When was the last time you had an alone time to do the things you used to love before having kids? Our society puts a lot of pressure on moms and mother figures to focus on caring for a child, that’s why most of us feel the ‘mom guilt’ when they do things that don’t involve their kids.
We know that there’s nothing more fulfilling than seeing your kids healthy and happy, but what about your own happiness? Your interests, your hobbies, are you still able to do them? If yes, great! If not, read on to learn how.
Why Is Me Time Important?
Your job as a mom and a mother figure is the toughest. And it is just necessary to find time to rest and do the things that interest you. Having a me-time does not only allow your body to rest, but it also helps stabilize your mental health and overall being.
Think about it. How can you take care of your kids and home if you are not a hundred percent okay? Remember, your kids watch you every day and they want to see their moms happy.
There’s no denying that it’s tough to be a mom, a wife, a friend, and a career woman all that the same time, so we’ve rounded up a few hacks on how to have me time.
1. While Your Baby Is Sleeping
Take this opportunity to extend your shower time and turn it into a mini spa moment. Light up your scented candles, drop some bath bombs and even have a glass of champagne.
2. While Your Kid is at School
It’s your chance to grab a cup of coffee while reading your favorite book. If you prefer to stay at home, you can redecorate your home or try to tidy up your closet. Anything that sparks joy.
3. While At The Salon
Congratulations on being able to book an appointment. Now, take this chance to multitask! You can write a journal, read a book, listen to music or chat with your stylist while getting your nails and hair done.
4. While Doing The Laundry
Time to watch a movie or your favorite series while the clothes are spinning. You can even do light workouts or even yoga.
5. Walk The Dog
It’s the perfect time to just feel the breeze and clear your mind. Take extra rounds to grab a cup of coffee even ice cream while listening to the songs you love while walking your canine BFF.
6. Schedule A Day Out
Communication plays an important role in every relationship. Talk with your partner and schedule a brunch, shopping date, or a night out with your friends. It’s always healthy to reconnect with other people outside your home.
Our motherhood journey isn’t always the same. There are always ups and downs, peaks and valleys, but no matter what, take the time to care for yourself so you be at your best in taking care of your family.
Do you have a hack you’d like to share with other moms and mother figures? Comment below and don’t forget to connect with us on social @shapermint!