As the Australian sun begins to make a reappearance after a chilly Winter, it’s the perfect time to give your exercise habits a bit of a revamp. Forget Spring cleaning your house, Spring clean your workout!
You can also look into Yoga or Pilates with a relaxing meditation as the conclusion. In addition, there is a trend at the moment towards mindful movement classes designed to be used in conjunction with your more intense exercise regime. These give you some much needed space to take time out for just for you.
Tip: There are app blocking apps (the irony!) to help you curb your online activity. Scrolling social media can take away valuable time from things you really enjoy.
Now it’s time to throw your hair into a bun and turn up your favourite tunes. The sun is out, what are you waiting for?
There are two types of women in the world: those who pack their hospital bags at 20 weeks ‘because time flies’ and those who pack it in between contractions – also ‘because time flies’. No matter which camp you fall into (and we love you all here at Maze), there are certain things you’ll need for your trip to the maternity ward. I’ve popped together the ultimate hospital bag checklist, so you don’t even have to think about it – just pack the stuff and get on your way when the time comes. Check it out…
You probably won’t notice you’ve stopped doing this, but now you’re a mum, looking after yourself is still super important. Maybe even more important than it used to be way back in the day when you had the time and inclination to do it. While your focus might be getting pulled in a million different directions, the truth remains: you’re still here, you still matter and your health and wellbeing is a priority. So many of us mums get sucked down a rabbit hole of self-neglect so deep it can literally take years to clamber back out. Add to that those of us with multiple kids, jobs, partners and even friendships that need attention – where is the headspace left for us? I have to admit it, there was a year or so there, where I just completely forgot to look after myself. Like, at all. It’s an easy habit to slip into.
Self care for new mums is so essential, especially when it means setting up good habits for the long term. So how do we do it? How do we get ouroxygen masks on first?