Me time for busy moms doesn’t come easy by any stretch. For the longest time, I never had any me time. I wouldn’t suggest excluding yourself from me time for busy moms, because you end up losing part of who you are when you allow that to occur. I finally realized I desperately needed me time when my first couple of kids got older, and moved on with their lives. Suddenly, I was looking at free time with which I had empty hours along with an empty feeling. That empty feeling passed after I implemented some of the following ways to get some much needed me time back into my life.
Some of the best “me time” I’ve had involved doing nothing but staring out a window or sleeping. Taking a nap is a great way to renew yourself with some down time. Have you ever just sat on your front porch on a nice day to see whatever you see? I love the feeling of my body ceasing to move then commencing on thinking of nothing. For me it’s the perfect way to regain my composure and peace of mind.
For me, exercising makes all of the difference between a good day or a bad day. When I didn’t take time to do any exercise, I found myself more unhappy, impatient, scattered and less able to handle stress well. Once I re-established my exercise routine I felt much better as I went about my daily grind. I’m big on running, but find a suitable exercise you feel good about doing regularly.
I have a passion for aromatherapy, but never really did much with it, or even had time to lift anything to my nose to smell it. Smelling aromas which are pleasant to me makes a paramount difference in how I approach and feel during the day and my attitude as I move through it. After realizing that this could be a great way to get my own “me time”, I set out to find some good wholesale prices on some of my favorite essential oils, and purchased them. Once they were delivered, I began mixing these to create my own unique scent I now call “Magic” and “Magic Man”. One for each gender. It’s been a great way for me to execute my sense of creativity and essential oil business at the same time.
Connect with Your Pet
If it weren’t for my dog, I don’t know what I’d do. She was instrumental in helping me get re-acclimated to my own love for animals and their unconditional love. I had spent so much time on my kids, the dog was on the back burner pretty much all of the time. However, reconnecting with my love for her and the activities I could do with her, including long walks, or runs, or just cuddle time really helped to give me a satisfying sense of “me time” well spent. If you don’t already have a pet, perhaps consider the possibility of acquiring one.
Source: Personal experience