As moms we take care of everyone except ourselves.
If you’re a busy mom, you need to schedule some “me” time everyday. And don’t think you’re selfish when you want take a little time just for you.
Take a moment and check out these 6 simple relaxation tips to help you get more “me” time:
1. Wake up early
With kids, the day begins fast. And it’s non-stop until bedtime. Waking up an hour early means peace and quiet to have that cup of coffee, exercise, or even meditate.
2. Stay connected with friends
As moms sometimes we put our own personal relationships on the back burner. Make an effort to reconnect with friends on a regular basis without the kids. Plan a lunch or dinner get-together at a coffee shop or restaurant.
For example, every 1st Saturday of the month, you get together with your friends for lunch at 12:00 pm. Schedule it on your calendar so everyone knows of your plans.
3. Ask for help
Get Dad to take care of the kids. Go shopping, visit the bookstore, or pick up that hobby you’ve been meaning to start for ages. The change of scenery and time away from the kids will recharge your batteries and you’ll be rejuvenated when you get back.
4. Be prepared
By doing a little bit of planning, you can spend more time in a relaxed state of mind and prevent burnout. Prepare lunches the night before. Select clothes for the next day. Have backpacks ready to go by the front door. The fewer things to do throughout the day, the calmer you’ll be with your family.
5. Take short exercise breaks
A little physical activity goes a long way toward helping you think clearly and deal with stress. It can be yoga, pilates, biking or walking. No matter what you choose, just take 10 minutes and start. You’ll feel better for it.
6. Laugh often
Keep a funny calendar on your desk, subscribe to a daily joke site or find a funny TV show on DVD. Laughing releases stress and can lift your spirits considerably.
As a mom, your family depends on you for so much. While you schedule all of your family’s activities, make sure you schedule some”me” time on your to-do list everyday.
By giving yourself priority, you’ll keep your energy levels up and prevent burnout. It’s a win-win for you and your family.