When was the last time you had “me-time” and how did you spend that time?
To be honest it’s really not often that I get to have “me-time”! Over the day I’ll try to squeeze in a few moments here and there where I get to do something for me (put makeup on, make a cuppa, watch something on telly I feel like watching) but those moments are few and far between! When the girls go down for their day nap that’s when I have a chance to catch my breath again.
Every few weeks I like to try to go shopping on my own, just having that time out is amazing!! I never though grocery shopping could actually become something so relaxing until I had babies haha!
What are some of your favourite ways to practice self care?
Every second month I’ll spend half a day at the hairdressers. That’s a nice little time out for me! Sometimes when it’s late at night I like to do my nails too. Just doing little things for yourself here and there makes you feel so much better and more in control. It’s important so you don’t feel like you’re letting go of yourself and forgetting who you are.
What advice would you give to mamas struggling to create “me-time”? How do you make time in your schedule for yourself?
I’m one of those mamas so I’m not sure I can talk haha! Well, having a supportive partner makes a massive difference. My husband is amazing and makes sure I’m able to have time out when I need it, and vice versa. Neither of us have family in the city we live in so we really rely on each other heavily. We can tell when one side is getting burnt out. We plan ahead too. We let each other know when we need to have a moment to ourselves to catch up. Lets face it, if we’re burnt out, we’re not much good to our children so it’s important to take time out wherever you can. I’m looking forward to my baby being in more of a routine so I’m able to predict where we can have those moments of “me-time”! My next goal is to do a workout routine early in the morning before the babies wake up, that’ll be fabulous “me-time”! But I’ll give it another few weeks when my littlest one is sleeping a bit better…