Being a mother is a wonderful, unique experience, and a job that entails everything under the sun- but it always stems from a place of love and genuine sacrifice. Being a mother also means that you hardly ever have time for yourself. It’s easy to get caught up in the children's routine, which more often than not, takes up all your time and energy. Regardless of whether you have a job on the side or not, being a mother truly is a full time job that takes every last moment and effort out of you. So is there a way for you to just take a moment for yourself to unwind? There really is, all you have to do is make sure that you make it as much a part of your routine as everything else. If you don’t take care of yourself, sooner or later you’re going to burn out and not be able to take care of your children up to the standards that they deserve. You owe it to them and yourself to have a time out. So let’s look over a couple of ideas that you can take on to become more relaxed.
Instead of rushing to get the kids and yourself dressed and fed every morning, get everyone up between half an hour to an hour earlier and implement some yoga
for the whole family. It may seem difficult at first, but it will become as normal as breathing, while teaching you how to take a moment to breathe! You could also do this on your own, although it’s encouraged to get everyone involved; when everyone learns to slow down and calm down, it does wonders for your relaxation as well.
It’s not easy for most mothers to have the time or money to have a spa day to pamper themselves, which isn’t fair at all! The good news is, you can actually factor in spa elements into your day, at least once or twice a week. Invest in things like scented candles and body scrubs and go a step further and pamper yourself and get a foot spa! There is a whole bunch of them in the market, though, so be sure to do some research and look at reliable reviews before you decide on which one to buy so that you can guarantee that you get a quality spa that will be simple and easy to use
, as well as last with you for long.
Something that’s yours
Having a hobby that is only yours will have more of a relaxing effect on you than you can ever imagine. It’s understood that as a mother, your priority is to give to your family and children, but that doesn’t mean you lose yourself in the process. Finding something that appeals to you will do wonders. Look into gardening, take a course online, take art classes, look up different ways that you can freelance according to your strengths; the possibilities really are endless if you just look into what it is you love or what you would like to learn.
Easier than you think
It may seem daunting and even impossible to think of relaxing at all, with all of the madness happening around you. There’s so much to do in such little time. But if you commit to ensuring that you put aside a certain amount of time for yourself throughout the day, you’ll find that there really is time for yourself to relax as well as get things done, just for you! You’ll be amazed at how much difference the sensation of being relaxed will make in your own well being, and in how much more you get done for yourself and your family. If you’re not well taken care of and relaxed, you will only be able to do so much for the family.