This Is Your Time

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Hi Mama, I don’t think I’m the only one who feels overwhelmed during the holidays. It seemed so chaotic ever since Thanksgiving started and then going into Christmas. The kids were home from school for two weeks, and it has been one meltdown after another, and I think embarrassingly enough that McDonalds and Chick-Fil-A know me by name. LOL.

So how can we moms take time for ourselves at least once a week? Whether its a pedicure at our favorite spot or a bath with our favorite bath bomb after the kids are in bed. Sometimes I get so desperate that when my husband comes home from work, the first thing I do is get in my car and drive around the corner to pray or have a breather.

I literally won’t do ANYTHING! I know I need a break. But we don’t want to get to that point where we snap and say “I’m leaving the kids are yours I need time alone!” I have been there! Haven’t you? So schedule one day out of the week where you can get alone and hit the reset button. Here are some tips or ideas.

  • Go to the Gym
  • Read a book
  • Go to the movies
  • Go to the beach
  • Get some coffee
  • Go on a Hike
  • Take a bubble bath
  • Get a Mani/Pedi
  • Go on an overnight trip somewhere close
  • Get an adult coloring book and color
  • Find a women’s bible study

Don’t feel guilty because our kids need us to be present with them.   Taking care of ourselves is so important because our children need us to be present and available to them regularly.  We can’t do that if we are running on empty all the time.

Do not feel guilty for taking this time for yourself because we are humans too, not robots.  Trust me you will feel a big difference, and once I started making time for myself, my kids even said to me, “wow mommy you seem happier.”  And I was happier, ready to be a mom again and enjoy my children and not think that my kids were a burden.

So I challenge you to take time for yourself every week.  If you would please leave in the comments anything you tried or did and how you felt and if you are feeling like yourself again.  You got this!

 

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  1. Christina Lynn
    January 9, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    So good and true! I shared this on my twitter feed.

  2. Melissa Kikawa
    January 29, 2019 at 12:42 am

    I have so struggled with this and finding the “me” I was before my son. But that me doesn’t exist anymore, I am a Mom and will always be. (And I wanted to be a Mom and knew this would change my life) But I am trying to take back and not feel guilty about enjoying those things I did so freely prior to becoming a Mom. I am reading now nightly in bed, just fun books or recommendations that friends have suggested. I am starting to go to yoga regularly and loving it. I usually go to an 8:30pm class because, homework, dinner, bath and bedtime have been done by then. I’m just trying to get these things in now in the spaces I can find.

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