Me Time Ideas for Moms because you deserve them!
Parenting is exhausting.
When your children are little, being a mom is physically exhausting.
There’s the lack of sleep. Then there’s the picking up, the holding, the rocking, and the soothing. Next comes the chasing, the wrestling, the wrangling, and the shepherding.
Once your children approach the teen years, being a mom becomes less physically exhausting but more emotionally exhausting.
There’s the outbursts, the tears, and the relationship woes.
Make no mistake, the emotional years are equally as exhausting as the early physical years.
Here’s what I need each and every mom to hear:
If you want to raise a healthy, happy family, you MUST protect your own health and happiness.
The first pillar of health and wellness is to Prioritize yourself (no it isn’t selfish).
Being healthy isn’t all about avoiding toxins and eating organic food. It needs to include caring for our mental well being as well.
You can not expect to fill your family’s cup when yours is empty.
I know the excuse you are thinking. I hear it all the time. You’re thinking: I don’t have enough time.
You know what you don’t have time for? A breakdown. An emotional explosion. A collapse.
Self care is actually an act of self love.
Remember, even God took the seventh day to rest.
Repeat after me: You are worthy of taking me time.
Me time doesn’t require a lot of time. Me time could be as simple as taking a 15 minute hot bath. Just long enough to reset and recharge. Just long enough to be able to think, Yes! I needed that.
Me Time Ideas for Moms
1. Read a Book
2. Listen to a Podcast
3. Color a Free Adult Coloring Page
4. Take a Bath
5. Dry Brush
7. Take a Walk
8. Take a Free Online Craft Course
9. Meditate (I love the short meditations from Headspace)
10. Dance to Your Favorite Song
11. Take a Nap
12. Indulge in a Favorite Cup of Tea
13. Go for a Scenic Drive
14. Light a Favorite Candle or Diffuse a Special Scent
15. Write a Letter
16. Start a Gratitude Journal
17. Go to the Library
18. Visit a Local Museum
19. Yoga (I like Yoga with Adrienne on YouTube)
20. Grocery Shop Online (I do this for ME and my mental health)
When it comes to self care and me time I have one last piece of advice: Don’t think. DO!