How to take small moments for yourself as a mom?
Since it comes with loads of blessings coupled with joy, motherhood is a task on its own. Depending on individuals, some view it as a challenge, while others take it as an experience that they ought to learn through. The question is, how do you consider it?
Many times when a woman gives birth to her first, second, or third child, she always tends to shift her attention to her children. She then forgets totally about her husband and even herself. She no longer has the time to go to the salon, do her manicure, or even working out. This has led to some men also shifting their attention from the same wives and then look for other young girls out there.
There are so many women out there who wonder how one can be a mother, a wife, and probably a career woman since the former can’t just find time for themselves. As a mom, you should know that you deserve to have some small moments for yourself as a mom because it’s imperative.
The following are some of the little ways you can make small moments for yourself.
Wake up early – and be the early bird
The early bird, as they say, catches the worm. When you wake up early before every other person in your house and take some time to spend alone, it will help you relax and help you begin your day with some positive energy and ambition.
Many people find their mornings very hectic because they tend to rush things, with their minds unsettled, thinking about the tasks that haven’t been completed and how they’re going to be completed. But when your mind is settled, your body is also settled, and that way, you avoid unnecessary stress.
Asf for a helping hand
Moms, who told you to do everything by yourself? It’s not all the time that you have to do everything. Even when you’re on a tight budget, you can always find options to get help. You can ask a trusted friend to help you with the household chores or watch over your kids as you take the time and have a nap, take a shower, or relax with a novel, and of course, you will return the favor. This is also the time to grab that makeup kit, give yourself a treat, and don’t forget to apply the world’s best lip balm.
Take a walk
One other way to make small moments for yourself as a mom is by taking a walk. You and I will agree to the fact that it’s straightforward to get wrapped up at home. Depending on your schedule, you can take a walk either during the day or in the evening just yourself or with your kids, and this will go a long way towards helping you relax your mind and burn down the excess fat leaving you fit.
Come up with a goal to better yourself
Yes, you heard me right. As a woman, you have your life to live, and that means you also have personal goals you wish/want to accomplish. Imagine this; you are always doing for others.
You are continually helping members of your family actualize their dreams, and it’s also imperative that you do something to better your life too. You can do this by maximizing your hobbies or identifying some of the activities you used to do before you got babies and jumped on them.
Visit a spa
Spas do not always help solve problems, but they sure help you relax and manage stress. And, they are generally not expensive that much, some are very pocket friendly. After the spa, you will experience the utmost relaxation, which will be fun and worth the money you spent.
Last but not least, do not forget that you met him and loved him first before the babies came. You can talk about the expectations you both had before the babies’ arrival so that you will always be reading from the same script. You can also send the kids for sleepovers at granny’s place just for you two to have that quality time-remember; it’s essential for you as a mom.
Remember always to make yourself a priority-it’s vital.