When was the last time you had “me-time” and how did you spend that time?
Our family has made a huge leap and moved to France for 2 years, to deliberately slow things down. Having said that, since we are arrived 8 weeks ago, we’ve been travelling and on the go and as a result are all together as a family of 5, 24 hours a day! I love my me-time and when our 2 year old sleeps (2-3 hours), I take advantage of the Spanish way (where we are currently) and have a siesta. I also love to go out for an early morning walk on my own which sets my mind on the right track for the day.
When we’re back in Melbourne I usually fit in a 30 minute massage at the South Melbourne market as we live across the street. My treat!
What are some of your favourite ways to practice self care?
Sleep is key, when you’re tired you can’t be your best self. Getting outside in nature is therapeutic and as I mentioned above, massage is my treat.
What advice would you give to mamas struggling to create “me-time”? How do you make time in your schedule for yourself?
If you’re home, nap when the baby does. Don’t worry about the laundry, dinner, emails – take 20-30 minutes and refresh.
If you’re working full-time, as I was previously, take your lunch and find a quiet spot to relax, nap in the car!, and don’t spend you entire lunch on your phone.