When was the last time you had “me-time” and how did you spend that time?
It’s been a while! I’m going to say… May maybe? That was for an afternoon spa date with one of my closest friends. But I’m going on a short sisters trip to Los Angeles in a couple of weeks (no kids!!) and I’m super pumped. That’ll be my first time being away from my kids for more than 24 hours.
What are some of your favourite ways to practice self care?
I think it’s super important to take just a little bit of time every day for yourself. It doesn’t have to be long, but even just a few minutes to recharge are so important. When my kids are napping, I like to take 10-15 minutes to just sit out on my porch with a cup of coffee and do absolutely nothing. No housework, no blogging. Just pressing the reset button, so to speak. I also like getting out of the house to run errands on my own when my husband is at home at night or on weekends. I’m getting something done so it’s not technically “me time” but doing an errand solo without having to wrangle two kids feels a bit like a vacation these days lol.
What advice would you give to mamas struggling to create “me-time”? How do you make time in your schedule for yourself?
My husband and I are lucky enough to have my mom take the kids for a sleep over every couple of weeks so we can get a proper date night (and kid-free night of sleep!), which is our “us-time” and so important for both of our well being. But even if you aren’t able to send the kids off for a proper date night, create “me-time” by taking turns. Go out with your girlfriends at night whilst the hubby stays at home. Or send him out with the kids on the weekend so you can have a bit of a breather at home. And then switch the following week.