When was the last time you had “me-time” and how did you spend that time?
“Me-time” has become a really rare thing these past few years, but it also makes it incredibly special and rewarding when I actually get some time to relax. The last day I had to myself was a couple of weeks ago when my mom came to the city and took the boys to the playground. I was able to get breakfast alone at a beautiful little french cafe. The cafe was empty and they were playing this beautiful, calm classical music. I had avocado toast and coffee and actually got to take my time & eat and drink everything which never happens when I go out to eat with the boys.
What are some of your favorite ways to practice self care?
I love taking time once the boys go to sleep to decompress with a glass of wine after a long day. I also take this time to answer emails, take a long hot shower and catch up with my husband. As hectic as a day with the boys can be, my “down” time from 8 pm – 10 pm really gives me the energy I need to do it all again the next day.
What advice would you give to mamas struggling to create “me-time”? How do you make time in your schedule for yourself?
Making time for yourself is just as important as giving your kids 100%. You can’t be completely present for your children if you’re always stressed out. They can feel stress, and it’s not good for both you or them. By creating some “me-time” whether it be early in the A.M before they wake up, or at night once they go to sleep it can give you the energy and motivation to overcome the daily obstacles that come your way, or at least make them easier to deal with. I’m so much more patient with my boys if I’m able to relax at the end of the day. The dirty dishes can wait to be cleaned the next day, your sanity is more important.