as best as possible.
Going on walks with your baby, catching a morning jog whilst your partner watches your child, or even relaxing in the garden with a book can be great for your mind. There are endless benefits to getting out in nature, so even if you don’t feel it, try to push yourself to get outdoors whenever possible, as it can give you a great boost.
Becoming a parent is full of challenges but it’s nothing you can’t handle. Just remember that you still need to focus on yourself, as well as your child, to allow you to look after them to the best of your ability.