In the mind-bogglingly busy world of the 21st century, there’s been a rapid growth in the number of mothers taking annual ‘mom-cations’ – a vacation to themselves, where they have an extended period of me-time. Moms are increasingly understanding the need for them to take time to themselves in order to rest and recharge their batteries
A recent trend, popularized by social media, is the “mom-cation,” a short vacation where moms travel together or solo without their partners or children. While a “mom-cation” can be a fun trip for moms, psychologists are now suggesting that moms traveling alone can improve family relationships and family life as a whole.
Having time to yourself is absolutely essential in order to take a break from the stress and pressure of modern life. Between running the kids to school, making sure they’re fed, and doing the laundry, being a mom is a full-time job. If you don’t get some space away from it, you’ll end up feeling burnt up and worn out.
It is great to have a few days for yourself, not to worry about whether your children have eaten or they have finished their homework! Maybe traveling a few days with close friends.
However, not all moms are lucky enough to have free time or extra money to arrange a long trip for themselves. If this is the case, here are four ways to help you rest throughout your daily life!
1. Every morning spend 1-2 hours for yourself.
I usually wake up 2 hours early when my husband and children are still sleeping. During that time I read and took care of my skin. You might be too 🙂
2. Give yourself one morning each week;
All mothers know that the weekend is basically non-existent for them. Between jobs, taking children out, and being a parent administrator, mothers don’t spend much time on themselves on Saturdays and Sundays. That’s why you should give yourself at least one morning every week to breathe and relax a little. Maybe you can even go back to bed after you leave the kids at school!
3. Take a day off each month;
Following from the point above, try to rest at least one day each month to focus entirely on whatever you want to do; shop for yourself, go to a quiet place with only you, meet and chat with close friends. You can leave your childcare job to your spouse, one day probably not too hard. Life is too short to not enjoy yourself. Don’t let it get past you in an endless sea of errands, errands and ‘what do I do next?’ Psychologically like so many others do. Instead, take the time to truly live your life.
4. Spread out the household chores;
– Although it may seem like a multitude of work to be done every day, to be assured, you should try and give yourself days without them. You can focus all of them just a few days a week, or do less. For example, only clean the house on a certain day of the week. Thanks for the help, share from your partner.
If you feel tired, tired and be a mother. Try it for yourself and see what kind of difference it can make in your life!