Hey Moms! When was the last time you had some uninterrupted time that was just for you?! I bet you have to go back a long way to remember when you last did something for yourself and by yourself. However, without a little me time from time to time, it’s easy to get stressed or overwhelmed by the massive responsibilities of being a mother. Schedule make time for your husband, and kids how about scheduling a little “Me Time”?
Have a day out, on your own
Days out are fun, but spending hours getting everyone ready to go out the door aren’t! That is why on occasion you should treat yourself to a day on your own, or with your adult friends. You don’t need to venture far either, try exploring your local area, or visiting a local festival without the kids,
There are lots of activities that you can do on your day out without the little ones. You won’t even need to stuff your purse full of snacks and babies wipes for the trip either. Unless you are a really messy eater that is!
Pursue a lifelong dream
Another strategy that can help you to set aside some me time regularly is to pursue a long-held dream. After all, it is often the case that when we become mothers, our identity and autonomy can suffer, and what better way to reinforce this than by achieving a goal that we have wanted to complete for a long time?
Of course, the goal that you pick is entirely up to you. You may want to arrange a skydive, climb a mountain, or build a table entirely from scratch? Others may prefer to pursue a more cerebral activity such as studying for an MBA qualification. Something that you can not only fit around your family responsibilities by doing an online course but can provide the mental challenge that many mothers crave.
Dance the night (or at least an hour) away
Next, another great way to set some time aside just for yourself each week is to attend a dance class. Such classes can be fun, help with fitness & balance and are even gone for bone density!
There is also a vast range of styles and types of classes to choose as well. From more formal ballroom and salsa styles that run courses with a more social edge, to traditional gym-type dance classes like Zumba and Dancercize.
Lastly, for moms that wish to indulge their artistic urges, choosing and compiling a craft project can be the perfect way to secure some time for themselves. Of course, deciding what to create is the hard bit with their being so many options, tutorials, and even pre-prepared kits out there.
Just one word of warning here though! Try and pick your project not with the end result in mind, but by how much you will enjoy actually making it. This is because it is the process that will be using up your me time, and you wouldn’t want to waste it on an activity that you didn’t actually enjoy!