Everybody needs a break now and then, especially moms! “Me” time is needed so you don’t neglect yourself. Every mom knows it’s hard to get any time alone. The minute you get on the phone, you have an audience demanding your attention. Forget going to the bathroom in peace, they come banging on your door! It can be overwhelming. No one can function well 24/7. You need a break!
Balance is a hard thing to find in the day of a mom. With the kids activities, school, work and a spouse who doesn’t want to be neglected either, how do you fit in time for yourself? You schedule it just like everything else!
Wake up a few minutes early and start your morning with a prayer of thanks and a request for guidance. Unburden your problems, concerns and thoughts in prayer. This will help you release a lot of tension you don’t realize you carry with you all day!
Take time to take care of yourself. Make sure you get in some exercise and focus on eating well. Eating the kids leftovers is not a good balanced meal for you! Make time for a hobby you enjoy whether it’s reading, gardening, scrapbooking or whatever it is that interests you.
Moms are the heart of the home and are often taken for granted. Don’t allow this. You are an important part of the family and you deserve equal time without any guilt!
I’m not talking about a 5 day spa vacation, I’m talking about 20 minutes everyday for you time. You need this to avoid exhaustion, physically and mentally. Don’t forget to have fun. Laughing makes you feel better and releases stress.
What do you look forward to everyday? Anything? Or are you just trying to make it through the day? Emotional fatigue will overtake you if you don’t stop the roller coaster of overextending and neglecting yourself.
Becoming a mother does not mean giving up your identity. Don’t lose yourself in motherhood instead make motherhood a part of who you are. This is the key to well adjusted kids and a happier you.
Your spiritual and emotional well being is important to your family. So take time to nurture yourself!