Guest Post: Mums – how to have “me time”

January 13, 2015 Off By Laura TMOT
Being a mother is a difficult job; in fact it was found that mums get just 17 minutes a day of ‘me time’ and still take on 78% of the household chores. Being a mum means making time for yourself isn’t at the top of your priority list anymore, with children running around, a house to clean and a job to maintain – it can be a really stressful time. However, having some ‘me time’ is just as important as it will help you remain calm and relaxed, it also helps you sleep better at night and can improve your relationships. It is crucial that you do not lose sight of yourself; with this in mind, here are some tips on how to ensure you make some ‘me time’ for yourself.

Meditation

Believe it or not many mothers choose to partake in some meditation as it is great for combating stress and allows you to connect with yourself; after a busy morning with your kids, a bit of meditating can go a long way.

Visit the library

Many of us enjoy the occasional book, so take yourself off to the library one afternoon and soak yourself in a fictional world. This is a great relaxation technique.

Take a class

Have you always wanted to learn to cook Chinese? Now is your chance! Enrol into a local class and allow yourself to enjoy doing something that you have always wanted to do.

Bath don’t shower

Baths are known to be relaxing and they generally take a little longer than a shower. So, take yourself off for a bubble bath and use that time to relax, maybe put some music on and enjoy the time to yourself.

Walk don’t drive

If you can, walk to work or to the shops as this allows you time to think without having to concentrate on the road. You can also plug in your headphones and belt out your favourite songs – this is the perfect ‘me time’ solution.

Buy yourself presents

It is important to buy yourself a little present every now and again; it doesn’t have to be expensive or anything big. Sometimes a bunch of flowers from SerenataFlowers.com can be all it takes or that little top you have wanted for ages. You work hard, you deserve a treat!

Being a mum is the best job in the world but it can also be the hardest, so it is important that you keep these hints in mind and have your ‘me time’.