Being a mum is the best thing in the world. Having two little people who rely on me fully and who love me unconditionally, makes me so thankful that I get to experience motherhood in all its entirety. However, it can be so easy to blend into the background. As a mums priority, we always make sure everyone is happy around us, if they are, then we are. But sometimes we forget that in order to look after everyone else we need to look after ourselves also! I hit the ground running most days and really need to take a little time out now and then to recharge the batteries and practise self care.
Making Time For Me
I for one am so guilty of not making time for myself. We homeschool our boys which was our choice and one that we are very happy with, but it does mean that our kids are at home throughout the day. I also work from home, so our weeks are always very busy! By the time Friday comes around I am so ready for it. So this is why I have made a little space in my planner each week to have a little ‘me time’. Just a few hours where I can enjoy something that I like to do and here are a few suggestions if like me you could do with a little time off.
Get A Hobby
One of my main hobbies is photography. There is nothing I love more than wrapping up warm and going for a nice countryside walk. I take my mp3 player loaded with all of my favourite tracks and my DSLR over my shoulder. There are so many photo opportunities along the way, it’s awesome. I also love snapping away at the kids as they play, capturing memories with the press of a button and then mounting them on my photo wall for all to see.
I have also started to learn crocheting and really enjoying just having the odd half an hour with the hooks and making something fun.
A hobby is a good place to start for you to take a break and enjoy some time to yourself.
A Bit Of Pampering
Pampering always lifts the spirits in my opinion! Perhaps you are used to painting your own nails, you could maybe consider going for a manicure and have them done professionally.
Enjoy a couple of hours at the hairdressers, treat yourself to a new style or a colour and enjoy the chit chat with the other ladies whilst there.
I have been dreaming of a spa break for ages now so this is one to tick off my to-do list. It would be so nice just to switch off for one day and relax. The thought of having wonderful treatments to choose from and winding down with a massage just sounds like heaven.
Watch Something You Love
This could be sitting on the sofa howling out the words to Dirty Dancing or going to watch the latest movie at the cinema by yourself. Both give you the chance to chill out and watch something that you enjoy. At this time of year I like to grab some time to watch Christmas films. Home Alone is my all time favourite and now my kids love it just as much as me!
Are you guilty of not making time for yourself? Then put the kettle on and have a well-deserved break.
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