When was the last time you had “me-time” and how did you spend that time?
I recently took River to LA with me on my work trip which was fantastic and on the flight home, he slept like an angel – I managed to watch a movie and have a glass of wine, it was heaven!
What are some of your favourite ways to practice self care?
I do a 5:30am boxing class with my sister once a week before work which is a great way to practice self care and let off a little steam – getting up early can be tough sometimes especially when I’m on a deadline at work or if I’ve had a rough night with River – but I just feel so much better once it’s done and really feels like I’ve done something for me. Getting a mani and pedi and my hair done every now and then is also something that I love to do and are some of my favourite ways of practicing self care.
What advice would you give to mamas struggling to create “me-time”? How do you make time in your schedule for yourself?
I struggled for a while to find time for myself. Working full time and long hours I felt so guilty leaving my son to do something for myself even if it was an hour here or there. However, I have realised that I need to take this time out – this makes me happy and I feel that I am a better Mum and Wife when I take some time out for myself. I make time by getting up early before work while River is asleep to work out, schedule time with my husband so I make sure he is home so I can create time and also accepting help when it is offered. I’m super lucky that I have a very supportive and helpful husband. My advice to other mums struggling to create ‘me-time’ would be to try and schedule some time even in the early hours before everyone is awake or asking and accepting some help. An hour once a week can make a world of difference to your happiness and wellbeing – when you are doing something that makes you feel good about yourself.