7 Ways To Instantly Feel Happier As A Mom

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Let’s be honest. Being a mom isn’t always sunshine and rainbows, especially when caring for little humans. Sometimes you’ll get dirty, have cry spells, and don’t know what’s happening half the time. It’s so easy to get caught up in everything that’s going on around you that you lose sight of yourself. In this article, we’ll explore 7 ways to instantly feel happier as a mom and how to incorporate self-care practices into your daily routine to feel more fulfilled.

Practice Gratitude

With all the chaos happening in our everyday life, it’s easy to forget to appreciate all the good things happening around us. Practicing gratitude is a simple way to instantly feel happier. Grab my free journal to start your gratitude journal today. This will help you learn to practice gratitude to relieve stress and anxiety and be more appreciative daily. Start by jotting down 3 things you are grateful for every day. Get your kids in on the fun and ask them what they are thankful for. It’s always early enough to learn to practice gratitude.

Engage in Self-Care Activities

This is one of my personal favorites! Engaging in self-care activities is a way to prioritize your mental and physical health. Take a relaxing bath, give yourself a facial, treat yourself to a massage, or go on a solo date. Do whatever feels right to you that will put you at ease.

Connect With Other Moms

Connecting with other moms going through similar situations can be incredibly comforting. Joining a mom group, attending mom events, going to the park, or connecting with moms on social media are great ways to connect.

Simplify Your Daily Routine

Too often, we try to put too much on our plate at once to get things done all in one day. Which is always a bad idea. Because as we know, living that mom life, no two days are ever the same, and sometimes things don’t go as planned. So prioritize 3 tasks daily to prevent burnout and leave room for mishaps. Grab my planner to help make this transition easier.

Focus on Positive Moments

Being a mom can be challenging, but focusing on the positive moments is essential whenever possible. One way to do this is by practicing mindfulness daily. Take a few minutes each day to focus on your breath and be present at the moment. This can help you feel more positive and in control.

Another way to focus on the positive moments is by celebrating small wins. Did your toddler finally use the potty for the first time? Did you get your kids to school on time without any major meltdowns? Celebrate these victories, no matter how small they may seem. Small achievements lead to significant accomplishments.

Take Breaks

Taking breaks and regrouping is necessary. It is essential to de-stress and recharges to prevent burnout. Incorporating relaxation techniques can help you feel calmer and more centered.

Incorporate Exercise Into Your Routine

Exercise is a great way to boost your mood and happiness as a mom. Finding an exercise buddy or taking exercise classes can be a fun way to stay motivated and make exercise feel less like a chore.

Regularly exercising can also help you feel happier and more energized. Even walking around the block can help boost your mood and give you much-needed alone time.

Overall, there are many ways to feel happier as a mom. Focusing on positive moments, taking breaks and relaxation time, and incorporating exercise into your routine can increase your overall happiness and well-being as a mom. Incorporating these simple practices into your daily routine can significantly impact your overall happiness and well-being as a mom. Remember, taking care of yourself is essential to being your best mom. By practicing gratitude, engaging in self-care activities, connecting with other moms, simplifying your routine, focusing on positivity, taking breaks, and incorporating exercise into your way, you can start feeling happier and more fulfilled as a mom today.


Why is self-care important for moms?

Taking care of yourself is essential to being your best mom. When you prioritize your happiness and well-being, you can better handle the challenges of motherhood, reduce stress, and feel more fulfilled in your role as a parent.

What if I don’t have much time for self-care?

Self-care can take a little bit of time. Even small acts of self-care, such as taking a few deep breaths or enjoying a cup of tea, can make a big difference in your overall well-being.

How can I find other moms to connect with?

There are many ways to connect with other moms, including joining mom groups, attending events, and connecting with moms online. Don’t be afraid to reach out and make the first move!

What if I feel guilty for taking breaks or prioritizing my own happiness?

Honestly, children love to see their moms prioritizing their own happiness. It makes them feel good that you are choosing to show up to be your best self for them. Remember that taking care of yourself is not selfish – it’s necessary. You will be a better mom and partner by prioritizing your own well-being. So don’t feel guilty for taking time for yourself – you deserve it!

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  • Wendy Nordvik-Carr says:

    Great tips for me to pass on to my daughter and very helpful for me.

  • Morgan says:

    Love this! Gratitude and positive affirmations are a part of my daily routine.

  • Fransic verso says:

    Great tips! Engaging in self care is very important helps a lot. This will be very helpful to a lot moms. Thank you for sharing!

  • Melissa says:

    Thank you! These are all great reminders. Motherhood is great but can be tiring.

  • Nisee says:

    And I think asking for help is a great way to feel happier too. Your tips are awesome. Thank you for sharing.

  • alpanachand says:

    Bookmarked this post to come back in times I feel overwhelmed. Great post!

  • Kristin says:

    Great post! I’m all about finding small ways in the day to do some self care. Little things every day that we take for granted can be so enjoyable if we notice them!

  • Cindy Bowden says:

    As an older mom, I LOVE all of your tips! Great advice!

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