Make Self-Care A Top Priority! (+ ten top free tips)


This is a guest post from the fabulous tracey Wall from Empowering Mums   I am sure you will be inspired! Thanks Tracey.

The role of ‘mum’ is certainly complex! It is a multi-layered function made up of a vast variety of unrelenting roles, duties and tasks. A good definition of the main role of a mum is ‘carer’. We care for the health, education, development, success, shortcomings, strengths and weaknesses of our children. We care about the cleanliness and tidiness of our homes. We care about the needs, happiness and worries of our partners. We care about the well-being of our extended family members. So why do we find it so difficult to care for ourselves?

 Women tend to have many reasons for disregarding self-care but here are a few:

  • Lack of time.
  • Lack of self-worth.
  • Procrastination.
  • The belief that the needs of others are greater than our own.

These reasons may feel valid to you but do you also feel worn-out, under-valued, frustrated and unfulfilled? If you are honest with yourself, you are probably feeling a few of these emotions as well as a lot of other negative ones too!

Try practicing this as part of your new belief system: “Self-care leads to happiness. Happiness makes me a better mum.”

 When you accept this as being true, you will quickly learn to value self-care and all that it can offer you. You must learn to prioritise moments of time out so you can fulfill your own needs and achieve your own goals.

Do not get caught in the trap of thinking you cannot leave the house else everything will fall apart! Rely on your support network: husband, partner, extended family members and babysitters who can all help to take care of your children while you take some vital time out to care for yourself.

Set aside some time in your diary to do something that will help you to relax, something that you enjoy or something that will help you to attain a certain goal. Ensure whatever it is you do with this time makes you feel good. Prioritise this time and do not cancel it to satisfy the needs of someone else. It is okay to put yourself first sometimes!

Looking after your own needs will invigorate you and restore your energy levels. Allow yourself to focus on your needs so you become a more content woman. A happier woman always makes a better, more loving mum – so what do you have to lose?

If you are desperately in need of time out and want to focus clearly on creating the life you really want, contact Empowering Mums today via the website, you have nothing to lose but everything to gain!

Whilst visiting our website today, take a minute to sign up for your complimentary 10 Top Tips for Empowered Mums. Make time for you and I hope you enjoy your top tips.

To your confidence, balance and joy!

Tracey Wall

Professional Coach

Empowering Mums

T: 01606 334 015

M: 07523496353


Personal Profile: About Tracey Wall

Tracey Wall, founder and director of Empowering Mums and Empowering Mumpreneurs, is an accredited professional coach. Tracey’s experience spans over ten years of implementing coaching principles and practices to the corporate world. In both business and sales management roles, Tracey led high performance teams of multi-million pound businesses.

Empowering Mums was born out of Tracey’s personal experiences, combined with her skills acquired during her time working in the corporate world. She uses her experiences as a mum to understand and empathise with the challenges of motherhood. Using her expertise, she coaches mums in a warm and intuitive manner, to help them transform and positively enhance their lives by identifying and realising their true aspirations. She is the author of a number of self development products specifically to support and enhance the lives of mums.

Tracey lives her personal life according to her true values and uses many of her coaching techniques to do so. It is this fulfilment that sparks Tracey’s great passion for helping others achieve the same contentment in life. Aside from her work and day-to-day family duties, Tracey spends as much quality time as possible having fun with her daughter Megan.



  1. Nicki Cawood
    July 12, 2010 / 7:24 am

    Interesting piece thanks!
    I am very much the procrastinator when it comes to treating myself and self-care doesn’t usually make it onto my to-do list! I’m very lucky in that my husband is the first one to tell me to go and take a walk, have a long bath, or something I find relaxing, but I usually do what procrastinators do best and put it off until later, by which time, there is no time for me!
    I’ll have to make a concerted effort from now on to enjoy some me time and recharge the batteries!

  2. Tracey-Jane Hughes
    July 12, 2010 / 9:34 pm

    I’m getting better at looking after me. I have regular reflexology and have recently started having Reiki. Both I know are worth the money and time out for me.
    I feel that sometimes I get out of the habit of doing the things I love – gardening, cooking, walking. And the children’s activities are taking over now – we need to get some balance back in our family life.
    But I do know that when I do take time out, I feel so much better and am a better Mum and business woman. It’s worth it!

  3. Becky
    July 12, 2010 / 9:54 pm

    I fancy a bit of tai chil in the very early mornings just me a sunrise and the morning dew. I’ll have to find a dvd !

  4. July 12, 2010 / 10:21 pm

    “A happier woman always makes a better, more loving mum”

    It’s so true, and yet it’s so easy to get caught up in thinking “I’ve just got this to do first…”

    Silly thing is, there’s ALWAYS something more to get done. And who we are to our children is so much more than what we do for them.

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