5 Healthy habits that I keep in mind as a mother.


As mothers, we are always on our toes. Day in and out we endeavour to keep the love, care and happiness flowing in our household. Since becoming a parent, one thing I have learnt is that to lead an easy and happy life one needs to adopt good habits and stick to them too. Moreover, if a mother is fit, healthy, and happy she can model good habits to her kids too.

Let me share some of the healthy habits that help me sail through motherhood, and I hope other mothers find these helpful too.

  1. Having “me time” for good mental health (1): Motherhood is quite taxing, and to unwind I take time out to do things I enjoy. I have certain interests that I pursue which don’t involve my kids. I go to a spa for a pampering session, love to meet my friends over coffee, enjoy reading a book, or if nothing else, go to the nearby supermarket to run errands alone. In short, I do things that keep me happy.
  2. Eat breakfast: It’s a known fact that breakfast is the most important meal of the day (2). Although it’s difficult to squeeze breakfast in during the morning madness, I don’t skip it. A good breakfast should have a combination of carbs, proteins and fibre. (3) Some breakfast recipes, if I may suggest, that are filling and can be prepared quickly are eggs, avocado toast, broken wheat porridge, upma, cheela, poha or even fruit salad.healthy habits
  3.  Maintain inner strength: Immunity is the buzzword these days. To stay well, a balanced diet is vital, but it’s difficult to eat a balanced diet every day to get all the vitamins and minerals one’s body needs. Upon the advice of my family physician, I started taking Limcee Vitamin C Chewable Tablets 500mg to supplement Vitamin C intake in my body, so when it comes to immunity I #BoostImmunityWithLimcee. Vitamin C is an essential nutrient that helps protect the body against colds, flu and other illnesses (4). And when I am fit, I can give the best to my family too.
  4. Exercise: For me exercise is not about losing weight, it’s more than that (5). Staying physically active gives my body a boost of energy, makes me feel better, sleep better and keeps the stress at bay. That’s why I always find time to attend my online yoga sessions, go for a morning walk to soak up Vitamin D, and play outdoors with my kids. Moreover, if we want our kids to practise fitness, we need to be their role models too.
  5. Go for regular health check-ups: I don’t take my health lightly. Even if it’s a small illness, I don’t think “it’ll get fine on its own.” I go see a doctor for an immediate consultation. I also sign up for regular health screenings – mammograms, pap smears, cholesterol checks and dental check-ups that can help detect potential problems at the right time (6). Regular health screenings help improve the quality of life.

These are my healthy habits to live happy and stress-free. Do you also practise them?



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11 thoughts on “5 Healthy habits that I keep in mind as a mother.”

  1. Blogging Generation at 7:50 am

    Doing regular health checkups is the most important thing in todays world. We have now a lot more complex viruses that before so its our responsibility to maintain proper diet and do visit doctor regularly for any issues.
    Thanks for the helpful blog!

  2. Atulmaharaj at 3:29 pm

    Skipping breakfast is the worst sin and not having fruits is another. Thanks for the informative post that you’ve shared.

  3. Aesha Shah at 11:14 am

    While I do all of the things you mentioned, except having breakfast. I know of am always rushing and don’t have proper breakfast, just pop up some nuts and coffee before workout. I think I need to start doing that, else I compromise my immunity. Thankfully regular intake of Vitamin C supplement keeps me going.

  4. Alpana Deo at 1:56 pm

    I do everything except Vitamin C. But I consume it in the form of Oranges and other citrus fruits. Will include vitamin C tablets in my routine now. When our body and mind are healthy, we can function much better.

  5. MeenalSonal at 6:58 pm

    As a mother we have to run around for many chores and for that we need food at time and that too with right nutrients. I have breakfast and include fruits in my day too for giving my body complete nutrition plus I do not skip on my sleep though reading and writing sometimes take some time from sleep hours.

  6. Rakhi Jayashankar at 4:09 am

    A mother who takes care of herself is the best gift that you can give your child. You have given an exhaustive list of things that we could do to give it to your child

  7. Neha Sharma at 1:51 pm

    I started including VitC tablets in my routine after I got infected with Covid 19 and my doctor asked me to continue these to keep my immunity in check.

  8. Jyoti at 2:53 pm

    I loved this exhaustive list . We as mothers should definitely take care of ourselves . I have also .started including VitC tablets in my routine but sometimes i forgot to take it .

  9. Surbhi Prapanna at 6:35 pm

    These are great tips to maintain a good health for moms. I follow most of these in my routine life. eating right, regular exercise and stress management is key to stay healthy. and I feel every one should imbibe these practices in their daily routine.

  10. Hansa Kajaria at 7:45 am

    Being a mom is the toughest job we have taken up and to be able to be the best at it, we need to take good care of ourselves. I too take out my me time and my husband also makes sure I get tome for myself. Also reading and writing gives me a lot of inner peace.

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