By: Christy Laverty
We mothers are a busy bunch.
We do a lot for a lot of people; children, spouses, partners, brothers, sisters and friends. BUT what do you do for yourself? I can bet not enough. We tend to put ourselves on the bottom of the priority list. It shouldn’t be that way but it is all too often the case.
So what is the fix? Well, there are small things we all can do every single day, things that don’t take a lot of time, effort or money but can have a real impact on your life. These things can change how you treat the most important person in your life….YOU!
I find this step is such a luxury when you have children. It is so hard to find time to actually sit in a quiet corner and open a book. It is a great opportunity to escape. It will nourish your soul and your spirit.
Or Tea…whatever suits you best. Everyone needs a little bit of time to reconnect with friends. Or just to reconnect with yourself. Stepping out of the house and away from the kids to sit and have coffee gives you a little peace and quiet. It will give you a chance to have a little down time and that is priceless
Treat yourself! This just feels great and will give you a few moments all to yourself. Really pamper yourself. You deserve it.
I love this one. I work late and get up early with the kids so by the time afternoon comes around I am fading fast. There is nothing more re-energizing than a little cat nap. Twenty minutes is often enough time to recharge my batteries. It is such a luxury.
Getting out for a walk does a few things for you; exercise for the mind, body and spirit. Walking is a great way to steal some time for yourself and you get some exercise too! It is another way to have some alone time.