Finding Me Time is a challenge for all Moms (work outside the home, work at home, stay at home – whatever!). Here are 10 Tips to help in Finding Me Time (and I will be completely transparent try as I may I just have not been able to do #10 yet!)…
Finding Me Time
Listening to music can change your day. It can calm you down or make you feel more energetic.
I often stretch at the park while my kids play. Yes, I’m that Mom doing arm stretches and core twists at the bottom of the slide.
While I started writing my book, I declared Thursday nights MY nights. My husband was in charge of childcare and I had the night off to write.
My every night Me Time is my hot shower followed by some lotion to my shoulders (’cause I carry all my stress in my shoulders).
Yes, I text certain friends almost every day. It’s an easy way to stay in touch, send out a life line, share a giggle.
Read a book. That says it all.
Give yourself permission to hire a sitter – that’s a tough one but so needed. It’s hard to justify a sitter’s pay if you only want to get your hair done, go to the doctor’s office, run an errand – you could certainly do those with kids. But sometimes…it saves your sanity by going it alone.
Walk instead of drive (I love that). Taking my son to pre-school – I could have driven everyday. But that walk home was so peaceful.
I wait minutes upon minutes at the orthodontist office every month – why not indulge in my favourite magazine?!
Oh that dreaded #10. I’ve heard so many Moms do it. And so many of them cheer-lead how good it is. I have thought about it…planned for it…tried…however, I just cannot get up an hour before my kids for me time. However, I have heard how great that hour-by-yourself is for getting organized, writing, working out, meditating…or spending me time whatever way works for you.