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Free Self Care Printables for Moms

Free Self Care Printables for Moms

How to Practice Self-Care as a Busy Mom

 

 

We all experience stress sometime in our lives. Whether you’re worried about excelling in your career, reaching a certain fitness goal, or making sure the kids get their homework done, stress can come into our lives in many different ways.

 

 

One budget-friendly and easy way to manage stress is by practicing self-care. In recent years, we’ve increasingly heard about how important self-care is, but what exactly does “self-care” mean and look like to people? Some people think luxurious spa trips, a massage or a new outfit fall under self-care — but those activities can add up quickly, and may even cause a financial burden.

 

 

 

 

Self-care isn’t just treating yourself to expensive experiences and things. It’s any conscious action you take to support your mental, physical and emotional wellbeing. That could be as simple as taking a break during your busy day to mediate or even canceling plans to stay in, relax and regroup.

 

 

To help, Mint has gathered some easy self-care activities you can incorporate into your day to day on any budget. Try a few of these activities when you’re feeling stressed, anxious or just need a mental break. After practicing one or even a few of these activities, you might find yourself having a more productive day, increased mental clarity and and best of all, reduced stress.

 

Just click on the image and you can download them right away for free!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Podcast 22: Finding Joy in Motherhood with Valerie Woerner

Podcast 22: Finding Joy in Motherhood with Valerie Woerner

Purpose Driven Mom Podcast

Episode 22

Finding Joy in Motherhood with Valerie Woerner

 

 

 

Today’s episode is a conversation with Valerie Woener about how to find joy in the hard seasons of Motherhood. Valerie Woerner is the owner of Val Marie Paper and author of Grumpy Mom Takes a Holiday and Fresh Start for Moms. Her mission is to create practical tools, including her original 6-month prompted prayer journal, and content that equips women to cut through the noise of everyday life and find fullness in the presence of the Lord. She lives in South Louisiana with her husband Tyler and two girls, Vivi and Vana.

 

 

 

 

Episode Show Notes

2:30 Review of the Week

5:30 Meet Valerie Woerner

9:16 Creating a Prayer Routine in Your Life

17:00 How to make time with God more than something to check off on the to-do list

24:30 Ditching comparision in the social media world

26:00 Diving into Grumpy Mom Takes a Holiday

29:10 Addressing the ‘hot mess mom’ culture

34:50 Being proactive about positive parenting

38:00 Embracing the hard seasons of motherhood

41:00 Encouragement when you’re feeling disconnected in marriage

 

 

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Links and Resources Mentioned in Today’s Episode 

Connect More with Valerie:

Grumpy Mom Takes a Holiday 

Instagram

Monthly Peptalks

 

 

 

Related Blog Posts

Digitally Organize Your Time to be a Prayer Warrior

 

 

 

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15+ of the Best Books for Self Care

15+ of the Best Books for Self Care

Best Books for Self Care

Looking for a best list of book for self care? Look no further!

 

I am a self proclaimed self care junkie. I stopped feeling guilty about taking time for me and instead decided that spending time learning & growing will help me become a better me!

 

As a busy mom of 3, I fit self care in the pockets of my day but I make sure that, no matter what, I do something. Reading is one of my favorite past times and I’m always in between 3-5 books at a time. I read in small chunks throughout the day and always have a book on my phone ready to read while we wait at school pick up or the doctors.

 

Related Post: How to Find Time to Read as a Busy Mom 

 

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I wanted to share some of my favorite reads with you! These books have been ones we’ve either read in the book club for the Purpose Driven Mom Club, have been recommended by a friend or I’ve read to just take care of me!

 

Self Care Books for Christian Moms

 

 

 

 

 

Best Self Help Books for Moms

 

 

 

 

Books to Help Moms Believe in Themselves

 

 

 

Motivational Books for Women

 

 

 

 

Best Books for Moms to Be

 

 

 

 

 

Best Books for Busy Moms

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you don’t want to read a paper book, you can always get an Audible account to listen to them! I do this a lot in my car or while I am folding laundry. If you use my code here you can get a free trial and 2 free books!

 

 

 

Hope this list gave you a great place to start! Put in the comments what you’re reading now – I love suggestions! And make sure you PIN this to come back to when you need a book recommendation!

 

 

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More Self Care Resources for Moms

30+ Must Read Books for Christian Moms

How to Find Time to Read as a Busy Mom

20+ Motivating Quotes from the book “I am that Girl”

Episode 2: How to Find Time for Self Care

 

 

 

 

 

Podcast 20: Weekly Planning System for Busy Moms

Podcast 20: Weekly Planning System for Busy Moms

Purpose Driven Mom Podcast

Episode 20: Weekly Planning System for Busy Moms

 

 

 

 

This episode is a sneak peak into the 15 Minute Formula Course and shows you the weekly planning system that helps me be super productive! Follow these steps each week to start your week with intention!

 

Episode Show Notes

2:15 Review of the Week

4:10 Digital vs. Paper Planning

6:27 Why I’m obsessed with Trello – check out a sample of our dates and events board!

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10:15 How to set up your weekly planning system

13:30 Adding in things you can’t change

14:50 Next, add in your 15 minute goal break down

16:02 Which habits or routines are you working on?

17:43 Adding in learning time for you and your goals

18:18 Batching the rest of your tasks

20:00 Nightly planning system

 

 

 

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While you’re there, I’d love an appreciate if you’d leave a rating and review! These allow other purpose driven moms to find the show and help grow our community! Just click here to review, select ‘Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know your favorite part of the podcast! I’d love to feature you as our ‘Review of the Week’.

 

 

Links and Resources Mentioned in Today’s Episode

Plum Paper Planners

Trello Free Mini Course

Simple Steps to Make Your Morning Easier

How to Set up Your Week to Be More Productive

How to Schedule Your Day as a Work at Home Mom

How to Fit Self Care Into Your Day

How to Find Time to Workout as a Busy Mom 

Digitally Organize Your Prayer Time to Become a Prayer Warrior

Create a Morning Routine in 3 Easy Steps

How to Time Block and Get More Done!

How to use the 15 Minute Formula to Break Down Your Goals {podcast episode 01}

Using Habit Stacking for Life Long Goals (podcast episode 08)

 

 

Podcast 19 – Changing Your Mindset with Personal Growth

Podcast 19 – Changing Your Mindset with Personal Growth

Purpose Driven Mom Podcast

Episode 19: Changing Your Mindset with Personal Growth

 

 

 

 

Personal growth and development is something so many moms put on hold because they don’t know how to get it in, they aren’t sure how to afford it or they don’t believe they are worth it. Today, I’ll break down how to get in personal growth (on a budget!) and what to do to get started TODAY!

 

 

Thank you to today’s sponsor: The Equipping Godly Woman Conference

 

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Episode Show Notes

2:15 Review of the Week

3:10 Creating a Personal Growth Budget

7:03 The Return on Investment when you work on you

11:18 What is personal growth?

12:48 My story with personal growth

17:05 How to find time to read during the day (listen to podcast episode 6 How to Create a Reading Culture in Your Home)

18:10 Using the 15 Minute Formula with Personal Growth

21:00 Best ways to find books to help you grow

24:02 Using audiobooks to grow – get a 30 day trial + 2 free books on Audible

 

26:00 Fitting podcasts into your day

29:05 Digital Courses that help moms

32:00 Virtual and in person events

36:05 What to do with your personal growth takeaways

 

 

 

Subscribe & Review in the Podcast

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While you’re there, I’d love an appreciate if you’d leave a rating and review! These allow other purpose driven moms to find the show and help grow our community! Just click here to review, select ‘Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know your favorite part of the podcast! I’d love to feature you as our ‘Review of the Week’.

 

 

Links and Resources Mentioned in Today’s Episode

Moms with Drive Free Series

 

 

 

 

 

Self Care Checklist for Moms

Self Care Checklist for Moms

Self Care Checklist for Moms

 

As a busy mom self care is so important. Sometimes we can forget to take time for ourselves and might need a checklist to remind us. There is nothing wrong with creating a chart to keep on track and rewarding ourselves as we take time for self care. Having a checklist can actually help keep you accountable to actually doing any form of self care each day.

 

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How Self-Help Boosts the Health of Your Mind, Body, and Spirit

Do you remember Stuart Smalley from Saturday Night Live? He was a character that took the idea of self-help and made fun of it. Stuart would look in the mirror and tell himself he was special and smart and do other daily affirmations.

 

The most interesting thing about this skit is that even though they sought to make fun of the entire self-help movement, there was truth in what they did. The more you talk to yourself in a positive way, the more positive your life will become and the more successful you will become. It ís just a fact that positive people are often more successful than negative people. The reason is that positive people believe they deserve to be successful.

 

Related Post: 30 Days of Positive Affirmations for Moms

 

* No One Knows You Better Than Yourself – Also, no one is more judgmental to you than yourself. It is sad that the one person you can truly count on, turns on you and treats you worse than you would allow any other individual to treat you, isn’t it? But you can turn this around by taking hold of the idea of self-help and realizing that It is not just a comedy skit. It is real, and it can affect your entire being: mind, body and spirit.

 

* Believe in Self-Help – People who are interested in self-help are generally open-minded people who believe that they have some measure of control over what happens to them. That means that people who get help from self-help already believe that it is possible. They are willing to give the suggestions they learn a try, and due to that fact alone usually see success in their efforts.

 

* Self-Help Can Build Self-Confidence – When you feel confident in yourself, positive things begin to happen to your mind. If you previously thought you could not do something and due to reading a self-help book you went outside of your comfort zone and experienced success, it is likely that the self-confidence you developed will wash over into trying more new things. It can be like a snowball effect that more confidence builds more confidence.

 

 

* Self-Help Can Reduce Anxiety – When you realize that you are not helpless against your emotions and feelings, you will start to notice a big change. When you manage to overcome some of your social anxiety due to taking some of the actions you’ve read about in self-help books, then each step you take out of anxiety will get easier. This isn’t to say that you will never need medication for social anxiety, but you might realize from self-help that it is okay to take medication if you need it.

 

Related Post: Printable Scripture Cards for Anxiety 

 

* Self-Help Can Be the Catalyst for Getting Healthy – Very few people are able to change their body through diet and exercise, because they don’t think that they can or they haven’t figured out a plan of action to do it. By reading self-help books and finding stories of others who have accomplished it, you start to realize it is possible and that you can do it too. Even if you only reach half your goal, you will still end up healthier than before self-help.

 

* Self-Help Makes It Normal to Be Spiritual – Today it can be hard to be spiritual due to how busy everyone is and how it feels like a dog-eat-dog world which is full of anything but love. But when you read self-help books and try to practice self-love and acceptance, you start realizing how much you need the spiritual food that love gives you. When you make it a priority, your life will become better.

 

While many people treat self-help like a joke, it is actually very effective in helping a lot of people make their lives better. People do not come away from a study of self-help in any area of life unchanged. Taking the time to learn is always going to be a good thing.

 

 

Self Care Printables

 

If you’re not sure where to get started with self care, check out this ultimate list of self care checklist for moms!

 

 

 

 

Weekly Self Care Printable from Me and My Inklings

 

 

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Printable Self Care Challenge & Tips from A Purpose Driven Mom 

 

 

Self Care Ideas

 

50 Acts of Self Care from Meredith Amand

 

 

 

Self Care Cards Printable

 

 

 

 

I hope that these self care checklists, list of ideas, and self care tips help you on your journey to taking better care of yourself! If you need an extra layer of accountability, download this free self care challenge chart! This will give you great ideas to do for the next few weeks are you get started on your self care journey!
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