7 ways mothers can get some me-time for themselves

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Having a child can be life-altering for a mother. With so much on your plate, you might lose yourself along the way. Spend some quality time alone and never get bored of the monotonous family life.

  • Pen it down

After tucking your kids in bed, write. A poem, a journal, or just a blog entry, just jot down whatever hovers in your mind. This will sift aside the deepest of emotions and help you connect with your inner self.

  • Anytime is nap-time

Being a mother is a real job! Send your kids off to school and take a nap. Don’t slouch on the couch. Jump on your bed, go under the sheets and take a deep, well-deserved nap. This will keep you energetic through the rest of the day.

  • Yoga like a Yoda

Yoga not only keeps you fit, but calms you down as well. Tame the stress by doing yoga for just 15 minutes a day and you will be able to tackle the tantrums, with ease.

  • Have a play date!

Call up your old buddies and plan a fun-filled day of bowling, miniature golf, tennis or whatever floats your boat.

  • Put on a pretty face

While your kid is completing the day’s homework, give your skin the TLC it deserves. As your face pack works its magic, watch your favorite TV series with a pack of your favorite organic freeze dried snacks, Frubites. Spend some time pampering it and your skin will glow with happiness.

  • Hide in your happy place 

Your kid might be nagging you on top of their voice. If it gets on your nerves, just close your eyes, zone out and imagine yourself in your “Happy place”. This works like magic to calm you down.

  • Go MIA

Get some distance from everyone and just be with yourself, to get a better perspective of things. Switch off your phone, sit by a lake or walk into a bookstore and enjoy your own company. The moment you realize that you are the only one who can make you happy, life becomes easier to handle.

 

In the daily hustles of family life, there is one person who gets ignored. You. Simple moments of “me” in between the big events can help you through the long, demanding journey that parenthood is.

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