Hats off to we moms who are on the job 24 X 7 365 days!!! We do everything and more for kids and family. Since morning 6 AM to midnight or beyond, we are constantly working – cooking, getting kids ready for school, their studies, hubby care, child care, home care and any ad-hoc care. Some of us are probably working women on top of it.
I am sure we all have played multiple roles – Mom, Wife, Friend, Nurse, Helper, Cleaner, Chef, Teacher, Working Professional and many more.
Don’t you feel exhausted? Rather, can we afford to feel exhausted? Yes yes, we surely need to take a breather and just relax. We truly really completely deserve dedicated Me-Time!! Me-Time is nothing but Take Time Out for yourself.
We all agree that for strong bonding, we all need to spend Quality Family Time. Just like that all concerned parties at home also need to nod their heads in agreement about Mom’s requirement of Me-Time! You love your Mom who devotes her life, sweat, blood for you. The best gift, a Mom can get from her family is constant support, encouragement and some precious Me-Time every day or at least every week.
As moms, we should ditch that guilt that comes when you try to spend some time ONLY ON YOURSELF. It’s perfectly okay to say this once in a while:
How Me-Time does wonders for the entire family?
Me-Time offers that much needed distraction to mom from all her worries, daily routine and errands. She gets time to relax and enjoy some moments of her own. Of course, that makes her Happy! Happy Mom means Happy Family 🙂
Mom needs to remain hale and hearty since she carries the well-being of entire family on her shoulders. She could get some health issues due to stress like hormonal imbalance, body pain or fatigue. Me-Time gives time for her to concentrate and work on concern areas of her own health. She can go to gym, she can go for walks and get healthier.
Let her get some sleep or let her do her favorite things and she will come back sharper mind and with renewed zeal to resolve your doubts, your issues.
All work and no play can make Mom dull. She has to go out, meet her peers, learn new skills and she has to keep updated with the latest information, latest technology. Updated Mom is someone who can relate more to her kids, their lingo, their feelings and their world.
Smarter, Prettier Mom
Moms are always smart and pretty. But a new haircut or rejuvenating facial will give them not only a new look but new confidence to face daily chores head on. If you look good, you do feel good! One appointment a month to salon works wonders for moms.
How to steal some Me-Time?
Get up a bit early in the morning and spend some time on yourself by taking a morning walk, going to gym etc.
When Kids and Hubby are out of office, read a book or watch your favourite movie or simply take a beauty nap.
Go for shopping alone! Kids can be with hubby and you can go and do shopping even if it is grocery shopping.
Meet like-minded friends and spend time with them.
Enrol for some course, learn a new skill.
Make pamper-me appointments and visit spa, salons.
Work out an arrangement with fellow moms and spend some time on yourself while they take care of your kids and vice-versa.
We should not forget one thing though! Just like moms need me-time, Dads need alone-time too. Ensure that Dads also relax, spend some time on themselves. Also, indulge in some We-Time where only hubby and wife spend some quality time together.
What do you do to get some Me-Time? How you spend it? Do share 🙂
Note: I wrote this article first for theAsianparent – leading parenting magazine in Singapore. Link to the original article is here. Love our blog? Drop a line on RainbowDiariesWorld@gmail.com to collaborate with us for your products and services or Click here to get in touch with us.