Being a mom is an incredible gift. It’s also tiring, challenging, all-encompassing, and trying. Between bedtime, homework, mealtime, diaper changes, and reading the same book over and over again, it can feel like there’s no time left to take care of ourselves.

But self-care is essential to being a great mom. If we don’t invest in being the best version of ourselves by doing the things that bring us joy, we won’t have as much to invest in those who depend on us.

Find the time for an at-home spa session, complete with a face mask or hair mask (try our favorite DIY recipes!). Jump on your treadmill or hop on your bike—get that sweat session in! Feel powerful as you shave a few seconds off your fastest mile. Feel unstoppable when you push yourself that extra minute, even if you didn’t know you had it in you. Feel motivated because you showed up for yourself. You deserve it.