Making Time For Yourself As A Mother

Thursday, August 31, 2017

"Why do women always put ourselves last? You think you're doing the selfless thing by putting everyone else first, you're actually sabotaging all your efforts by refusing to take time to fill your tank. You can't draw water from an empty well."  Emily Ley 

  I will be the first one to admit I don't spend as much time on me as I need too. I know this and reading this book Grace, Not Perfection really helped me understand that I do need to step back and take some time for me.I am a mother, I work full time, my husband works crazy hours including nights but you know what I still need to do things for me and only me. So what if someone has to watch Charlee for a hour for me to go get a pedicure or shopping. 

  When I became a mom I promised myself that I would not forget about myself but that quickly vanished when it came down to everyday life. I worked, I cooked, I cleaned, and by the end of everything I was to darn tired to do anything else for me. Part of me felt guilty that I worked so hard for this baby how could I not spend every hour of every day with her. But what I soon realized that one or two hours a week wasn't going to change the way that this sweet angel looked at me. I'm still her mommy and I will still do everything I can to protect and love her. One hour with her spending time with her grandma or friends wasn't going to do anything. That was one hour that I got to decompress, remove stress, and miss the stew out of her. Which makes coming home that much better for the both of us. She missed me and I missed her but most importantly I cleared my head where I can be a better mother to her. 

  There are simple things that you can do at home to relax and have time for yourself. Take a bubble bath, read a book, have a glass of wine while watching your favorite reality tv show, and the list goes on. Just spend time with yourself. Your partner and child will be fine for one or two hours. 

How do you spend your time to yourself?

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