Being a mum is a tiring job, you can take that from a self-proclaimed expert, but any mum will tell you the same thing. Don’t get me wrong we wouldn’t trade it for the world but motherhood isn’t all glamorous and picturesque.
And most importantly there’s nothing wrong with that! Films and the media, in general, have a very out-dated view of motherhood – yes it can be fun and exciting but on the flip side it can also be utterly tiring and difficult. So what does that have to do with anything you ask?
Simple it’s important that mum’s today take time out for themselves and have some me-time, no matter how old your child or children are, mums need a break now and again. The first hurdle you need to overcome is to not feel guilty about it, it will be hard at first but trust me it will be worth it.
The Importance of Me Time for Mums
Motherhood means you’ll be very busy but that doesn’t mean you can’t make time for yourself, whether it’s just sitting down to enjoy a cup of coffee for 20 minutes or enjoying some peace and quiet. And no taking time out to do some cleaning or other chores doesn’t count as me time.
The thing with motherhood is that you get used to the routine and spending all day on your feet and you can even end up feeling guilty about wanting to take some me time. If that sounds familiar then stop right now and take a break and perhaps give yourself a little treat.
Whether it’s ordering yourself some luxurious coffee beans from the likes of Coffee Gram if you’re a coffee lover, or getting yourself a new book or magazine, or simply just sitting back and relaxing for a while. I’d recommend at least half an hour a day but don’t feel guilty if you want to take a little longer.
Motherhood is different for everyone and taking some me time isn’t just a way to relax and forget your troubles it will help you be more efficient and happy throughout the day as well. By starting the day off with a little me time with a cup of coffee and some peace and quiet you’ll be starting your day off on that all so important right note.
This will help you focus and plan out your day and it’s a great way to clear your head and it’s not just me saying this either. The importance of making some time for yourself during motherhood is backed up by plenty of experts who all say the same thing. There’s plenty of ways to enjoy a little me time but let’s take a look at some of my favourites.
How to Enjoy A Little Me Time
There is plenty of ways you can enjoy a little me time during motherhood a nice cup of coffee in the morning or a short walk through your neighbourhood are just two of the great things that you can do. So if you’re looking for a few ideas let me help. You can enjoy:
- Relaxing with a cup of coffee
- A peaceful walk, bike ride or even a peaceful drive
- Dinner with friends
- Enjoying some peace and quiet
- Get yourself a good book or magazine
- Go shopping and treat yourself
- Treat yourself to a relaxing massage
- Have a nice relaxing bath
- Having a blank page day
- Whatever else tickles your fancy – here’s a list of 30 more things you can do during child-free time!
And that’s just a small sample of ideas for some me time I’m sure you can think of plenty more! No matter how you choose to spend it, make sure to relax and free your mind of worry without feeling guilty about it!
Being a mum is a full-time job and an experience I wouldn’t trade for the world but even mum needs a little time to herself now and again!
When was the last time you had some me time as a mum? Is it time you made some me happen? Or perhaps you’re dreaming of some me time as you read this? Do share in a comment below. And if you enjoyed reading this post check out 5 tips to have a relaxing weekend.
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