How to create a nurturing nightly routine (even when you don't have time)

After spending your day taking care of the needs of others, it can feel nearly impossible to find the time to take care of yourself.

The problem is that if you don’t take care of yourself, it’s impossible to take care of others properly.

Looking after tiny humans can be downright exhausting. There are constant demands, and unlike other jobs, you never really know if you are doing it right. We all know we need to take the time to care for ourselves, but it’s often much easier said than done. Life usually doesn’t allow for an hour-long bubble bath or restorative yoga class every night.
The easiest way to ensure you are constantly taking care of yourself is to add little bursts of mindfulness into every evening instead of waiting until you have an entire night to yourself.
 
Adding self-care into your evening routine doesn’t need to take a lot of time. By weaving just a few simple mindful activities below into your evening routines, you will be able to end each day feeling rested and connected to your body, mind and soul.
  • Start before the kids go to bed. Practice being mindful during dinner and bedtime routines. Make it a no phone zone, and take care to enjoy and really taste your food at dinner. Enjoy the warm water at bath time, and linger in the cuddles during bedtime stories.
  • As soon as the kids are in bed, take time for a candlelit shower (I swear adding a candle makes all the difference) or enjoy the ritual of washing and moisturizing your face before you are too tired.
  • Do a quick yoga routine to release any physical tension from the day and connect to your body. Five minutes daily is better than an hour once a week. Try out our heart opening sequence that can be done before you are called away to tuck in some teeny feet (again).
  • Meditate with your mala beads. Focus on your intention and allow the meditation to calm your breath, quiet your mind and ground you in the present moment.
  • Relax with a glass of wine or a cup of tea. Catch up with your partner, watch a favourite show or get lost in a book beside the fire.
  • Write out tomorrow's to-do list so you can go to bed without lingering thoughts about tasks to be completed.
Check out our mala beads and gemstone intentions bracelets made with the best stones for motherhood, that we use to stay reminded of the desire to be present, intentional and nourished.


⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑

"This mala is absolutely gorgeous and would make any mama feel powerful. The onyx is so strong and grounding, the sandalwood smells lovely, and I love that there is a little bit of rose quartz too! It’s nice to hold in your hand when you need to ground or calm down, and when you wear it, you feel like you can tackle anything! "

-Logan K | Superhero Mama Mala

Enhance your mindfulness practice

Enjoy a fulfilling meditation practice with our mala beads, handmade with healing gemstones to hold the energy of your intentions.
find your match
Meditation jewelry made with healing crystals to help you live a more mindful and intentional life with the people you love.
Sun Icon - Free Shipping
Free Shipping

All orders are shipped for free within Canada and the United States - no code required.

Hand Icon - Mama Malas is woman owned
Woman Owned and Run

Since we launched in 2013 Mama Malas has been run by a small team of strong, dedicated women who pour their hearts into every aspect of the business.

moon icon- easy returns
Easy Returns

We believe in quick and easy returns, and will repair any mala that breaks within 6 months of purchase for free.

Sign up and save 10% on your first order

*Plus get access to shop sales 24hrs before they go live, and be the first to know about new arrivals.