The Best Self-Care Kit For Stressed Out Moms

I am offering a beautiful Free 12 page best self-care kit for stressed moms. These strategies were amazing in helping me (mom of five) reduce stress and I know they work!

I have seen these strategies instrumental in:

  • changing my mindset
  • finding better ways to cope
  • becoming better about noticing my body’s stress signals
  • having a better night’s sleep
  • and so much more!

So today, I am going to share with you all the wonderful things this best self-care kit for stressed out moms has to offer to help you on your journey to becoming your BEST SELF!

Let me break down the best self-care kit page by page so that you can see everything it has to offer.

This 12-page Best Self-Care Kit For Stressed Moms Includes:

  • Affirmation List Worksheet
  • Love Letter Journal Prompt
  • Daily Self Care Check-in Worksheet
  • Clear Your Head Assessment Page
  • When I feel Worried Worksheet
  • 7 Daily Self Care Tips For Moms Mini Poster
  • Inspirational Quote Binder Pages (Set of 3)
  • Brain Dump Worksheet

You can have the PDF files sent directly to your inbox so you can get started towards resetting your mindset and start feeling more at peace. Here is a breakdown of all this best self-care kit has to offer:

Sample of part of the love letter page with teal trim and palm decoration.

Best Self-Care Kit: Love Letter Journal Prompt

When is the last time you told yourself, you love YOU? If you feel bogged down by negative or critical thoughts about yourself, you will find this prompt particularly handy, but possibly difficult. This is all the more reason to do it.

Scientific studies have shown that the majority of the thoughts we have in a day are negative. That includes the thoughts we have about ourselves. It is time to reset that mindset!

This Love Letter Journal Prompt is a powerful way to replace the negative thoughts we have about ourselves with positive thoughts. In this particular journal prompt, you will reflect on the wonderful things that make you loveable, unique, and amazing!

Best Self-Care Kit: Affirmation List Worksheet

Our thoughts can have a big impact on our outcomes. If you hold negative thoughts about yourself about completing a particular task such as

“I can’t do it”
or
“I’m not good enough”

It will have an impact on your performance. You might even convince yourself to not try at all.

Negative self-talk can impact our self-esteem and performance, however, affirmations can have the opposite effect.

In this Affirmation List Worksheet, you will write down positive statements about yourself or what others have said about you. You can add to your list as you recognize more positive traits about yourself.

If you are feeling low on self-esteem, come back to them and say them to yourself out loud or in your head for a boost.

Best Self-Care Kit: Daily Self-Care Check-In Worksheet

If you are not in tune with your body, mind, and spirit, you may not be aware that stress is building up throughout your day. Being intentional with tuning in to your body’s stress signals, inner chatter, and overall mood can be a great way on how to deal with stress at home.

The daily self-check-in worksheet will help you with just that. By checking in daily you can identify patterns and behaviors that will help you in becoming your BEST SELF.

Mood Tracker

Check out the mood tracker section where you can scale your mood 1-10. A 1 would mean that you are feeling great and stress-free and 10 being a completely stressed out mom and overwhelmed.

You can use the note section to write notes on why you think you might be feeling that way. What happened? Maybe you will be able to pinpoint it. Or maybe it’s several things that seemed to have happened all at once.

Areas of Improvement

On the right of the page is a section to write down a step you’d like to take in any areas of your life that can be improved:

  • Spiritual
  • Mental
  • Social
  • Physical
  • Emotional

If you notice, that any of these areas are calling out to you, reflect on what little action you can do in these areas that would encourage growth.

Just as an example, as stressed out moms, we can often run low in our social life (or during Quarantine). If your husband is working outside of the home and leaving your adult conversations lacking, think of something you can do to improve this area of your life. Maybe you can arrange a playdate? Or a more low-key solution would be to call a friend.

Schedule Self-Care

If you are feeling high on the stress scale, I encourage you to do some form of self-care to bring those stress levels down. Write down how to deal with stress at home with a self-care action plan for the day in this section. Need ideas? Check out 63 Self-Care Ideas For Stressed Moms.

Best Self-Care Kit: Clear Your Head Assessment Page

Have you ever gone to bed and your thoughts are racing with all the things you forgot to do, have done badly, etc.? If I let this get the best of me I will toss and turn throughout the night. This best self-care kit worksheet is a compassionate way to help clear your thoughts so you can have a good night’s sleep.

It includes sections to record:

Track Your Mood

Here you can circle the best coordinating emoji to keep track of your mood and also to see if there is any correlation with your mood and sleep patterns.

What you are Grateful For

In this section, recall something that you are grateful for. Reflect on how nice it was to have experienced it.

When you are recalling what you could have done better, this is a gentle positive way of going about it. In this section, you can write what you learned. For example:

I learned that a major source of my stress comes from when I fall behind on chores.

I learned that I feel better about myself and for my children when I read to them before bed.

What You Can Do Tomorrow

Here you can answer with the intent to make tomorrow a better day. From the lessons you learned today, what can you do tomorrow to make progress? For example:

I will schedule out a part of the day to catch up on laundry

I will set an alarm on my phone to remind me to read to the kids just before bedtime.

Best Self-Care Kit: When I Feel Worried Worksheet

The When I Feel Worried Worksheet can be helpful when you become fixated on something that is bothering you that you can’t seem to let go of. Maybe it became a source of anxiety for you. If something happened that triggered a strong response, this worksheet can guide you through the process of letting go.

It includes sections to record:

What Happened

Describe the situation that happened. What triggered you?

Your Body Signals

How do you feel physically? Is your chest tight? Is your stomach feeling nervous? Is your jaw tight? Hands clenched? Write down whatever you are noticing in your body.

What Are You Worried About?

What are you truly worried about? Is there a certain outcome that might happen that you are dreading?

Can You Do Anything About It?

There are two ways this can resolve. If you answer yes, then decide what action you will take to point you in the right direction. If it will not be resolved in one step, break it down into small manageable steps to address the situation.

Sometimes we have no control or say in a situation yet all our worries and anxieties are wrapped up in the situation. If you answer no, then this is where you need to let go and trust God to do his work. Say a simple prayer of trust to Him.

After you have gone through the worksheet, rate yourself again. Do you feel better releasing that worry or having a plan of action?

Take It A Step Further

Take it a step further by practicing a meditation, practicing a breathing exercise, or reflecting on something you are grateful for.

Best Self-Care Kit: 7 Daily Self-Care Tips For Stressed Out Moms

This 7 Daily Self-Care Tips Mini-Poster can be a great reference for some strategies you can refer to when you are stressed. If you want to read more in-depth on 7 daily self-care tips for stressed out moms read here.

Best Self-Care Kit: Brain Dump Worksheet

This best self-care kit worksheet is helpful when you are all out of sorts. If you are experiencing racing thoughts, overwhelm, or just so many to do’s you don’t know how to deal with stress at home, this worksheet can help. By writing down all your anxious thoughts, worries, or to-dos, you can help clear your head, provide stress relief, and take a more organized route to tackle the day.

Conclusion

It’s easy to become a stressed out mom. Remember you are not alone. Don’t be hard on yourself if you made a mistake, or if you knew you could have done better. Show yourself some self-compassion. You are here! And now that you have the Best Self-Care Kit For Stressed Moms, you have new strategies in your hand that can help you become less stressed and more peaceful. By taking action you will improve!

Practice it, model it, achieve it!

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20 Responses

  1. Hi Tiphany! This self-care kit is exactly what I was looking for! It’s so hard to be a mom and balance the family while still taking care of yourself. Thank you for sharing!

  2. I love love love this !! Thanks Tiphany for creating such an amazing resource, I can’t wait to use it! I can see how all these exercises will fit perfectly into my self-care routine, thanks so much for sharing!

  3. Sounds like a wonderful list of tips and reminders. I can really use them, especially now when juggling work, house chores, and home schooling during the pandemic, Thank you!

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