When was the last time you had “me-time” and how did you spend that time?
Last Sunday I went to a dance cardio class. Any type of exercise dancing is definitely my favourite. And having a few hours to myself is always a treat!
What are some of your favourite ways to practice self care?
Since being a mum I find that I’m usually always rushing from one thing to the next. For me practicing self care is about the little things. Taking 5 minutes to sit down for a coffee with no distractions or taking 10 minutes to do some stretching (even if it’s just in the lounge room next to the toys scattered everywhere!).
What advice would you give to mamas struggling to create “me-time”? How do you make time in your schedule for yourself?
Finding time for ‘me’ time can be really difficult and I know it took me quite a while after Austin was born to really decide it was important for me. I try to go to a regular dance class once a week, and find having something ‘scheduled’ in helps me to plan and organise for it. Of course there are some weeks where things just don’t go to plan (teething clingy babies have a knack for keeping you by their side!). I’ve also found that if you really want that little bit of me time sometimes you might need to compromise on something else… leaving the house messy for the day or trusting hubby to get things sorted (the control freak in me struggled with this at first) but having those 1-2 hours away always means I’ve got so much more to give when I get back.