When was the last time you had “me-time” and how did you spend that time?
The first time I had “me-time” was about two months after having my first baby, when my husband literally had to kick me out of the house to go to the mall to buy new make up because I was all out. Terrible, I know. I’ve always been such a homebody and after having my first baby and feeling some of the postpartum blues plus moving to a new state where I knew one person (my husband) made that so much worse. But I’m so glad he kicks me out of the house on the weekends even til this day. The boys love having one on one time with their papa and I need that time to be alone to collect myself again even if it’s just sitting at Starbucks and answering my emails in peace or strolling through targets home decor isles.
What are some of your favourite ways to practice self care?
My favorite ways to practice self care would be disconnecting from my phone and social media, relaxing with some tea and a good Netflix original while the boys nap. Also a bath and a good book. I love when my husband takes the boys to the park for a few hours and I get to do some face and hair masks and make my self feel a little pretty again. Long weeks of sleepless nights and chasing two toddler boys around leave me so worn out and looking tired all the time.
What advice would you give to mamas struggling to create “me-time”? How do you make time in your schedule for yourself?
I would tell them to make a day at least once a week where they just leave. Leave the babies with their dad for a few hours. It’s so important not only for the mama to have alone time but for the kids to bond with papa. I would tell them it’s doesn’t have to be anything fancy, just time to breathe and enjoy the quietness somewhere, I would tell them it will definitely make them a better mother.