Why is me time important?
- A chance to spend quality time.
- Get some rest.
- Improve skills.
- Getting closer to your husband.
Tips and tricks to get a break at home
1- Practice a hobby at home
Even if before motherhood your hobby used to be swimming in the ocean, hiking, or mountain climbing, you might not always get the chance to practice them. But you can, however, do something you enjoy such as painting, playing the piano, and embroidering. 30 minutes a day, away from your tasks as a mom is all you need to practice a hobby and get a break.
2- Teach your kid to be independent
Don’t carry your baby around all day, and don’t do everything for your children, let your child be independent at an early age, and encourage them to do chores alone. This will allow you to relax and recharge your energy.
3- Adjust your sleep schedule
We know you are exhausted, and you want to go to bed at when your children do but try to adjust this and make sure you have at least one hour at the end of the day where you can have quality time with your husband or to watch your favorite series. This is essential for you to resume your mom activities fully charged the next day.
4- Time management is key
Identify the things that drain your hours and minutes, such as your phone and social media, and set a designated time to spend on them that doesn’t exceed an hour a day. Write down your tasks, daily and weekly tasks. When you become organized you will find a lot of extra time that you can use positively.
5- Get up and move
Add work out at home to your daily schedule, or to walk in your backyard will positively affect both your mental and physical health. It is also a perfect excuse to get a break for yourself.
6- Look for a support system
We know you are strong and can do a lot but even a super mama needs help. Find a support system that allows you to find some free time to get some rest or to do what you like. Cut a deal with one of your friends, ask her to watch your kids one hour a week to have some me time, and you can do her the same favor. Or hire a nanny on a part-time or full-time basis, and ask for the help of your family or your husband. As long as you don’t do everything yourself and suffer burnout.
7- Use time savings tricks
Prepare meals for the whole week on weekends and freeze them. Ask your husband to take the kids to the park or the supermarket, while you cook. Use time-saving gadgets such as the electric pressure cooker, air fryer, or vegetable cutter. And don’t forget online shopping is your best friend, don’t waste time in busy malls and stores and shop online to save time and effort.
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