Top 5 Ways to be a Good Wife and Mother


Is being a good wife and mother of utmost importance to you? If so, here is a list of the top 5 things you can do to be the best wife and mother you can be.

Get good exercise and sleep.

Exercising regularly, at least 30 minutes a day, five days a week, and getting enough sleep, usually 7-8 hours, are essential for feeling good mentally and physically. Don’t focus on how good these activities are for you. Instead, focus on how good they feel in the moment.

Find a type of exercise you genuinely enjoy. While you’re exercising, notice how good it feels to move, to work your muscles and lungs. If it’s easier or more enjoyable, join an exercise group.

Make your bedroom a sanctuary for soothing and sexual energy. Keep out noise, technology, and project reminders. Instead, surround yourself with calming music, candles, colors, and self-care rituals. Going to bed for relaxation is a perfect way to end each day.

Build a social community.

Develop a community of people you genuinely like and find interesting. Developing meaningful, enjoyable friendships brings feelings of belonging, happiness, and security. You’ll have more opportunities to engage, learn, adventure, care for others, and receive care.

Eat well.

Eating a healthy diet helps you feel your best physically and mentally while preventing illness and disease. Even more, actively caring for your body by eating right increases your self-esteem today. Say “no” to soda, juice, and processed foods and “yes” to plants and unprocessed foods. To feel even better, keep the alcohol down to one drink a day or less.

Channel your creativity.

Make doing something creative that you love part of your weekly routine. Whether your channel is artistic, musical, or linguistic, giving yourself space to shine and express your deeper voice will bring you a stronger sense of self, joy, and well-being.

Keep growing mentally and spiritually.

Choose to enroll as a lifetime student in the development of awareness and wisdom. A daily meditation practice, over time, can work wonders. Meditation can increase self-awareness, compassion, and calmness. Going to therapy (better yet, bringing your partner with you) is a great way to jump-start your personal growth. Be a psychology student, remaining open to a lifetime of learning about yourself and your relationships. The further you develop, emotionally and spiritually, the more you will have to offer your loved ones.
Imagine how many times you’ve heard the airplane safety instruction, “In the event of an emergency, put your oxygen mask on first.” In the same way, put yourself first to be the best mother and wife you can be. Caring for yourself is the only way to be your best for your family. Lovingly, caring for yourself sends the powerful message that your partner and children can be their best selves, too.

If you’ve enjoyed this little reminder of something we all know, but sometimes forget, please share.

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