Life of an all-around mom leaves little room for free time.
Running from practice to practice, game to game.
College move in day.
The list goes on and on……
Amidst the chaos, it is important to make time for yourself.
Easier said than done!
You will be amazed at what 15 minutes—not long at all—of self-time can do for your soul!
3 SIMPLE IDEAS FOR ME-TIME
- Take a short walk in your local park. The whistling of the birds is soothing to the soul. Use this time as exercise or reflection time or simply self-time or a combination of these.
- Take a hot bath. The past months of my life have been especially trying and busy. However, almost daily I come home and run a hot bath just to have 15-30 minutes to zone out alone. I usually add ¼ cup of Epsom Salt and 10 drops of lavender essential oil to my bath. This combination draws out toxins and aids in relaxation.
This combination draws out toxins and aid in relaxation. Often I light a candle. I always take this time to read a book. That is my escape!
- Have a Netflix marathon! I caught myself doing this about 2 weeks ago, watching 15 episodes in a row of Lost.
The key is to do something that doesn’t require your brain to think too deeply. And to do something for YOU! Your kids need you to be strong and on top of the world for them. That means you must take care of you! Grab that self-time every chance you can get it. It will only make you a better mom!
All the best,
Song of Sapelo Sunset
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