'Me Time' ideas for mothers
If you are reading this, you are probably a tired mother trying to scrape some time for yourself. While motherhood can be the most rewarding job, it leaves you tired to your bones. That's why it is important you make an effort to put some time aside for just yourself. Here are a few things you can do to rejuvenate yourself.
Make fitness a priority
Staying fit and healthy becomes even more important while caring for your baby. But mothers often lose sight of this extremely important activity. Make time in your busy schedule for some kind of workout. You can join Yoga classes, do Zumba, or do any other physical activity that suits you. You can also go to the gym if possible.
Start a hobby
Becoming a mother often leads you to forget about your likes and dislikes. You let go of your hobbies simply because other things start taking your time. Make a choice to go back to them- read, sing, play an instrument, do gardening, anything you like. When you do what you like, you become happier, resulting in higher energy levels and stress relief.
Pamper yourself, take a hot shower
Take time out to pamper yourself. Give the baby to your partner and go take a relaxing shower. On most days mothers hardly get enough time for a proper shower. But start scheduling at least one day in a week where you spend time soaking up in the tub, with all the aromatic candles and bath salts you can find. Doesn't that sound great?
Get some entertainment while your baby is asleep
With streaming services like Netflix available at the click of a button, there is never a dearth of good shows and movies to watch. Binge-watch your favorite show the next time your baby is asleep. Household chores can wait. If television is not your thing, plug in your earphones and listen to music- a known therapy to bust all that stress away.
Plan a date with your girlfriends
Many moms often forget to socialize after having kids. But human beings thrive on social contact and it is important to keep meeting the people you love. So, plan a date with all your girlfriends and relive memories from your school days, have a drink, or simply hang out. If possible, plan a short trip with them to get rid of all that fatigue.